Norwich High School Parent Association

The Norwich High School Association (NHSA) is our PTA; it is very active and exceptionally well supported by parents, students and staff.

The NHSA raises money for a wide variety of school initiatives. Bids are received for fundraising support from across the whole school and the NHSA have been able to support so many of these because of the generosity of parents and sponsors at their fundraising events, as well as from funds generated through the second hand uniform shop. The other core purpose of the NHSA is to build the school’s community – all of the NHSA’s events are run with this in mind.

Some examples of recent projects include:

  • Play equipment including a playhouse for the Early Years Hub
  • Mud Kitchens, playground equipment and willow pieces for the Prep School
  • Microscopes, data loggers and probes for the Science Department
  • Table Football for the Senior School
  • Underwater cameras
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award support

Contacting the NHSA

Fiona Collins, Co-chair
fionacollins14@gmail.com


Jamie O’Donnell, Co-chair
jamie.odonnell1@yahoo.co.uk


Antje Haensch, Secretary
ahaensch@yahoo.com


If you would like to get more involved, offer sponsorship or if you have any ideas for future events, please get in touch with the NHSA via nhsaemail@gmail.com

Second Hand Uniform Shop

Normal term-time opening hours are:

  • First Saturday monthly – 9am to 10.30am
  • Every Thursday – 3pm to 4.30pm

Summer opening dates are below:

  • 19th July, 9.30am – 11am
  • 29th July, 9.30am – 11am
  • 9th August, 9.30am – 11am
  • 26th August, 9.30am – 11am

The second hand uniform shop, staffed by NHSA volunteers, can be found in the wooden building next to the netball courts at our Christchurch Road entrance. You can purchase second hand uniform directly from the shop during opening hours.

Please see the full uniform list here

Labels

As a parent you will receive a cheque for 60% of the re-sale value of preloved uniform and the NHSA will keep 40% for their funds, all of which are used to benefit our students. Please bring your pre-loved uniform with completed labels attached with a safety pin. The labels are available to download here or can be collected from Reception in Eaton Grove.

Volunteers

The uniform shop is always looking for volunteers to help out. Please contact nhsaemail@gmail.com if you are interested. Volunteers are asked to commit to a minimum of two dates a term and receive a discount on purchases of the uniform stocked.

NHSA Events

November Market
The market is organised each year and money raised has helped purchase key new equipment for the art department, cricket team and for Duke of Edinburgh expeditions. The most recent market raised over £6,500. Visitors to the market can enjoy exploring a fantastic range of goods for sale, as well as a raffle and bottle tombola.


Quiz Night and Supper
The annual Quiz Night and Supper held in Eaton Grove Hall is always enjoyable and hotly contested. In the past, teams of parents, staff and sixth formers have helped to raise over £1,500. 

May Ball
The May Ball in a local venue offers the opportunity for a night of glitz and glamour, with previous themes including Great Gatsby and James Bond. Guests enjoy pre-dinner drinks, a sumptuous three-course dinner, live music and dancing with previous events raising over £1,900. 


Summer Fete
A key event in the school calendar, the summer fete in our grounds allows the girls to enjoy Donkey rides, slushies, slides and much more, whilst raising vital funds for the school.


Cake Sales
Each term, NHSA organise themed cake sales at both Stafford House and Eaton Grove, usually raising well over £200 at each event. Thank you to all girls and parents who bring in cakes and bakes, and our NHSA parents who volunteer their time to look after the stalls.