A Very Warm Welcome to All Our Former Students!
As a student at Aylesbury High School, you belonged to our school community and left your impression on our school whilst you were here. Now that you have moved on, we would love to hear from you and are eager to hear about what you have been up to and your news – wherever you are in the world !
By keeping in touch with AHS, former students are able to reconnect and maintain links with their peers, receive news of the school and our upcoming events, and also hear about our Development Campaigns which will benefit future generations of students. (We have many initiatives and events planned – including our first Joint AHS/AGS Reunion in July 2018 for 1997 – 2017 Leavers).
With that in mind, in November 2017 we sent out Alumnae contact information to all former students and staff, that we had contact details for. Some of you have completed your forms and returned these to the Development Office already – thank you, more information and updates will follow.
Since our database was a little out of date, If you have not yet received a letter from us, we may not have your up to date contact details on our database.
November Mailing Alumnae Feedback
We received an excellent response to our November mailing from Alumnae across all years and responses are still coming in!
We are very appreciative that our responding Alumnae have expressed their keen interest in:
- Attending Reunions and Celebration Events including our 60th Birthday Events
- Being involved in the organisation of our 60th Birthday celebrations
- Taking part in our new ‘Women Who Inspire’ initiative
- Helping with our AHS Archive research and development.
Additionally, many have been inspired by our AHS Building a Brighter Future School Fund initiatives and are donating to the Fund, as well as sponsoring our new AHS Alumnae Memory Wall. We are very grateful for their continuing support.
It was fascinating to discover the career pathways Alumnae have chosen and their significant achievements to date. We look forward to keeping in contact with them, sharing their news and welcoming them back to AHS in the near future for our reunions and events.
Our New AHS LinkedIn Group: ‘Aylesbury High School Former Students and Staff’
AHS now has its own LinkedIn Group for Former Students and Staff which will co-ordinate with our new Alumnae initiatives to provide you with news of the school and our upcoming Alumnae events and projects.
LinkedIn is an excellent business-oriented social networking service that operates via websites and mobile apps and is mainly used for professional networking.
To connect with our Alumnae, we have just formed this new Group which we will use to circulate school and alumnae news, as well as posting our events, planned reunions and exciting new initiatives!
If you are on LinkedIn and would like to join this new LinkedIn Group, please ‘connect’ with Alison Pexton (who will then send out an invitation for you to join the Group) or go to https://www.linkedin.com/groups/13566361 to join.
SAVE THE DATE ALUMNAE ANNOUNCEMENT
Saturday 14th July 2018
The First Joint AHS/AGS Reunion: 1997 – 2017 Leavers
We are delighted to announce the first Joint AHS/AGS Reunion for 1997- 2017 Leavers on Saturday 14th July from 4 pm
Please save the date
Further details, invitations and ticket information to follow!
Our Aylesbury High School Archive Project
With a wealth of historic school documents and photographs, we have set ourselves the task of creating our first AHS Archive which will span almost 60 years!
If you have any photographs or documents of AHS, or any other memorabilia, which you would like to donate to our Archive, please let Mrs Pexton know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click HERE for some old and not-so-old photos to jog your memories.
The AHS School Fund
The AHS School Fund is our scheme where parents and alumnae donate monthly by direct debit, or through a one-off donation. It helps to develop the school’s facilities and resources to ensure that every girl is able to fulfil her potential, wherever her strengths lie.
Almost two years ago we surveyed parents about their views on school fundraising and the short summary is that there was a genuine willingness from parents to support their daughter’s education and the school’s development campaigns in a variety of ways. Since then we have asked parents to support the school at reasonably regular intervals and are very grateful to all who have responded so kindly.
Please consider whether you can play your part in providing the best possible facilities for your daughter and for generations of AHS students to come. The Fund is vital to support our development projects; improving and developing both the school’s equipment and its facilities. We have an ambitious schedule of development we would like to complete, partly funded through grants open to us and partly through donations.
Every donation of whatever size helps, and every penny is put to good use, ultimately benefiting the education of every student at AHS, so please do take the time to consider how you can help .
Maximising Your Donations With Gift Aid
Through our charitable status, your donation can be boosted through Gift Aid!
When you complete your AHS School Fund Donation Form and sign the Gift Aid declaration, we can claim an extra 25p from HMRC for every £1 you donate.
Please sign the Gift Aid section of your donation form – it makes a big difference to us!
For further information, please contact Mrs Pexton email@example.com
Please check with your employer if they will match your donations to our AHS Fund!
Already parents are adding new companies to our Matched Giving List. Thank you!
Matched Giving is when a company matches the amount of fundraising an employee gives to a registered charity, as part of its CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility).
Many companies help charities through a matched giving scheme and some will match pound for pound the donations made by its employees to registered charities.
If you are donating to the AHS Fund, your donation may be matched by your employer through Matched Giving. Please enquire with your HR or Payroll department or contact Mrs Pexton for a list of companies we know participate in Matched Giving.