Welcome to Canon Slade Association

Canon Slade Association

The CSA is an organisation of parents, staff, governors, ex-pupils and friends who come together to support the school. There is no membership fee, as a parent with a child in school you are automatically a member. Our main function is to:

  • Support the school, pupils, staff and parents
  • Communicate by acting as a link between parents and school
  • Consult by providing a forum to exchange views on matters relating to school
  • Raise funds to buy equipment that adds value to school life
  • Provide fellowship by arranging events which bring together parents, staff and children in an informal atmosphere.

We hold half termly meetings which all parents and staff are welcome to attend. These meetings last around one hour and do the usual things you would expect from a PTA such as arranging fund-raising or social events and deciding on worthy causes for any funds that we might have available. We also receive Governors’ Reports (a number of Parent Governors are active CSA members) and a report from the Headmaster, who is a regular participant in CSA activities. . Events have included:

  • Supermarket Voucher Collections
  • Bags2 School Collection
  • Recycling Mobile Phones
  • Prom Fashion Show
  • Barn Dance
  • Murder Mystery Evening
  • Wine Tasting

The Association also provides refreshments at Parents’ Evenings and Performing Arts Events. Parents volunteer to help with the refreshments via the CSA meetings. This is an easy way to help if you feel unable to contribute in others ways.

For further information about the CSA please contact csa@canon-slade.bolton.sch.uk This reaches the Secretary of CSA.

 

2017 Update

During the 2016/2017 academic year funds raised by CSA have supported various departments to purchase the following:

  • Geography – Kindle Fire Tablets for data collection in the field
  • Maths – overhead projector visualizers to enable the sharing of good practise with the whole class easily and promptly
  • RS – various items of Apple technology to upgrade teaching facilities
  • English – Accelerated Reader licences for a cohort of Year 8 pupils
  • Technology – 3D printer
  • Leadership accreditation membership for Year 8 pupils

Fund raising continued all year and this year’s funding allocations will be considered at the November 2017 meeting. All departments have been invited to submit bids for consideration.

CSA 200 Club

For a one off payment of £15.00 at the beginning of the school year, you will be allocated one number between 1-200 (you can buy as many numbers as you like, even ask friends and family if they would like to join in) then each month between October and July all the numbers are entered into a draw and 3 numbers are picked out during a CSA meeting or other school event.

1st Prize £100.00/2nd Prize £30.00/3rd Prize £20.00

All the numbers go back into the draw ready for the following month, so if you are very lucky you could win up to 10 times during the school year!

Winners are contacted by email and all winning numbers and names are published on the Canon Slade Association section on the website (in More Information).

200 Club Winners July 2017

The draw took place during the CSA meeting on Wednesday 21st June 2017
Congratulations to the winners

First Prize £100 No 200 Victoria Wensley
Second Prize £30 No 60 Katrina Speakman
Third Prize £20 No 164 Jacob Siju

CSA News

CSA meetings for this academic Year 2017-2018

Welcome back to the Autumn Term 2017 Canon Slade Association (CSA) AGM will be held on 26th September, following a cheese and wine social, at 7pm in the School Library. Other CSA meetings for this academic year are as follows: Wednesday 15th November Tuesday 16th...

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Bag2School – Monday 6th November

This fund-raising initiative at Canon Slade is run by a company that specialises in collecting good quality second hand clothing for re-use. Also, it gives you an opportunity to sort out your cupboards and wardrobes and diverts unwanted textiles away from landfills....

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CSA Fashion Show 2016 A Huge Success

The fashion show and clothes sale on 14 October was a huge success and £558.34 was raised through ticket sales, raffle and refreshments. The evening also provided an opportunity to have a fun social evening too. It was a lovely evening with ladies young and old...

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The Giving Machine

Click, Shop, Give for Free! When doing any shopping online it would be great if you would go via www.thegivingmachine.co.uk. You will then be creating a donation to school without it costing you a penny! TheGivingMachine™ is a not for profit social enterprise that...

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