The RMSA is the Math School parent teacher organisation. Our main aim is to raise funds to purchase items for pupils use, or support projects throughout the school. Items presented to the School by the RMSA in the past include a piano for the Music department, gym equipment for the PE department, digital cameras, TV and video equipment for the Art department, a subscription for Vocab Express in the Language Department, creative writing packs for the English Department and netball equipment and much, much more. Requests for funds can come from both pupils and teachers.
If you would like to join the RMSA and become involved in our fundraising activities, please contact the Chair at the email address stated below.
There are many other ways in which you can also help us:
- Your School Lottery – https://www.yourschoollottery.co.uk/lottery/school/sir-joseph-williamson-mathematical-school
Tickets cost £1 per week and you are entered into the national draw to win the jackpot of £25,000.
In addition, each week there is a guaranteed prize for one lucky SJWMS ticket-holder. The SJWMS prize varies depending on how many tickets are sold and the more tickets we sell, the higher our SJWMS prize will be.
You can purchase tickets by monthly direct debit or you can purchase via debit/credit card in 3-, 6- or 12-month chunks. Direct debit is the best option as it means you don’t have to remember to renew your tickets when they expire.
- The Giving Machine (https://www.thegivingmachine.co.uk/).
If you do your online shopping via this website the RMSA receives free donations from the retailer. It doesn’t cost you an extra penny but is invaluable to us. It only takes a few minutes to sign up and most of the large retailers as well as many smaller or niche retailers are on there. Donations vary depending on the retailer.
- Amazon Smile (https://smile.amazon.co.uk/).
Sign up and do your Amazon shopping through this website (it is exactly the same as the main Amazon website, you just access via smile.amazon.co.uk) and we will receive a 0.5% donation of your purchase. To sign up to Amazon Smile, go to https://smile.amazon.co.uk/ch/297726-0 and ensure that Rochester Mathematical School Association is selected as your beneficiary, and then log on to smile.amazon.co.uk with your usual Amazon credentials.
These are all great ways for you to support us and we really do appreciate whatever help you can give us. They are also NOT limited to members of the school community; anyone can sign up and help us, so please encourage your friends and family if you can.
All monies raised by the RMSA go directly towards funding items that don’t fall within the normal curriculum funding to help enhance and improve the students’ educational experience at the school. The money is directly controlled by the RMSA and we decide how that money is spent, based on requests from the various school departments. All funding requests that we approve are for the benefit of your children.
Thank you for your continued support.
The next RMSA meeting will be held on Monday 8th March at 7pm.
Given the continuing coronavirus restrictions, it is likely that this meeting will be held online via Zoom. Details will be given to RMSA members when we know more. If you are not already an RMSA member and would like to attend the meeting, please register your interest by emailing the RMSA Chair at the email address stated below.
The RMSA Committee officers are:
Jane Marsh (Chair) who can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
Janine Johnson (Vice Chair)
Jo Harding (Treasurer)
Angela Hannaford (Secretary)
All parents are invited to attend the RMSA meetings.
We have a core of committee members but always encourage any other parents who can offer some support to attend.
The RMSA also runs an Outgrown/Nearly new uniform shop. If your child has outgrown school games kit, blazers etc in reasonable condition please consider donating these to the RMSA for sale to raise more funds to support the school’s activities. Contact Sue Crittenden on 07986 748161 for further information or to purchase clothing.
Please contact Jane Marsh if you are able to help with any of the above, or send in a message with your contact details, addressed to the RMSA Committee, to be left at the school office. All offers of help are very much appreciated, we look forward to hearing from you.
We run three raffles per year – one at Christmas, one at the Quiz Night in February and one in the summer. Without the support of parents and local businesses we would be unable to offer the fantastic range of prizes that we do. If you would like to donate a prize or know of anybody or any businesses that would like to donate please contact email@example.com. We are very grateful for all donations and all profits from the sale of raffle tickets go towards funding those extras that enhance your child’s education.
If anyone has any prizes they would like to donate for our next raffle or know of any local businesses who may be willing to, please contact Jane Marsh (details above).
A big thank you to everyone who has kindly donated prizes.