The Royal Kent School have an active PTA, who are responsible for some incredible events (and virtual events) and fundraising activities each year. Our vision is to bring together as many parents as possible at fun and unique social events whilst raising vital funds to enhance and improve our children’s experience at RKS.
The current team joined at various stages over the last 5 year. Some work full-time, others have been class reps or assisted the school in other ways, but all see this as an opportunity to get more involved in the school community and enjoy working together and with so many passionate and like-minded parents. Each core member has a specific focus area (Governance, Admin, Finance, Sports, Coms, Events). The core team meet at the start of term on a Thursday evening to plan, review fundraising initiatives and requests to access funds.
Any parent can get involved no matter what time or experience they have to offer. For more information, please contact any of the core committee members or email us email@example.com
Information about upcoming meetings, the minutes and the PTA newsletter and updates are circulated termly by the school.
Events and initiatives for 2020
2020 has been a challenging year for all, and we are in the process of planning some virtual and COVID-19 compliant events for the remainder of 2020 and 2021. Further details to follow.
In the meantime, we hope your children enjoyed the bicentenary celebrations and please help us continue to raise money with clothes recycling, matched giving and online shopping details below.
Happy School Bag
Raise funds and save the planet by recycling your men’s, women’s and children’s reusable clothing and avoid it ending up in landfill. For more information visit www.happyschoolbag.co.uk
2021 collection dates: 26 January 2021
11 May 2021
13 July 2021
Matched giving (or matched funding) is a simple way of maximising the fundraising efforts of the PTA when you volunteer to help. It is an informal corporate arrangement between a company and their employee. Not all companies offer matched funding but those that do will pledge a sum of money relating to the amount their employee has raised for the PTA. This could include running a stall at the Summer Fete. Ask your employer if they do or can run this scheme.
A simple way of raising funds for RKS PTA when you shop online with major retailers such as Amazon, eBay, John Lewis, Argos, Sainsbury's, M&S, Boots and many more! Every time you shop online via the easyfundraising website your chosen cause - The Royal Kent School PTA - will get a percentage of the value of your purchase. To date, we have raised thousands of pounds, but have the potential to raise much more with your help.
Follow this step-by-step guide to set up your account. After you have spent a few minutes creating an account, all you need to do each time you shop online is enter the site. Your computer/ tablet/ phone will remember all the details and you will raise money for the school on any purchase. It really is that simple!
- Go to www.easyfundraising.org.uk
- Find 'search for a good cause' (centre of the page) and type in Royal Kent School PTA in the cause name box
- Click on this when it appears in the drop down box. Click on 'support this cause'
- Fill out your personal details and create account
- You will then be asked if you want to gift aid your donations, click yes (if appropriate) and enter your address
- Don't forget to click the Yes box below which gives your consent to the school to reclaim gift aid
- The next step is to get the Donation Reminder which will pop up every time you go to one of the participating retailers' websites. Once set up you don’t need to worry about doing anything further as this tool will remind you.
- Some instructions will pop up following this. After reading through click the 'okay I understand' button at the bottom
- You are now set up and can begin to raise funds for The Royal Kent School PTA!
There is also an app you can download to smartphones and tablets which is accessed by typing easyfundraising into the relevant App Store.
The Royal Kent School 200th Anniversary Auction is now live!
Our next big virtual event is The Royal Kent School 200th Anniversary Auction running from 12 -29 November 2020. This has been organised by our amazing 2020 Summer Fete Team.
The auction has over 70 prizes which were kindly donated by supportive local businesses and individuals in our community.
Bid on many exclusive money can’t buy items and experiences, and get a head start on your Christmas shopping. Funds raised from this event will contribute towards resources that will benefit the pupils daily. You also have the opportunity to donate towards different projects using the site. https://givergy.uk/RoyalKentSchoolAuction2020
Many thanks for taking the time to read this, and further thanks in advance for raising funds for our fantastic school!
RKS PTA Committee