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Christmas Fair Thank YOU!

Sorry this Thank you has taken a few days coming, we wanted to be able to tot up the floats and give you all a fairly final figure too.

There were a lot of slots to fill this year but we did it, thanks to all of you that signed up and got involved giving the Christmas Fair an amazing array of stalls, games and activities. There was a great buzz and atmosphere with everyone pitching in, even some extras who stepped in on the day itself as they could see the Bottle Tombola was going crazy! We couldn’t have done it without you all (and your kids) support and donations, and it makes it all worthwhile when you see everyone enjoying themselves. Your help was really appreciated and the Year Group stalls, activities, Grotto, Raffle and catering brought in a lot of profit for the school.

Thank you also to everyone that came along and supported the school on the day by emptying their pockets, a very crucial role!

We’ve received loads of lovely feedback. Happy to hear more of your feedback (good or constructive) on this very quick survey https://tinyurl.com/xmasfair2017Survey

We raised a fantastic  £3283.88 for the school PTA funds. This allows the PTA to give the Teachers an amount to spend on a present for each classroom and Nursery, plus Christmas Crackers and drinks for the Christmas festivities in school.

Other recent fundings include Playground Development, Mathletics Subscriptions and possibly a large amount needed for the school minibus so you can see how important these funds are.

Thanks again for all your support. If anyone would like to keep more up to date with PTA involvements please also join the PTA Committee Facebook group:

Merry Christmas!
Wessex PTA

Class Reps and Sub Committees

The PTA would like to say a huge thank you to the positive response for Class Reps requests and all those that volunteered. At the first Committee Meeting we also set up some Sub Committees to drive the first few events. They’re already proving a valuable support in kicking off the year with plans for a Halloween Disco.

The PTA will be in touch again soon with more details of how you can help your Class Reps or Sub Committees in particular at the Christmas Fair. Please support and reach out to them as and when possible – all help is hugely appreciated.

Your Class Reps are as follows:


Sophie Adams


Amy Monks + Julia Caldwell


Victoria Lavigne + Doriane Alba

Y1 Beech

Sara Berloth + Kelly Trillow

Y1 Birch

Natalie greening + Suzanne Atkins, Sandra Randall

Y2 Chestnut

Helen Clark, Honor Armsdon, Sam Blundell

Y2 Cherry

Tanya Ces Maneiro, Fi Hart, Carly Ford

Y3 Hazel

Paula Robertson, Louise Atkins, Suzy Witt

Y3 Holly

Gemma Bristow, Sarah Akkus

Y4 Larch

Jane Deefholts

Y4 Lime

Alpana Chakravti

Y5 Poplar

Loren Stone

Y5 Pine


Y6 Willow

Tammie Hawkins, Paula Rowell

Y6 Yew


Current Sub Committees are:
Halloween Disco – 31st Oct Overseen by Cath + Gemma
Sara Berloth
Kavita Pant
Kelly Trillow
Kirsty Fox
Louise Atkins
Sarah Akkus
Sophie Adams
Suzanne Atkins
Shopping Eve – 23rd Nov Loren Stone
Gemma Bristow
Helen Clark
Jo Hickey
Christmas Fair – 2nd Dec Overseen by Cath + Gemma
Fi Hart
Rachel Bailey
Tara Gammon
Amy Monk
Jane Deefholts
Athena Bergman

Wessex Christmas Fair – Sat 3rd Dec

Lower School

  • Pocket money games
  • Tombolas
  • Cakes
  • Crafts
  • Letter to Santa
  • Secret present room
  • & more!

The Great Wessex Bake Off!

Money Prizes toward golden time toys will be given to the class with the most contributions and the class with the best presented cake.

Bring your cakes in a sealed container marked with your name and class on FRIDAY 2nd or SATURDAY 3rd December before 11am for judging.

The cakes will be sold at the fair so please be aware of allergies.

Raffle tickets

Please return all raffle tickets stubs and money (as well as any unsold books) to the school byFRIDAY 2nd December – The list of prizes is amazing!: Nerf Guns,a Flurby, Barbies, Monster Dolls, Monopolies, Pie in your Face, Bop it, and many more toys. There are also tickets for Jump In Trampoline Park, Half an Hour Flying Lesson, a round of golf for 4, vouchers, gifts and much more!!

Sweet Cups

Don’t forget to bring back your cups filled with sweets by FRIDAY 2nd December.

And if you have collected empty bottles of wine (with screw tops on) please also bring them to school on FRIDAY 2nd December.

Breakfast with Santa – Sat 3rd Dec



  • 9-10am or
  • 10:30-11:30am


  • £3 for Adults
  • £5 for Children (under 3 are FREE*)


  • Breakfast**
  • Photo with Santa
  • Present
  • Token for the crafts room at the fair on the day


This will be held in the Upper School Hall so you can also visit the School Christmas Fair held in Lower School on the same day from 10-1pm.

Thank you,
from Your PTA Committee

*Children under 3 are free however we are unable to provide food, present or photo with Santa. They are welcome to sit on their parent’s laps as buggies won’t be allowed in the hall.

**Breakfast consists of hot and cold drinks (milk or juice) with free refills, and a choice of bacon roll / veggie option or pastry.

Circus Success

Last Sunday, the Circus came to Wessex as the PTA’s annual fair was under the canvas of the Big Top for the first time. The weather was incredibly kind and the audience laughed, giggled, screamed and occasionally got wet for the performance of slapstick comedy, plate spinning, juggling and all around silliness. It was a real success and with the backdrop of the favourites from previous years – BBQ, Bar, Raffle, Tombola, Glitter Tattoos, Bouncy Castle, etc. great fun was had by all. Well done to the PTA team and everyone who got involved to make the event such a success.

The final figure raised is £2500… well done everyone!