PFA – News

GREAT WEST RUN – Sunday 19 October 2014, 9am, Sidwell Street, Exeter

Mrs Frewin and Mrs Hannaford along with parents and friends of the school are running the full 13.1 miles to raise money for the PFA.

In addition 15 or so of our school children are running now to clock up 12.1 miles before the event and will run their final mile alongside Mrs Curry and Mr Harben on the day. Their run starts at 0.20am in Sidwell Street, Exeter.

If you would like to sponsor this super fit group please add your details along with how much you would like to donate to the sponsorship form in the school office.



CAKE & PRE-LOVED UNIFORM SALE – Thursday 18 September 201 4,  UPDATE

We had a lot of support for this event not only in attendance but in donations (cakes and uniform), help from mums as well as some lovely fruit and veg from Abel & Cole.

In total we raised a smashing £105 on the day so we’d like to say a BIG Thank You to everyone for your support, it really is appreciated!

Another sale will be held later on in the term.


SUMMER FAYRE – Saturday 5 July 2014, 11am – 2pm, Cockwood Village Green

As the song goes – ‘Roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer’.  Come and join the PFA for fun and games in the sun!

School clubs such as Maypole Dancing, the School Choir and the Samba Band will be entertaining us at intervals during the Fayre.

Side Show Games and Activities will include a Bouncy Castle, Splat the Rat, our Hilda Sponge Throw, Ball in a Bucket, the Coconut Shy, Pick a Lolly, Hook a Duck, the popular Sand Treasure Hunt PLUS Mr Phillip’s Penalty Shoot Out!

Pond Dipping will also be taking place and the proceeds for this will go to the Village Green Fund.

Why not browse the stalls as Flotty’s Jewellery, Cofton in Bloom Plants, Second Hand Books, Cakes, Sweets and Ice Creams will all be on sale.

Deborah Sleeman, our neighbourhood PCSO will be joining us in her Police van. Why not have a look inside or have your finger prints taken. Anyone who has completed their Cop Card Collection can collect their award from Debbie on the day!

The entries for the Miniature Gardens Competition organised by Mrs Taylor will be on display in the Village Hall and the winning gardeners will be announced.

We are very pleased to confirm that members of the School Council will be joining us once again! The Fair Trade Café will be serving hot and cold drinks along with tasty treats. Artisan craft items will also be on sale and everything will carry the Fair Trade mark!

And, after all that, if you’re feeling peckish hot food cooked on site by ‘Love at First Bite’ will be available from midday.

Feel free to download and display the 2014 Summer Fayre Flyer in your car or at home to let as many people know what’s going on, after all, as the saying goes, ‘The More, The Merrier!’ So come, be ‘Merry’ and join us at the Summer Fayre.

Finally, if you are available to help out either before, after or during the event PLEASE let a member of the committee know as soon as possible.


MEETING – Tuesday 22 June 2014, 3.40pm at School

This time we will be talking mainly about the Summer Fayre but the important election of a new Secretary will be taking place as Nicola Rose will be standing down after many years of dedication to the PFA – Thank you Nicola for all you have done (and hopefully will still do at the Fayre next month!)

The full agenda is attached and we would love to see you if time constraints allow!   PFA Agenda 24.06.2014


AUCTION OF PROMISES – Launch Date Monday 9 June 2014

After an overwhelming response to requests for Promises we are pleased to offer a whopping 35 lots in this year’s auction!

Bidding is now underway and letters/Lot Brochures are en route to you as we write. Full details of how to place your bid/s are detailed along with the fabulous items that can be yours. If you cannot wait to forage through a bookbag please click on the following links to see what is on offer. How to Bid and 2014 Lot Brochure .

All bids must be submitted by 3.30pm on Wednesday 2 July 2014 and the winning bidders will be notified by email on Friday 4 July.

We have an amazing painting and a fantastic guitar amongst our lots this year.


MEETING – Wednesday 21 May 2014, 3.40pm at School

Amongst other things we will be talking about the successful Ladies Pamper Night last month. The mums and friends that attended had a fabulously relaxing evening interspersed with treatments, chats and nibbles. A HUGE Thank You goes to all at Cofton Country Park for, not only the use of the venue but also the muscle power donated by members of staff! The full agenda is attached and we would love to see you if time constraints allow!  Cockwood School PFA Meeting Agenda 21.05.14


LADIES PAMPER NIGHT – Wednesday 30 April 2014, 6.30-10.30pm in the Warren Retreat at Cofton Country

Our popular ladies event is back and 2014 sees the return of the most popular treatments such as the Express Manicure, Reflexology and Indian Head Massage plus a brand new  one, the Mini Facial consisting cleansing, exfoliation and toning followed by a rich mask – defo a treat for your boat race! Entrance tickets cost £5 and include a soft drink, which may be upgraded to a glass of wine on the night,  cheese & biscuits plus a ticket for our Yummy Mummy raffle to be drawn at the end of the evening. Treatments are priced at £5, £10 and £15 each and a number of them compliment each other ~ why not choose a Mini Facial plus the Eye Massage Mask combo or perhaps indulge yourself with an Indian Head Massage followed by a Back & Neck Massage? This year we will be operating an appointment system therefore all bookings (and payments) must be made by Friday 25 April. It’s easy, you choose a time slot for your first treatment and we will allow a bit of time between that and any subsequent ones so that you may relax  with friends and browse the stalls selling goodies such as handmade soap, jewellery, gifts and accessories. The full list of treatments  is detailed below. To buy your entrance ticket and book your treatments/s simply download the order form LPN Order Form 2014 or pick one up from the school office.

Everyone is welcome, so bring a friend or two and treat yourselves !

 CHOCOLATE BINGO IS COMING! – Friday 28 March 2014 , 6-8pm at St Mary’s Hall, Dawlish Warren 

Join the PFA for this popular, family event!!!! In addition to the six fun games of Bingo there will be a raffle and ALL of the prizes will be chocolatey!

2014 sees a change to the way in which we sell our bingo cards. Previously these have been sold on the night, making it a very busy start as people arrive. So, after a great deal of thought, this year’s cards costing £2.00 each, will be available on a pre-order/payment basis.

Bingo Card Order Form’s (available from the school office), complete with cash or cheque payment should be returned to the school office no later than Wednesday 26 March 2014. Cards will be waiting for you as you arrive in the night. Easy, peasy!!! Raffle tickets at a cost of £1.00 per strip will be sold at the event along with wine, bitter & lager plus hot beverages & soft drinks, assorted nibbles and sweets. Dig out your dabber’s and get ready for fun!

DESIGN-A-LOGO COMPETITION – Launch Date Tuesday 11 February 2014

We have decided that we would like a specific logo for the PFA so have asked the pupils to think about what the PFA does for the school and to adapt the school logo of the swan to reflect our support. The winning entry will be used on all our paperwork, posters and webpages to promote our role in the school community. Entry forms have been already been sent home in book bags and the closing date for entries is Monday 24 February 2014. The winner will be announced later that week. For further information please contact the PFA via

FAMILY QUIZ NIGHT – Friday 7 February 2014

Displaying 20140207_182211.jpgAttended by just over 120 Cockwood School Family members, grandparents and friends, 60 of whom enjoyed the tasty Chilli Pot Meal, the evening was great fun as well as a great success. We raised a smashing  £252.90 and the PFA committee would like to say a big Thank You to everyone who came along and supported us in this new event!!

15 teams battled it out over 10 rounds of questions which included TV, Geography and Music along with a round specially for the younger team members.

The worthy victors were ‘The Purple Gliders’ made up of the Horn/Gillet and Wilkin families. They were awarded the Quiz Night Trophy (kindly donated by Jane Fletcher-Peters) along with a £25 cash prize.

Second place went to ‘The Winners!’, aka teachers, staff & supporters and as far as we understand their prize of a Giant Lindor Chocolate has already been consumed.

In Third place came ‘Raining Cats & Dogs’ current and potential families) who took away a box of Jelly Babies. Their team outfits would have won them a First if there had been a fancy dress competition!

Well Done to those who took part, keep your eyes and ears open for details of the next Quiz!

The Purple Gliders ~ below                                                                                                  The Quiz underway

Photo: Winners of Cockwood school quiz! Well done guys. Displaying 20140207_182221.jpg


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