Hutchesons’ parents can take an active role in the school by joining the Parents’ Association or the 1957 Group. Many of our parents volunteer to be class reps or fundraisers and the School is very grateful for all the support our parents offer.
At Hutchesons’ the parents’ association is called the Hutchesons’ Grammar School Parents’ Association (HGSPA).
Every parent at Hutchesons’ is automatically a member of the Parents’ Association. Its functions are to act as a route for communication between the School and parents on matters of common interest, and to organise activities in support of the school and pupils. The committee, made up of parent representatives (one for each year) and representatives from the staff and governors, meets around six times per session, and matters concerning parents, pupils and staff are discussed in an informal way. Parent representatives are elected at the AGM to which all parents are invited.
If you have positive or negative feedback that you would like to be raised by the Parents’ Association, please contact your Year Rep through the parent portal. They will then bring the themes into School Association meetings with the Rector, Chair of Governors and Head of Primary.
The 1957 Group is the fundraising element of the HGSPA, comprising parents, former parents, members of staff and FPs. Our fundraising events offer many opportunities for all parents to socialise over a cup of tea or glass of wine.
Annual events include a Winter Afternoon Tea in December, a Summer Social (ceilidh) in June and a Quiz Night held at Beaton Road in February, which attract enthusiastic teams of parents and staff.
The Group also runs the second-hand uniform shop throughout the year and organises events and refreshments for the Primary Sports Day.
In recent years, funds have gone towards purchasing the gym equipment in the new conditioning suit at Beaton Rd; the refurbishment of the stage at Kingarth Street; an iPad Project, with 10 iPads for Beaton Rd and 10 iPad Minis for Kingarth Street; retractable seating for the Drama Studios; refurbishment of the S6 Bistro; the organ in the Beaton Road Assembly Hall; various items of playground equipment; radio microphones; bleacher seating in the Fotheringay Centre and the full refurbishment of the all-weather tennis courts at Beaton Road.
All pupils at Hutchesons’ benefit from the Group’s fundraising efforts at some stage during their school career.
If you would like further information regarding the 1957 Group and forthcoming events, or if would like to join us, please email email@example.com