New Parents Evening and Friends AGM

Held mid-week in the Autumn Term to welcome new Reception parents to St Peter’s, it’s a chance to meet other Reception parents, to chat to the Reception teachers, and to learn about (and get involved in) the various activities held by the Friends during the coming school year.  Reception children are invited too; there is a children’s entertainer and drinks and buns are served.

Last year we combined the New Parents Evening with the Friends AGM.  The Friends AGM was held straight after the New Parents Evening.  The key areas of the AGM are to discuss what ‘The Friends’ have achieved in the past year, confirm the funds raised and what is to be distributed to both schools, discuss planning for the following year and to elect new committee members. We welcome all parents to stay for the AGM, we are always looking for new people and fresh ideas.

Christmas Fayre

Held at St Gildas, there are various stalls in the Main Hall, including a plant stall, cake stall, second hand toy stall and lots of craft activities plus independent stallholders enabling a bit of early Christmas shopping.  In the Small Hall, the very popular bottle tombola, to which every child is asked to contribute by bringing in a bottle the week before the Fayre as “payment” for not wearing their school uniform that day.  There is also face painting, a presents for parents section (shh, it’s a secret!), a raffle, hot dogs, mince pies and mulled wine. And of course Father Christmas pays a visit; timed tickets to see him in his Grotto can be bought on arrival at the Fayre to avoid having to queue.

An Afternoon at the Movies

Open to all the family and held at St Peter’s in the Spring Term, straight after the end of the school day.  A family film is shown in the Hall, tickets are sold only in advance (in the St Peter’s playground a few days beforehand) and the ticket price includes a drink and some popcorn.

Talent Night

This is a fun family night out. A chance for the children to get up on stage and sing, dance, play an instrument, tell jokes or whatever they feel they have a special talent for. All participants get a medal and certificate.  The Talent Night is held in St Gildas Main Hall on a Friday evening. Great fun for all the family, with hot dogs, beers, wine and soft drink on sale too.

Sports Picnic

A Saturday afternoon out for the whole family, pre-school siblings included, with lots of exciting fun sports events for all the children.  The Picnic is held at the St. Aloysius Playing Field, Hurst Road.Parents can relax with a picnic and glass of wine, while the children get to show off their skills by taking part in fun sporting activities.

Eight fun sporting events are set up:

  • Football Event: dribbling and shooting
  • Multi Skills Event
  • Obstacle Race
  • Water Tray Race
  • Sack Race
  • Potato and Spoon Race
  • Bean Bag / Javelin Throw
  • Water Balloon Race

Every child receives an event card on entry which is marked after completing each event. Children who complete all events can trade their card in for a winner’s badge with trophies being awarded to the class that win the most badges by the end of the day.

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Art Show

Lets the children from both schools show off their artistic talents and is held at St Gildas on a Friday night.  There is a different theme each year on which the children are each invited to submit a picture.  These will be displayed on the night and, even more importantly, judged by a local artist with prizes awarded in different categories. Teachers discuss the theme with the children in class and assembly and the objective is to include all entries as we want the show to reflect the efforts of as many children as possible.

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Summer Fair

Our biggest fundraiser of the year!  Far too many stalls and activities to list them all, but along with the barbecue and food and drinks stalls (including a stall selling food made by the children), there is live music, an auction of donated tickets, gifts and other goodies; traditional fairground games, a fancy dress stall, a soft toy tombola, a bottle tombola (to which every child is asked to contribute, as for the Christmas Fayre), Restaurant Roulette, a bouncy castle, face painting and a raffle.  The Fair is held at St Gildas in both Halls and both playgrounds.

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Pimms Afternoon

Marks the end of the school year and is held in St Peter’s playground straight after both schools break up for the summer holidays.  For the grown ups there is Pimms and for the children there are alcohol-free ice pops. A lovely way to say goodbye to friends and wish everyone a happy holiday.

Pimms Afternoon


  • Tea Towel
  • Giving Machine
  • Yellow Moon