RPC News

July 2019

We wanted to say a final HUGE thank you for all your support over the last year – we hope you and your sons have enjoyed the fireworks, quiz, fun run, summer fair and the mufti days.  With your help, we have raised over £26,000 for our two charities, PWSA and Eikon and the school – a fantastic achievement.

We presented them each with a cheque for £8,700 at the charity assembly last Tuesday as we recapped with the boys on the fun events held during the year that helped make this possible.  We say goodbye to PWSA as their second year comes to an end – they have asked us to pass on their immense gratitude at the £40,000 raised during their two years with Rokeby.  This money will help fund research to identify drugs that can help curb the insatiable hunger that Prader-Willi syndrome sufferers face every day.  Eikon end their first year and are extremely grateful for the monies raised, which will enable a vital counselling service at a local Surrey School to continue as the school is no longer able to afford to provide it.

A full recap of the year will appear in the annual School magazine and can also be found here.  A picture gallery of all the items we have bought for the boys during the year is available to view here.

A huge thank you to all the staff, reps and parents that have helped us during the year – without you, the events simply could not happen.  We would like to welcome Michele, Monika, Liza and Chiara to take over the RPC from September and wish them all the best for the coming year.

We have really enjoyed our time on the RPC and wish you all a relaxing summer break.

Trelawny, Caroline, Penny and Nicky – RPC Committee

June 2019

RPC Summer Fair  – a huge success

This year’s Summer Fair proved to be a huge success.  We had a greater turnout than last year, the weather was kind to us and when combined with the takings from SHUS the week before we raised a staggering £9,000 to be shared between our two charities and the school.

Rokeby’s Got Talent proved a popular new addition to the event and Laser Tag had a constant queue outside it. The annual Year 8 Tug of War was fiercely contested and the ice-cream man did a roaring trade.

Thank you to all of those that came and supported the school and particularly those who set up, manned and helped clear up the stalls at the end of the day.  We could not have done it without you.

Photos from the day are available to view here.

RPC Mufti Day – Tuesday 2nd July

Just to remind you that the RPC Mufti Day will take place on Tuesday 2nd July.

Fair Sponsors – The RPC would like to say a very big thank you to our main sponsors of this year’s Summer Fair.  They are Coombe Residential and Wimbledon Orthodontic Practice.  Their continued support is highly appreciated.

Fair Donations – We will be receiving donations for stalls at drop off from Monday 10th June (or leave in porch in relevant boxes at other times). There will be named boxes for each category.  Please do not leave bags of mixed donations.

We are looking for:-

  • Soft cuddly toys – new or nearly new (please do not bring in dirty soft toys or anything you would not want to receive yourself!!)
  • Used children’s books – please make sure that books are either new or in very good condition
  • Bottles for the bottle tombola – this includes anything from wine, perfume, oil, bath products, cordial.
  • New boxed toys for the toy tombola

Raffle Tickets – will be in your son’s book bags later this week – please check you have received an envelope containing the raffle books. Each ticket costs £1 or a book of 5 for £5.  Please be aware that any raffle ticket stubs and money can be left in the RPC box in reception.

Please complete each ticket stub even if buying the book as tickets are entered individually.  If you have more than one son at the school then either son’s name and year group are sufficient.  If you are bringing friends or family, a name and email address will be fine. First prize is 12 bottles of Veuve Clicquot!

Rokeby’s Got Talent – Open Mic – This year we will be running “Rokeby’s Got Talent” open mic.  If your son/daughter wants to sing, dance, play the spoons or do stand-up comedy – now is their chance!  The stage will be open from 1-2.30 pm for solos or groups – anything goes!

If music is required please ensure it is available on an iPod / iPhone on the day. There will also be performances from Year 2 & 3 during the afternoon.

We look forward to seeing you all there!

May 2019

RPC Summer Fair – Sunday 23rd June – A Family Day Out

Please put the date in your diary.  This is a wonderful event including a variety of both school run and external sellers stalls, food, drink and entertainment for everyone. Please bring friends and family.

Donations of items for the day – Please give generously!

We are looking for:-

  • Soft cuddly toys – new or nearly new (please do not bring in dirty soft toys or anything you would not want to receive yourself!!)
  • Used children’s books – please make sure that books are either new or in very good condition
  • Bottles for the bottle tombola – this includes anything from wine, perfume, oil, bath products, cordial.
  • New boxed toys for the toy tombola

The collection of items will take place Monday 10th – Friday 21st June. Please leave items on the table outside the school gate or the porch in reception.

Cakes & Manning the Stalls

Your reps will be asking for volunteer bakers to make 30 cakes per year group (individual cakes, biscuits, brownies, ideally not whole please) to be brought to RSG on the day.  Ideally, bring a tray of individual cupcakes so these can be handed round.

Your reps will also be asking for help to man the stalls – please help them fill these short time slots.

Many thanks in advance for your help in supporting this event.

SHUS (second-hand uniform sale)

SHUS will not open on Thursday 6th June but there will be 2 opportunities to purchase uniform before the end of term:

  • Friday 14th June 8:30-10: 30 am at the SHUS shed
  • Sunday 23rd June at the Summer Fair at RSG

Donations: Please put any SHUS donations into the box on the Rokeby car park.  Please only give uniform that is in excellent condition and that you yourself would be happy to purchase.  Please do NOT donate white shirts, shorts or trousers as we do not stock them.

New RPC Announcement

We have all very much enjoyed our time on the RPC which comes to an end this year. We have been very fortunate to have four parents who have agreed to take over in September 2019. A big thank to Michele Costain (Chair), Monika Hicks, Lisa Long and Chiara Affley (Treasurer).  We know they will do a great job and wish them all the best.

Rokeby Summer Fair

Please save the date for the Rokeby Summer Fair – a really fun day for all the family.  We will have a variety of stalls, food and entertainment for the children (and parents!) so please join us 12-3pm Sunday 23rd June at RSG.  Please save the date in your diary.

As usual, we rely on your generosity to help this event run successfully so we will be sending out further details before Half Term of how you can help.  We would really appreciate any help you can give.

Brochure Advertisements

We are currently in the process of compiling the Summer Fair brochure.  We are selling advertisement space to local businesses.  The brochure is sent out to approximately 400 families in the school community.  In the past, a hugely broad spectrum of businesses has advertised including wine merchants, photography studios, property companies, babysitting agencies, clothes stores, dentists and doctors.

If you have a business that you would like to advertise or know of any business that might be interested in advertising please contact Belinda Boon (b.pilcher@hotmail.co.uk). The deadline for placing an advertisement is Friday 17th May.

April 2019

Fabulous Fun Run & Egg Hunt – £4,000 Raised

Thank you to all of those that came along to the Easter Fun Run and Egg Hunt.  For those who sadly couldn’t make it this year you really missed out!  It turned out to be a glorious sunny day – rather too hot for those running in full body fancy dress.

We hid over 1,300 eggs for the boys and siblings to find and not a stone was left unturned.  Suzie Roberts our resident Gladiator got everyone warmed up for the races which were fiercely contested. After expending lots of energy competitors tucked into the delicious hot snacks, biscuits and thirst quenching orange and watermelon provided by our catering department.

A staggering £4,000 was raised by the event and we thank all those who took part and helped make it such a success.

A photo gallery is available to view here.

March 2019

Save the date – Easter Egg Hunt and Fun Run

Start training now for the school Easter egg hunt and fun run which will be held on Saturday 30th March from 10 am to 12 noon at RSG.  More details to follow next week.

February 2019

RPC Cake Sale

A big thank you from the RPC team to all parents for their contribution to the cake sale.  It was a great success!

Quiz Night

Thank you to all those who attended the Quiz Night on Friday, it really was a fantastic night. Jules did a wonderful job as Quiz Mistress and an impressive £2,900 was raised, to be divided equally between PWSA, Eikon and the school.  We are most grateful for the support of the staff who put together a team and for the generous sponsorship of the World Gold Council.

January 2019

Welcome back to the Spring Term!

We have 4 main RPC events this term so please put them in your diary.

  • Friday 25th January – Quiz Night held in the Hall at Rokeby and traditionally a relaxed and fun evening with prizes for the winners – sign up! For full details click here.

  • Thursday 7th February – we are holding an RPC information and recruitment event, more details to follow.

  • Thursday 14th February – Mufti/cake sale for all and disco for the younger boys.

  • Saturday 30th March – Easter Fun Run at RSG – what better way to kick start the New Year. Start your training programme now!

Thank you for supporting our events.