John Mason Association
The John Mason Association (JMA) is another name for the friends of John Mason School or John Mason PTA. Anyone with any connections with the school - parents, teachers, governors, students - is automatically a member of the JMA.
The JMA is run by parents and staff in order to foster good links between home and school, to provide encouragement and support in all areas of school life, and to fundraise towards these aims.
We not only provide funds to enrich student’s time at John Mason School but also support the school in many other ways and provide extra pairs of hands when needed. We arrange social activities which are great fun and a chance to meet other parents and students.
To give you an idea of the help we provide; the JMA has raised money for school minibuses; netball kit; stage curtains; Carnegie Medal participation; table tennis tables and much more.
Recently JMA fundraising has also agreed funding for maintenance of the Welsh Farm, updating of the Learning Resources centre (Library), and enhancement of learning activities in Modern Foreign Languages, Food Technology, Visual Arts, IT, Textiles and PE departments. We are a friendly, welcoming group of parents and would be delighted to have new members. Please contact Sharon Brewster on firstname.lastname@example.org
Upcoming Events: JMA 2017/2018
JMA Events Support
The JMA provide refreshments at Parents’ Evenings and evening events throughout the year. Offers of help with refreshments are welcome, with no obligation to join the committee.
The JMA owns and runs the Welsh Farm, which is a residential and study centre near Llandovery in West Wales. The farm is used for school field studies and outdoor pursuits, including a 4-day residential stay open to Year 8 students.
The JMA raises funds to help run the farm.
We run regular maintenance trips to the farm and are always looking for volunteers for a busy, fun and worthwhile few days away.
The farm is also available to hire for private holidays.
The Welsh Farm Trustees are:
Mrs Jean Challis (Governor JMA representative)
Mr Jim Hines (Co-opted -Ex Staff and Special responsibility for Welsh Farm)
Mr Bob Mannix (Co-opted Ex Chair)
Ms Di Mashiter (Headteacher)
If you would like to know more details please click to visit the Welsh Farm page.
JMA Lucky Numbers Club
The JMA Lucky Numbers Club is one of the ways the JMA raises funds to support the school. Membership is open to all teachers, parents and friends of the school aged 18 or over. Membership is £15. Each member is allocated a number and this is placed in a monthly draw with a chance to win a cash prize. 50% of the funds go to the JMA and 50% into the prize fund which is divided into a first prize (40%) and second prize (10%). In the past this fund has raised money to purchase a new minibus for the school.
We would like to invite you to join the Lucky Numbers Club – please see the Parentmail School Shop section for details and to join.
JMA Committee Meetings
The JMA committee is made up from a wide selection of people from the school community: Parents/Staff/Governor.
JMA Committee Meetings are held at 6.00pm on the first Tuesday of the month.
If you would like to help but are unable to come to meetings please contact the JMA Chair, Sharon Brewster via email@example.com.
JMA Elected Officers:
Chair: Sharon Brewster
Vice Chair: Ceri Green
Secretary: Fiona van Galen
Treasurer: Brian Wyborn
Lucky Numbers Club: Clare Simpson