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Please find below a list of the initiatives run by the Prep Parents' Association.

200 Club

The Prep School run the 200 Club every year.  A fun way to raise money for the school - and you may also win some too!  Click here for more information

Children’s Christmas Cards

The 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.

Children's Fun Run

In 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!

Columban Fayre

The 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.

Hosting Drinks at School Events

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.

Name Labels

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.

Prep 2 Leavers’ Party and Pencil Cases

Each 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.

Prep 6 Leavers’ Yearbook and Hoodies

The 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 boys.

St Columba’s College Towels from Tylers

The 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.

Tea Towel

The PPA designed a tea towel with caricatures of all of the boys in the prep school.