Celebrating Our 60th Birthday Together!
We are delighted to confirm that we now have a full calendar of 60th Birthday Celebration events we are inviting our Alumni to participate in, culminating in a 60th Birthday Festival on Saturday 6 July 2019. We hope to see you again and welcome you back to our school at these events!
Over the course of the next weeks we will be releasing ticket information about the 50s & 60s and 70s & 80s Decade Reunions, the AHS/AGS Alumni Christmas Party, House Music, House Drama, House Athletics and our 60th Birthday Festival. If you would like to express forward interest in any of these before the ticket release dates, please contact Alison Pexton email@example.com
Christmas Shopping and an Amazon Customer?
Whilst you are shopping for Christmas on Amazon, please donate to our Aylesbury High School Fund by clicking here: https://smile.amazon.co.uk . You will then be directed to register at AmazonSmile.
What is AmazonSmile?
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support the Aylesbury High School Fund every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.co.uk, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as amazon.co.uk, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to the Aylesbury High School Fund.
How do I shop at AmazonSmile?
To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.co.uk from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a bookmark to smile.amazon.co.uk to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile.
Which products on AmazonSmile are eligible for charitable donations?
Millions of products on AmazonSmile are eligible for donations to the Aylesbury High School Fund by Amazon. You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for smile.amazon.co.uk” on their product detail pages.
Can I use my existing amazon.co.uk account on smile.amazon.co.uk?
Yes, you use the same account on amazon.co.uk and smile.amazon.co.uk. Your shopping cart, Wish List, wedding or baby registry, and other account settings are also the same.
How do I select the Aylesbury High School Fund to support when shopping on AmazonSmile?
On your first visit to smile.amazon.co.uk you need to select Aylesbury High School Fund to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. Amazon will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.co.uk will result in a donation.
Amazon will give 0.5% of the net purchase price (excluding VAT and other shipping fees) of eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the Aylesbury High School Fund when you shop, so please support us.
Keeping in Contact
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 can reconnect and maintain links with their peers, receive news of the school and our upcoming events, and also hear about our development initiatives which benefit future generations of students. It is fascinating to discover the career pathways Alumnae have chosen and their significant achievements to date. We look forward to keeping in contact with you, sharing your news, and welcoming you back to AHS in the near future for our reunions and events.
Are You Receiving Your Monthly AHS Alumnae Newsletter?
This year we started our monthly Alumnae Newsletters, bringing our Alumnae community closer together and sharing Alumnae initiatives and events.
If you have not yet received your copy via email or post, please email Alison Pexton at firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to our distribution list.
Previous Alumni Newsletters to download:
Interviews and Filming For Our AHS Archive Project
With a wealth of historic school documents and photographs and to commemorate our 60th Birthday, we have set ourselves the task of creating our first AHS Archive. We would like to display these archive materials at our forthcoming 60th Birthday celebration events, and are also currently producing a 60th Birthday Commemorative Book on the history of AHS.
We have been delighted to welcome so many Alumni back to AHS already and many of you have been taking part in filmed interviews as part of our 60th Birthday Archive Project. Over 100 Alumni have so far expressed an interest in helping us with our Project and we will be in contact with you soon as we collate decade information.
If you would like to be interviewed, or if you have photographs or documents of AHS which you would like to donate to our Archive, please let Alison Pexton know by emailing email@example.com.
Our ‘Women Who Inspire’ Initiative
We have been delighted to receive such a positive response to our new ‘Women Who Inspire’ initiative and would like to thank all our Alumnae for their contributions to date.
Some of you have already visited AHS for student linked projects and we are very thankful for your support.
We aim to celebrate the success of our Alumnae and to share your achievements with our current students, parents and wider community. The inspiration which motivated you to make your career choices could help our students decide theirs and influence their ambitions and aspirations.
If you would like to take part in ‘Women Who Inspire’ initiatives, please email Alison Pexton firstname.lastname@example.org
Our 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 f the school and our upcoming Alumnae events
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)
Building A Brighter Future In Our 60th Year
As we enter our Sixtieth Year, we are inviting former students and friends of the school to contribute to our Building a Brighter Future Campaign, with the aspiration of refurbishing our Tower Block classrooms in the summer of 2019, subject of course to having sufficient funds.
The ten classrooms in the original 1959 Tower Block are all in need of significant refurbishment to improve the learning environment for the core subjects of Mathematics and Geography.
These rooms are very intensively used for lessons and as form rooms, so investing in them will greatly benefit the maximum number of students.
The plans include:
- Replacing all the lighting, storage, heating and flooring,
- Installing large interactive display screens to replace data projectors.
- Relocating lockers to free up more teaching space.
- Refurbishing the circulation spaces, and stairwells, again with modern LED lighting.
- Improving recycling facilities
We would welcome any donations to help support us with this project. Please consider whether you can play your part in providing the best possible facilities for generations of AHS students to come.
Every donation of whatever size helps, and every penny is put to good use, ultimately benefiting the education of every student at AHS, now and in the future, so please do take the time to consider how you can help.
We are now also able to receive donations electronically via My Donate (please click on the button below)
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 Alison 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.