We are incredibly grateful for the fantastic support that our PSA gives the school, so far this academic year they have kindly funded £10,000 worth of equipment which has enabled us to provide the girls with an enhanced educational experience. This week we have been pleased to announce how the generous donations have been spent across the departments and subject areas, including amongst many; the Sports department who received equipment to support our amazing gymnastics and hockey teams, infrared camera for our scientists, tailors’ dummies for our textile students, garden structures for outdoor events and additions to the Music department that will enable our students to enjoy playing and singing.
One of the many ways that the PSA raise these invaluable funds for the school is by holding events such as the PSA Quiz which took place last week. The PF Community had fun while exercising the old grey muscle.
The PSA report further ‘On Friday night, the Hall was packed to the rafters with parents and staff competing for the annual title of 2018 PSA Quiz Champions.
The compere for the evening was parent Jamie Crittall, who gamely volunteered to referee the annual competition despite only returning from the USA the day before (having spent the flight home from Vegas mugging up on the questions!). He was ably assisted by his L6 runner and scorer, Charne.
Having learned their lessons in earlier years, a number of teams jumped in early and played their jokers in the first round. Jamie’s Quiz Master mettle was well and truly tested in the tricky Who Fought Whom round, which almost resulted in new battles to add to the history books as contentious answers were debated!
Many teams opted to use their Opt Out for the tricky Sports round and there was very little between the top tier teams as the Quiz moved towards its brutal conclusion; the Wipe Out round. Old hands played this round cautiously (some too conservatively) and only one team Wiped Out their score.
After a nail-biting and tricky set of tiebreakers, the results were
2018 PSA Quiz Champions – the Third Form’s Universally Challenged
In joint second place
Wonderfully engraved PF Wooden Spoons will be gracing the kitchens of the Fifth Form Let’s Get Quizzical team.
A delicious curry supper was served mid-way through the evening and After Eight mints ensured that sugar levels were high enough to tackle the final rounds.
The PSA is hugely grateful to Jamie for donating his time and for delivering such a polished performance, thinking on his feet as the questions got trickier! Thanks also to Charne for giving up her Friday evening and being a lively and efficient scorer. As ever, the PSA is indebted to the amazing catering and maintenance teams for all their help, to the Godalming Lions for providing the quiz and to all the Quizzers who helped to make the evening truly memorable.’
Friday 9 March
Forms for tickets have now been sent out in the Wednesday letters so please get your team together, come and have fun. If you don’t have a team that’s fine we can add you to one – just submit your forms.
It’s always a fun night with curry provided by PF catering
Tickets £15 each
Parent Staff Association (PSA)
Parents’ Social, Friday 6 October, 7.30pm: A relaxed evening for parents to get together in their class groups or with friends across the school. The event takes the form of a buffet supper followed by after dinner entertainment; this year, magician Mike Fairall (www.michaelfairall.co.uk) will be performing for us. Please book early as numbers are restricted: tickets are £25 per person and a booking form is available via the parent portal.
Year 2 Disco with Aldro, Friday 10 November: Venue to be confirmed and details to be sent out via Class Reps.
Year 3 Disco with Charterhouse, Saturday 11 November at Prior’s Field: Details to be sent out by Prior’s Field.
Year 5 Dinner/Disco, Saturday 25 November at Charterhouse: Details to be sent out by Prior’s Field.
Christmas Fair, Saturday 25 November 11.00am to 3.00pm: This is a great chance to do some serious present shopping: gifts range from soaps and candles to cashmere wraps and ceramic table ware. There are over 55 external stall holders at the fair – please look at the PSA web pages for details