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Summer Fete
Jubilee Celebrations
Ice Cream Friday
Heart of the School Project
About the HSA
How you can get involved
Festival on the Field
How we raise money
What do we spend it on?

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Summer Fete

It’s finally back!

Come and join us for our Manland Summer Fete on Saturday 2 July from 2pm – 6pm (or even later…!).

Fun for all the family, including the following:

– Games and stalls – all the traditional favourites, including the return of Adopt a Teddy!

– Bouncy Castle and Helter Skelter

– BBQ, Bar and Pimm’s Tent. Cakes and Ice Creams for those with a sweet tooth!

– Live Raffle Draw

– Face Painting

– Alternative Sports Day for young and old, with Tug of War, Welly Wanging and more – participation optional!

– Second Hand Uniform and Bargain Books.

…and much more


CHILD – Child entry (school age) is with a £5 game card which covers a first go on all 8 games stalls, including certain guaranteed prizes, and an extra outdoor toy prize at the end. **For preschool age children, we are offering the option of either a £5 game card, or £1 entry with tokens then to be used – see below.


Entry tickets can be purchased here on Classlist or on the front door on the day.

We are going cashless within the fete itself – all games (other than the first turns covered by the £5 entry card), inflatables, food and drink and other activities will be paid for by tokens which will be available to buy (by cash or card payment) on the front desk. £1 = 1 token, with special deals on multiple purchases!

The summer fete is one of our key events for raising much needed funds for the school, and after its absence for the last two summers, we can’t wait to see as many of you there as possible, to make this a lovely occasion and raise lots for the school!

Jubilee Celebrations

As part of the school’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations, the HSA will be holding the following fundraising events over the coming weeks:

1. Jubilee Bake Off Competition and Cake Sale (next Monday 16th May)

Please bake your Jubilee-themed cakes and/or sweet treats over the weekend and bring them into school on Monday morning (16th May).  £2 per entrant.

Prizes will be awarded for the best taste, best effort and showstopper entries!

Details to follow on Classlist shortly.

2. Design a Crown Competition (20th May – 7th June)

To be launched at our school’s Jubilee celebrations on Friday 20th May, a competition to design a crown fit for a Queen! Prizes will be awarded for the most imaginative and eye-catching entries!

Watch out for full details of all the Jubilee celebrations taking place in school and these competitions in Friday’s newsletter and on Classlist!

Ice Cream Friday

Ice Cream Friday is on every Friday after school so please bring your cards/change!

Children at Time Out will be able to buy ice creams, so send them in with pocket money. 

Also, from Friday 6th May, we will be running a second ice cream sale at 4.15pm for all children in after school clubs.

Heart of the School Project

The contractors have been in school daily, working on our plumbing and heating project. Over the next couple of weeks, each class will relocate to a different room for a couple of days to allow works to be carried out.

The library is being used as an additional space at the moment. As soon as work in classrooms have finished we will be able to start phase 2 of the Library project.

About the HSA

When your child joins Manland you will automatically become a member of Manland’s HSA (Home & School Association). The HSA organise various fundraising events to provide money for the school to buy much needed additional items and resources that would otherwise not be covered by the school’s own budget. In addition to this, the events build a strong community and social network between the staff, parents, carers and the children. We are called the HSA not a PTA because until 1985, the children from the Harpenden Branch of the National Children’s Home, attended Manland Primary School. ‘Parent’ was replaced by the more inclusive ‘home’ and swapping ‘teacher’ for ‘school’ completed an alternative to PTA. The HSA is a registered charity and even has a constitution. Under the constitution, the HSA has four officers: a chair and vice chair, a treasurer and a secretary. The chair and treasurer are answerable to the Charity Commission. The committee also includes HSA year group representatives that build relationships with other parents and carers.


Class Reps – contact via Classlist or

Name Class
Dani Mash Reception
Louise Smith Year 1
Sue Tennant Year 2
Ben Heineike Year 3
Tracey Pritchard Year 4
Nicole Fairhead Year 5
Emily Hindell Year 6

How you can get involved

We always welcome volunteers and love to hear new ideas for fundraising. Some parents and carers may also have access to fundraising or sponsorship opportunities through their own business, employer or other contacts and these can prove to be invaluable. Please direct all fundraising enquiries to Nicola Fairhead via Classlist or We hold Committee meetings once a half term. Anyone keen to get involved on a more regular basis and/or take on any of our current vacancies is most welcome. Again, please contact Nicole Fairhead as above. There is also a “mydonate” page, where individuals can raise funds for the school through sponsored events independently of the HSA One of the easiest ways to raise funds is “easyfundraising” if you shop online. This is a website which has links to a comprehensive range of online retailers, including many high-street names. If you shop online and access the retailers’ sites by clicking on the links on the “easyfundraising” website, the school gets a percentage of the purchase price whilst you pay exactly the same price as if you had shopped directly with the same retailer. Registering is free and easy at: Please feel free to suggest future events and ideas for fundraising by contacting your HSA rep.


The HSA holds stocks of the school jacket (a reversible waterproof fleece), jute bags in two styles, beanie hat and sunhats. An order form is listed below.


Now that thoughts are turning to Christmas shopping and Black Friday deals, please do remember to sign up to EasyFundraising for all your online shopping: The school receives money when you shop online, at no extra cost to you!


We communicate via an app called Classlist – Our virtual schoolgate. We organise all our events, share our news & ask for volunteers for events via this app.

Festival on the Field

The provisional date for this year’s Festival on the Field is July 2nd 2022. The Festival is organised entirely by (experienced) volunteers who have worked for months to get the event ready to go – bigger and better – this year. We are all beyond disappointed that we are unable to run it. We would like to thank wholeheartedly everyone who had bought tickets and supported us, including many local  businesses. All tickets will be valid for next year, but if you unable to attend, you will be able to request a full refund. We will be contacting our business supporters separately. For more information, please email us on

Festival on the Field 2022

How we raise money

One of our main fundraising events is the Festival on the Field, held jointly with Sir John Lawes School. This tribute band concert event started in 2012 and was hugely successful. We were the proud winners of the regional final and the national final for “Best Fund Raising Achievement” and raised £1,500 in prize money. This event is run every other year and gets bigger every time! We have other family fundraising events including a Christmas Bazaar & a Summer Fete. For parents and carers, we run quizzes & comedy nights. For the children, we hold 2 discos each year, movie nights, sponsored strolls/readathons and many other popular events. The HSA is also behind a number of fund raising activities that are not related to events. These include “Phil the Bag” jumble collection, Christmas Cards for Schools and selling House T-Shirts, to name a few. Please see below for a list of fundraising events happening during the academic year 2019-2020: HSA Events 2019-2020

What do we spend it on?

In 2015/16 the HSA funded:

  • 2 classroom teaching walls (£24k)
  • New Early years playground equipment (£1.5k)

In 2016/17 the HSA funded:

  • Another classroom teaching wall (£12k)
  • Improvements to the library (£7.5k)
  • Early Years play & learn area (£3k)

In 2017/18 the HSA funded:

  • A range of new IT equipment (£16k)
  • New school noticeboard
  • School Piano
  • Carpet area for year 1 classroom

2018 so far: Funds are being raised for the new Infant school playgrounds equipment. (Target £16k) and for a new sensory room. (Target £5k) Committee – contact via Classlist or

Name Position
Nicole Fairhead Chair
Vacant Vice Chair
Vacant Secretary
Christina Tang Treasurer
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