The APS Parents' Society has been supporting the school for many years raising significant sums of money to buy equipment and services to benefit the boys during their years at APS as well as to support several charities. Along the way the events are a great opportunity for parents and boys to get together and have some fun.
Events and Fund Raising
The events the APS Society organise bring the whole community together either at events for our boys, for families and just for Parents.
The Halloween disco is eagerly anticipated, with age appropriate discos organised in the hall accompanied by dressing up and games. The Christmas Fair includes activities for the children along with some external stalls, the ever popular bottle and chocolate tombolas. The year 6 House Captains organise stalls around the house colour with the proceeds going towards their nominated charities. The Summer Fair is an opportunity to enjoy the outdoor space at Marlborough Road with many activities for all ages on offer.
In the Spring a fun evening of Curry and quizzing is held in the hall for Parents with groups competing for the honour of 'Top Quizzers' and trying to avoid the wooden spoon! We also organise both start of year and end of year get togethers for Parents.
The APS Society organise a biennial ball with the majority of the proceeds going towards a local charity nominated by Parents. In previous years they have supported the Harry and Jock appeal, Trafford and Salford Homestart and Cheshire Autism Practical Support.
We have donated money towards enhancing the provision the school provides for the boys. All classrooms have been fitted with an interactive touch screen, Y1 & Y6 have taken part in a collaborative Lego workshop, Year 3 had a fantastic Egyptian workshop, we have purchased new reading books for the libraries, funded the outdoor play equipment and many more smaller projects.
Giving Machine and IDRite Labels
As a Society, we have also teamed up with a number of third parties to help raise further funds. These include www.TheGivingMachine.co.uk a non-profit making organisation which generates free cash for the school every time you shop online. Each of the the online shops – including high street names such as Amazon, eBay and M&S - makes a donation on your behalf. To date you have helped raise nearly £1000 from this.
Similarly, any parents looking for name labels for school uniform can raise funds for the Society by ordering these from http://www.idrite.co.uk/. Simply select Altrincham Preparatory School as you proceed through Checkout.
It would not be possible to achieve all this without the continued support of everyone involved and we are always looking to welcome any parents who feel they can contribute in any way, however big or small.
Should you wish to contact any members of the Society please contact the school office on 0161 928 3366.