What is Hamilton PSA?
What is Hamilton School Parent Staff Association (PSA)?
Hamilton School PSA (Parent Staff Association) is made up of a small but fabulous team of parents and staff. The PSA is a registered charity (Charity No. 1123073), and works tirelessly to raise money for the School. We use this money to buy things for the school to aid our children’s education and development. In recent years our fundraising efforts have enabled the school to pay for:
- A sunshade and outdoor seating to be installed in 2018
- £7,500 worth of books to replace the entire KS1 collection
- 22 iPads
- Sports kit with school logo
- A new school kiln
- Science Week, Poetry Week and a Year 6 Entrepreneur Scheme
We organise an annual Summer Fayre, as well carrying out smaller events such as the Easter Eggstravaganza, Halloween Disco, and the boozy Quiz Night for parents! We are always looking for new members to help support these regular events, and bring fresh ideas for fundraising. If you’d like to get involved please get in touch (see contact details) or come along to one of our meetings – the dates of these are on our Facebook page and website. We look forward to hearing from you soon!
Catherine Balson took on the role of Chair in 2016 when her daughter Jenny (5yrs) started at Hamilton. She is also mum to Charlie (2 yrs) and another on the way, so will be sharing the role of Chair this year! Catherine works 4 days a week in London.
Katie Smith is one of the longest serving members of the PSA, having served as Chair in the past. Katie is also a Parent Governor and a full time student. She is mum to Beatrice (8yrs) and Edward (5yrs).
Sonia Miller took on the role of Secretary in 2016, and is mum to Imogen (7yrs) and Eve (3yrs). Sonia is a qualified primary school teacher but is currently a stay at home mum, which is much more fun!
Makala Stuart was also new to the PSA in 2016, and is now serving her second year as Treasurer. Makala works full time in Colchester and is also studying. She is mum to Charlie (5yrs) and Oscar (1yr).