Nascot Wood Schools’ Association
What is the NWSA?
The NWSA is the community of parents, guardians and teachers from both Nascot Wood Schools. As a parent or guardian of a child at either of the Nascot Wood Schools, you are automatically a member of the Nascot Wood Schools’ Association. Welcome!
The Association is led by a small committee. Our aim is to raise much needed funds for both schools. We do this by organising social events for both children and parents, raffles, seasonal fayres and much, much more….
We are a small, friendly, sociable group who would welcome new ideas and new members so check out the dates below and see if you can attend our next meeting. If you cannot attend NWSA committee meetings there are many other ways you can support your schools’ fundraising activites. See below for more information about how you can help.
Upcoming NWSA Events
Mother’s Day Sales March 2017
We will be holding our annual Mother’s Day sales in the week beginning 20th March to give all children the opportunity to buy and wrap a present to give on Mother’s Day.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with our Mother’s and Father’s Day sales; the NWSA source a wide selection of presents for the children to pick from and, during school time, they are able to wrap them to give a surprise present for Mother’s Day. Every present is £5 and the NWSA spend a lot of time sourcing high quality gifts for hte children to pick from.
We still need volunteers to help sell and wrap presents on the days of the sales. If you think that you will be able to help then let us know.
BBC Star Gazing 25th March 2017
The NWSA has partnered up with the South Herts Astronomy Society to organise a fantastic evening for all the family. We will get the chance to take an in depth look at our sky with telescopes, bincoluars and our own eyes.
Pamper Evening Friday 21st April
Join us for an evening of fashion, beauty and pampoering on Friday 21st April. The event will include a fashion show and is suitable for women and girls aged 13 and over.
More details about the event will sent sent out closer to the time so keep an eye out.
Summer Fair Saturday 10th June
Our biggest fundraising event of the year has been set for 10th June.
School Discos July 2017
Infants 14th July, Juniors 7th July.
Festive Film Clubs December 2016
We held a festive Film Club for each school. We hope that the children all enjoyed themselves and thanks to all the parents that helped set up, make sandwiches and supervise the children.
—we raised £605 —
Phil the Bag November 2016
The NWSA would like to thank you for collectively donating a HUGE 910kg of textiles for the the ‘Phil’ the Bag Textile Recycling Scheme!
—we raised £318.50 —
The next collection will be in 2017 so save any unwanted clothes!
The NWSA Fashion Show October 2016
Thank you to everyone that attended the Fashion Show on Saturday 15th October 2016. It was a rainy night but thankfully a group of excited women congregated in the Junior School hall and enjoyed a sociable evening amongst friends filled with laughter, wine and fashion.
Even with only 70% of the people who bought tickets attending thanks to the bar, ticket sales and second hand uniform sale we held on the night we managed to raise an impressive sum…
—we raised £775 —
This fantastic sum of money will be going towards both schools funds and hopefully, with all your help, we will be able to hold more successful fundraising events throughout the year to allow the schools to purchase their ‘wishlist’ items.
The NWSA Back-to-School BBQ
Thanks to all that came along to our family BBQ event on Saturday 17th September. It was a great informal event filled with fun, great food and an impromptu Rounders game!
“I really enjoyed playing Rounders and then playing with the glow sticks after dark!” Tommy, Year 4
“The toasted marshmallows were soooo nice”
“Really enjoyed the games and the good company… hope there is opportunity to do it again later in the year!” Clare, Parent
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Meet the NWSA Committee
Sara White, Co-Chair
“I am a signle parent. I joined the NWSA as Olivia and I had moved back to my home town after 10 yrs away and wanted to make connections with the school. The NWSA is a very welcoming group and they made it easy for me to find my place in the community. It’s great to give back to the school and children. I previously spent my career as Head of Marketing and Comms within the Defence Space sector but you don’t need any special or specific skills to join and get involved.”
Claire Aston, Co-Chair
“I joined the NWSA as we had just moved to the area and I wanted to get to know other parents. Joining the committee got me involved in the school that I would be spending the next 10 years walking my children to and from!! I feel it’s my way of giving something back to my local community and my kids love me being involved too.”
The NWSA Children
It’s not just the parents that get something out of being a part of the NWSA committee, our children love it too. Let them tell you themselves…
Molly, Year 4. “It’s really fun seeing my mum at school helping out with the NWSA. When I get to help set up for events I feel like I am ‘backstage’ which is really cool and me and my NWSA friends from different classes get to play with each other.”
Olivia, Year 5. “I’ve made some really nice friends who are also NWSA children. We have lots of fun at events. It’s also nice to see my mum around the school.”
Isabella, Reception. “I like it when my Mummy helps at school.”
Samuel, Year 5. “I like being an NWSA kid because I like setting up events and seeing them go from nothing to looking great. Then I also know my way around and where all the best stalls are before everyone else!”
Jasmine, Year 4. “I like being an NWSA kid because I get to help out on stalls like the tuck shop and the BBQ and that makes me feel important.”