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boys in the Prep School have the opportunity to draw and design their
own Christmas cards for family and friends. This has been very
popular and enjoyable scheme over the last few years.
June each year, the Prep Parents’ Association (PPA) helps to
encourage participation in the St Albans Children’s Fun Run, which
runs alongside the St Albans Half Marathon. Applications must be made
online for this event and it is very popular with the boys.
Participants meet at school at 9.30am and then head down to
Verulamium Park near Westminster Lodge for the start of the race.
Look out for the St Columba’s College gazebo and support the
participants next year!
main fundraiser for the school is the annual Columban Fayre in
November. The PPA provides volunteers to help with this event and
runs the PPA Café, serving tea, coffee and cakes.
The PPA helps
to serve drinks at the many school events throughout the year,
including Grandparents’ Day, the Christmas productions, the Summer
Open Evenings, Sports Days and Prize-Giving, to name but a few.
The PPA has
arranged for "Stitch to Fit" to collect items on specified
dates from the Prep School Office for the stitching of new name
labels, at a reduced rate of £1 per label. Many parents take up this
offer and the PPA also arranges a similar service in the summer
months for new school uniform.
July, the PPA helps to organise a Leavers’ Party for Prep 2, as
they move from Lower to Upper Prep. In recent years, Kool Kidz has
provided entertainment and the boys have received a school logo
pencil case in their House colours.
PPA arranges an annual Leavers’ Yearbook for Prep 6, containing
images of their time in the Prep School. Copies of previous yearbooks
can be viewed in the Prep Office. This is a lovely memento for the
boys to keep. The PPA also subsidises a Leavers’ Hoodie for Prep 6
PPA receives profits from the sale of these towels on a quarterly
basis. The PPA designed the school towel about three years ago and
they make excellent presents.
The PPA designed a tea towel with caricatures of all of the boys in the prep school.