SASA

About SASA

You are automatically a member of the St Albans School Association if:

  • You are the parent or guardian of a pupil at St Albans School
  • You are a parent or guardian who has accepted a place for your child at the School
  • You are currently or have been a member of staff of the School
  • You are a member of the Old Albanians

One has only to take one look at the School bus map, with its tentacles snaking out as far as Knebworth and Luton to the North and Mill Hill to the South, to appreciate that the 'watershed' of the School is enormous. As a result, parents rarely have the opportunity of meeting up with other 'far-flung' parents, other than at 'official' events at the School.

Mindful of this, SASA was formed to act as a vehicle to bring parents together at informal events and to develop more extended relationships with staff and others associated with the School. 

This year we have reintroduced our popular Class Rep system.  Each First and Third Form class now has at least one Class Rep and a new class WhatsApp group.  If you are a new parent to the School or have not yet managed to join your class WhatsApp group, please Contact SASA by email sasa.committee@mail.com and we can put you in touch with your Class Rep.

Typically, we aim to organise one major event each term. Over the years the most significant of these (both in terms of numbers attending and of funds raised) has been the Quiz Night in the Autumn Term.

We maintain a close relationship both with the Old Albanians and with the Sports Tours Committee and representatives of both attend our own committee meetings.

Forthcoming Events

Founders' Day, Saturday 6th July

The SASA Pimms and Beer Tent will be available throughout the afternoon.

Wednesday 11th September

The SASA AGM will be held, followed by a Parents' Social and Welcome Drinks in the Library at 8.15pm.

Our Committee

President:

Jonathan Gillespie

Chair:

Sally Walter

Treasurer:

Susan May

Staff Representation:

Second Master:

Melody Jones

Senior Master:

Pat Taylor

Sports Tours:

Gareth Burger

Parent Members:

Catherine Rutter (Secretary)

Himali Chandrasekera (vice chair)

Osi Adigwe

Peggy Lyons

Anna Wakeling

Matt Stein

Cal Graham

Zahara El-Hamri

Dawn Thomas

Narisa Chauvidul-Aw

Nikki Sallie

If you have any queries regarding SASA, please contact us via email: sasa.committee@mail.com

Grants

The objective of SASA is not primarily one of fund-raising. However we do like our events to run at a profit and, over the years, we have been able to purchase many items for the School for which funds would not otherwise have been readily available. You can read about a few of these here, and see pictures of earlier SASA donations in the Photogallery section at the top of this page. 

2018

SASA in 2018 donated to the School Foundation £1800.00

2011

  • DNA sequencing equipment for the Biology Department
  • 3 x Defibrillators
  • Community Link polo tops and fleeces

2010

At a recent committee meeting it was decided that a the equivalent of $1200 would be made to the CCF Tanzanian charity “Banana Tree Project” to pay for the rental of the school buildings in Mwanza, Tanzania for a one year period. This news was gratefully received by Mr Beavington, on behalf of the charity. For more information about the work of the “Banana Tree Project” see http://bananatreeproject.org

2009

The following grants were made:

  • Furniture for Pen Arthur
  • Cameras for the Photographic Society
  • Autoclave machine for the Biology Department

2008

The following grants were made:

  • £1000 towards a trip by the U6 to the CERN project in Geneva
  • Outdoor Furniture for the school yard
  • Educational software for the Chemistry department
  • Smoke machine for the Drama department
  • AV equipment for Modern Languages
  • Fleeces and fruit trees for the conservation club.

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