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Welcome to KESSOC 2012/13 www.kes.hants.sch.uk
King Edward VI School Society As a parent at King Edwards School you are automatically a member of KESSOC and we warmly welcome you to join us at one of the many events that take place during the year.
Who and What are we? KESSOC is the King Edward VI School Society. It functions to support the school by uniting parents, past pupils, governors, teaching and administrative staff in fund raising and social events.
Social Activities The social committee organises a number of social events throughout the year such as New Parents’ Wine Tasting Evening in the Autumn term and a popular Quiz Evening in the Spring term. The highlight of the social calendar has to be the Summer Ball held on alternate years. The Society supports many of the School’s activities by providing refreshments and hospitality at concerts and Parents Evenings (Hospitality team). The Prayer Group meets twice a term, details can be found on the KESSOC website.
Fund Raising In the past 5 years we have raised funds for the following items: cricket pavilion at Wellington Sports Ground, dance equipment, fish tank for lower school, chemical element display for the Science dept., digital camera for Photo Club, portable cricket nets, music stands, kayaks, Cookery Club induction hobs, DofE thermal gilets, amps and speakers for Rock Academy, Fencing Club equipment, CD listening post for Music dept, entrance fee (loaned) to Young Enterprise Scheme and a garden for the Green Team.
like to participate it costs £10 for 10 entries (1 ball per month for 10 monthly draws, £20 for 2 balls per month, etc.) If you would like further details please email Jill at email@example.com or purchase on KesPay before 30th November 2013. Any monies made by KESSOC will eventually benefit the school. At certain events (i.e. the School Ball auction) KESSOC raises money for the School Charities.
KESSOC Council The Council oversees each of the core groups or activities. Additionally the Council coordinates with the Headmaster and agrees upon areas that deserve the financial support of KESSOC.
How can I get involved? First, we would love to see you supporting the social events organised by the Society. It is an ideal way to meet new friends and catch up with old friends and thus lifting the community spirit of the school. Secondly, we would value your help no matter how large or small. We realise that lives are busy but even if you could spare time with setting up an event without ongoing commitment it would be greatly appreciated. Further details for all the above can be found on the school website www.kes.hants.sch.uk (>Parents >Kessoc)
We’d love to hear from you, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Dates for your diary 2012/13
OBNO The Society raises funds by selling on your behalf, various items in the OBNO (out-grown but not out-worn) shop such as school clothing and PE kit, as well as walking boots, ski jackets and wet suits. OBNO is open Weds 1.00-2.00pm. For more info please contact Sonia Ohri by email email@example.com
* New Parents Evening *
Thursday 27th September 2012
* AGM *
Tuesday 13th November 2012
* New Parents Wine Tasting Evening *
Friday 23rd November 2012
KesLOTTO (formerly Kestravaganza) is the Society’s monthly lottery and offers the chance to win cash prizes. Each month there is a prize draw and a percentage of the money raised is returned in winnings. The balance will go to KESSOC. If you would
* Quiz Evening *
Friday 8th March 2013
* KESSOC Lecture *
Friday 10th May 2013
* KESSOC Summer Ball *
Saturday 6th July 2013
Listed below are the council members who also act as a support network for new and existing parents. If you have any queries you would like answered however trivial they may seem, please contact one of the parents below. Petra Sansome Lorraine Morgan Liz Davies Pat Stroud
Chairman Vice Chair Treasurer Secretary
firstname.lastname@example.org 01962 777797 email@example.com 01962 840214 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com 02380 511915
Ex Officio Members Brian Gay Julian Thould Anita Cox Prof G.A.John Rogers
Chairman of Governors firstname.lastname@example.org Head Master email@example.com Secretary to HM firstname.lastname@example.org President of OE 87 Pikemere Road, Alsager, Stoke on Trent ST7 2SN
Governorâ€™s Rep Yvonne Binge
Staff Reps Hillary Smith Jane Thomas Trish Wood
School rep School rep School Office
email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
Old Edwardians Tony Rowthorn David Hoare
Old Edwardians Old Edwardians
02380 642564 01962 885495
Members Jill Leask Marian Capper Sonia Ohri Bridget Amos Erica Roberts Jane Thompson
KesLotto Hospitality OBNO Member Prayer Group Prayer Group
firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
02380 252634 02380 771345 02380 630885 01962 711460 02380 556887
REQUEST FOR KESSOC HELPERS Name Child’s Name Group Base/Tutor Group Tel. No. E-mail address I would like to join the Social Committee
I would like to be part of the hospitality team
I would like to be part of the OBNO team
I would like to help set up before and after some events
Please return this to the school office in an envelope addressed ‘KESSOC’ by 12th October 2012 or email firstname.lastname@example.org