Red Hill is proud to be part of the community of Chislehurst and we have a long tradition of being involved with local community events. Our choir has enjoyed singing at the Chislehurst Town Centre Christmas Lights Ceremony as well as at Royal Parade. In December 2008 one of our Year 4 pupils won the Christmas Poster Competition and was invited to switch on the lights with an actor from television's, The Bill.
We are also proud to be the first school in Chislehurst to host the Chislehurst Rotary in Schools Project, (CRISP) event in March 2007 and to be asked to play host again in 2008 and 2009. We also support the Chislehurst Rotary Club by allowing them to set up their fireworks on our site for Bonfire Night.
Red Hill always participates in the Chislehurst Society Environmental Studies Awards and many of our pupils have been awarded prizes. In May 2008 we were given a prize for
"The most outstanding piece of artwork"
This was a memorial wall made by children, staff and friends of Gill Goldsmith, a former teacher. We had a great deal of help from the potter Kim Parker who can be contacted at www.kimparkerceramics.co.uk. The subject for the competition was "Amazing Spaces" and during the presentation ceremony it was stated by one of the speakers that
"The most amazing space I have visited recently is Red Hill."
Red Hill hosts the Junior Citizen week enabling Year 6 pupils from nine other local schools to experience a variety of situations organised by the Metropolitan Police. These include, Stranger Danger, Electricity, RNLI and the Fire Brigade.
Red Hill have always supported the Chislehurst Society by entering their award competition. The Alun and Joy Jones Awards are held annually and many of our children enjoy taking part.
This year, Red Hill attended the Chislehurst Environmental Society Awards and achieved an overall 2nd place! If you would like to see our photographs for this day, please see the video below:
Chislehurst Rotary Club
The Chislehurst Rotary Club have always been very generous to Red Hill and we have enjoyed supporting them by singing at Christmas parties for the elderly, hosting the C.R.I.S.P. events and allowing them to use our field for their fireworks on Guy Fawkes night.
Church of the Annunciation
We are very fortunate to have enjoyed close ties to Father Paul Farthing and the church of Annunciation in Chislehurst.
It has been a tradition for our Year 6 pupils to take a Carol Service at the church at the end of the Autumn Term. Our children very much look forward to participating and our parents, governors, staff and friends enjoy attending. It is a very special occasion and one of the highlights of the Red Hill calendar.
Elmstead Baptist Church
We are very pleased that Malcolm Jones visits us each term to take an assembly for our Key Stage 2 children. The children enjoy his visits and some of them have enjoyed participating in activity weeks organised by his church during half terms and holidays.
ELMSTEAD BAPTIST CHURCH
Tel: 020 8857 4785
Pastor: Malcolm Jones (Tel: 020 8857 9812).
For more information: www.elmsteadbaptistchurch.org.uk
May Queen Parade
Red Hill has always been happy to have the May Queen dancers practising on its grounds during the late Spring. It is amazing how well they learn their complicated routines in such a short time. If any children wish to join the Retinue please contact the May Queen Society through the link below.
The Crowning Ceremony takes place on the first Saturday in May each year and has taken place in Chislehurst since 1923. On this day the May Queen and her retinue meet at Red Hill before parading along the High Street to Chislehurst Common. Many of our children take part either as Cubs, who are the May Queens Guard of Honour, Brownies who perform a country dancing routine or members of the May Queen retinue. In May 2007 we were delighted that for the first time for many years one of our own Year 6 pupils was crowned Chislehurst May Queen. The tea party was held at Red Hill and was a great success leading to us holding the tea party again in following years.
Chislehurst Tennis Club
We are delighted to have built strong links with Chislehurst Tennis Club and their coaches.
The club often has open days when children can turn up and join in the fun sessions and see if they have a talent for the game. They are also running an After School club at the school.
Chislehurst Wanderers Football Club uses our field on Saturday mornings and Wednesday evenings for their training sessions. If you would like to know how you can help to support the club or to find out about training for your child please contact:
Red Hill is proud to be part of the community of Chislehurst and we have a long tradition of being involved with local community events. Our choir has enjoyed singing at the Chislehurst Christmas Lights Ceremony, as well as at Royal Parade.
In Chislehurst Town centre, two groups working hard to keep Chislehurst special are the Town Team and Chislehurst Business Groups.
The Town Team tackle High Street issues and work closely with London Borough of Bromley, and the Chislehurst Business Group sponsor the Christmas lights, host events, and manage Visit Chislehurst. Together, they aim to promote Chislehurst; attracting more visitors to the area and making it a destination of choice.
For further information, please feel free to contact them via the Visit Chislehurst website
Friends of Chislehurst & Walden Recreation Grounds
The Friends of Chislehurst & Walden Recreation Grounds is a volunteer group, formally inaugurated in March 2010, and working in partnership with the London Borough of Bromley's officers, to preserve and enhance the environment of Chislehurst & Walden Recreation Grounds for the benefit of the local community. We want to improve and encourage greater use of the facilities by the community, (whilst discouraging anti-social behaviour). We warmly invite local residents, including the children, parents, staff and governors of Red Hill Primary School, to become members of the Friends' Group and to participate in activities we organise within the park.
More information about becoming a member of the Friends' Group and our activities can be found on our Facebook site www.facebook.com/focrg
We also welcome your ideas for activities you would like us to organise in the park, and your suggestions for any improvements to the existing facilities.
You can email us on email@example.com
Chislehurst Invicta Scouts
The Scout Association offers everyday adventure and activity to almost 400,000 young people across the UK.
Scouting is open to all young people aged 6 to 25 of every faith and background. There are five Sections:
Beavers Scouts: aged 6 -8 years
Cub Scouts: aged 8 -101/2 years
Scouts: aged 101/2- 14 years
Explorers Scouts: aged 14-18 years
Network Scouts: aged 18-25 years
Chislehurst Invicta Scout group is a local group that was started in 1909.
We meet in out Head Quarters in Chislehurst Recreation Grounds. If you would like your child to be part of this great adventure please contact
|Beavers Scouts: aged 6 - 8 years||Thursday 17:30 - 18:30||Stephanie 07837 817 292|
|Cub Scouts: aged 8 -101/2 years||Thursday 19:45 - 20:15||Danny 07545 962 651|
|Scouts: aged 101/2- 14 years||Friday 19:30 - 21:30||James 07946 525 771|
|Explorers Scouts: aged 14 -18 years||Monday 19:30 - 21:30||Irene 07794 388 491|
Friends of Red Hill (FORH)
CONSTITUTION OF FRIENDS OF RED HILL PRIMARY SCHOOL, KENT
- The name of the Association shall be Friends of Red Hill Primary School, Kent.
- The object of the Association is to advance the education of pupils in the school. In furtherance of this object the association may:-
- Develop more extended relationships between staff, parents and others associated with the school.
- Engage in activities which support the school and advance the education of the pupils attending it.
- Provide and assist in the provision of such facilities or items for education at the school (not provided from statutory funds) as the committee in consultation with the Governing Body shall from time to time determine.
- The Association shall be non-party political and non-sectarian.
- The Association shall take our Public Liability and Personal Accident Insurance to cover its meetings, activities, Officers and Committee.
- The Association may appoint a President. This position may be offered to the Head Teacher.
- The names of the Vice Presidents shall be submitted at the Annual General Meeting. (These are usually people the Association wishes to honour).
- Membership shall consist of:
- All parents and/or guardians and carers of pupils attending the school and all the Staff of Red Hill School.
- Former pupils, grandparents and local community and business people.
- All resignations from the Management Committee must be tendered in writing and notified at the next Committee meeting. Should any member become incapacitated for any reason they must notify the Management Committee within 14 days so that a replacement can be organised.
- Addition to point 8 of our Constitution: - a full list of Committee members shall be posted on the school website within 14 days of the AGM.
- The officers of the Committee may not hold office for more than 2 consecutive years unless voted back in by the Committee.
- Any breaches in procedure must be brought to the attention of the President who will then take action.
- Officers of the Committee may be removed following a unanimous vote of no-confidence.
- The management of the Association shall be vested in a Committee consisting of the following Officers: - Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, Honorary Secretary, and Honorary Treasurer together with 15 other members.
- The Officers and Committee shall be elected at the Annual General Meeting and shall serve until the commencement of the next Annual General Meeting.
- Five members of the Committee shall constitute a quorum.
- The Committee shall have the power to co-opt a maximum of two who will have voting rights.
- The Committee may appoint sub-committees, as it deems necessary and shall prescribe their function provided that all acts and proceedings of any such sub-committee shall be reported to the Committee as soon as possible and provided further that no such sub-committee shall expend funds of the Association otherwise than in accordance with a budget agreed by the Committee.
- Committee meetings shall be held at least once each term.
- The Annual General Meeting will be held during the Autumn Term. At the Annual General Meeting, the chair shall be taken by the Chairperson or is his/her absence the Vice Chairperson of the Committee.
- Nominations shall be proposed and seconded by members and should have the consent of the nominee. Nominations may be made at any time prior to the commencement of the Annual General Meeting.
- The Committee may fill casual vacancies by co-option until the next Annual General Meeting.
- Cheque Request and Reimbursement Forms shall be used for all expenditure.
- Treasurer’s Report – shall be presented to the Management Committee showing income and expenditure at every Committee Meeting. The accounts, cheque books and paying-in books shall be made available at this time for all Committee members to inspect. Failure to do so will be reported to the President. The Treasurer and Chair then have 14 days, from the date of the Committee meeting, within which to present all books and accounts to the President. Should it be deemed necessary the President will call for a Finance Sub-Committee, nominated by the Management Committee and President, to investigate.
- All fundraising takings are to be stored in the PA safe until such a time as they can be banked.
- An auditor or independent examiner reasonably considered by the Committee to be competent to examine the accounts, who is not a member of the Committee to be elected annually at the AGM to audit or independently examine the accounts and books of the Association.
- Special General Meetings may be called at the written request of a minimum of 25 members.
- Thirty days notice shall be given of any Special General Meeting to all members of the Association.
- The Honorary Treasurer shall be responsible for keeping account of all Income and Expenditure and shall present a Financial report to all Committee meetings, and shall present the accounts duly audited or independently examined for approval by the members at the Annual General Meeting.
- Bank Accounts shall be operated in the name of the Association and withdrawals shall be made on the signature of any two of the following: the Honorary Secretary, the Honorary Treasurer and one other member specified from time to time by the Committee.
- The financial year shall commence on 1st August.
- Any matter not provided for in the Constitution and concerning the organisation and activities of the Association shall be dealt with by the Committee who decision shall be final.
- Annual Report – The Committee shall comply with their obligations under the Charities Act 1993, and the Charities (Accounts and Reports) Regulations 1995 with regard to the preparation of an annual report and its transmission to the Commissioners.
- Annual Return – The Committee shall comply with their obligations under the Charities Act 1993 with regard to the preparation of an annual return and its transmission to the Commissioners.
- No alteration to this Constitution may be made except at the Annual General Meeting or a Special General Meeting called for this purpose. No amendments or alterations shall be made without prior written permission of The Charity Commission to Clauses 2, 24, 26 and 27 and no alteration shall be made which could cause the Association to cease to be a charity in law. Alterations to the Constitutions shall receive the assent of two thirds of the members present and voting at an AGM or Special General Meeting.
- The Association may be dissolved by a resolution presented at a Special General Meeting called for this purpose. The resolution must have the assent of two thirds of those present and voting. Such resolutions may give instructions for the disposal of any assets remaining after satisfying any outstanding debts and liabilities. These assets shall not be distributed among the members of the Association but will be given to the school to which the majority of the children of the closing school will go, in any manner which is exclusively charitable in law. If effect cannot be given to this provision then the assets can be given to some other charitable purpose.