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Uniform Shop - HOURS FOR 2016-2017:
The Uniform Shop will open EVERY Friday morning from 8:00-8:30 am until further notice.  Just a gentle reminder that the Uniform Shop is staffed by volunteers.  While we try to accomodate parents as soon as possible there will be times when you may have to wait to purchase uniforms.  Please also note that the School Office personnel cannot answer questions with regards to the Uniform Shop, nor can they fill any orders, as the shop is run solely by the HSA Executive Committee.  For further details on the Unform Shop, please visit the UNIFORM section of the website.

Spring Fling (School Fair) March 31st, 2017:

The St. Ignatius Home School Association, invites all to get involved in our annual Spring Fling, Friday, March 31st, 3:00-6:30 pm! The annual school fair is designed to bring family and friends together and raise funds for special school initiatives while having some old fashioned fun! Along the lines of a “summer village fete”, the Spring Fling events have featured a variety of great food, including a fish fry, hamburgers, hot dogs, popcorn, cotton candy, frozen yogurt, cupcakes, and snow-cones. In previous years we have had Pony rides, a ‘Garden Concert’ put on by the school band, steel pan performances, football and basketball games, arcade games, visits from the fire service and more. The children have been kept occupied with a variety of games and stalls, including: tattoo parlour and face painting, cake walk, bouncy castle, bean bag toss and much more! All proceeds from Spring Fling go to support various school initiatives. This year's proceeds will go into the building fund four our new gym, due to be completed in the next couple of years!

The Spring Fling features a $5 ticket prize draw, with a grand prize of $1000 and lots of other prizes, including gift vouchers for local companies.  See Mr. Rice in front of the school office to collect a ticket book or to purchase tickets.

We also need lots of volunteers, prize donations, donations of food and drinks, etc.  Individual or corporate sponsorships are always encouraged!

For more information and to sign up to help, please speak to Martin Cooke, Justin Okoli, Maylin Phillips, Nadine McBean or contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Amazon Associates Program

We have identified a new and easy way for you to support our school projects. The HSA is now participating in the Amazon Associates Program from which we will earn referral fees.

Simply use the Amazon.com link on the right hand side of this page, it takes you to the regular website with the same prices.

Remember to replace your Amazon.com bookmark or favourite with this page instead!

CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS: HSA Amazon Associates Program Information

St. Ignatius Catholic School Home School Association is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.

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Home School Association 2016-2017

Home School Association 2015-2016
Representing the views and interests of the parents, teachers and students of the St. Ignatius community, the Home School Association is a dynamic organisation led by an Executive Committee that meet on a monthly basis. The Committee is comprised of elected parent/parish members and school/teacher representatives. All parents, guardians and teachers are eligible for membership and are openly encouraged to bring their expertise and energy in support of the school.

The Association actively coordinates fundraising activities and annual events for the school in order to enhance facilities and opportunities for students. Being part of the H.S.A. is an excellent way for you to get involved with your child’s school!

For further information about the Home School Association, please e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or speak to any of the following Executive Committee members:

Justi Okoli - Chairperson

 

Annabelle Delacruz-Ting - Treasurer

 

SharonJames - Assistant Treasurer

 

Martin Cooke - Communications Officer

 

Committee Members: Nadine McBean, Maylin Phillips, Eric Clarke, Jean Hyde

 

Teacher Representatives: Michele Lee Pack, Coaine Richards
Advisory Members: Peter Embleton and Veronica Heffernan
Honorary Members: Fr. Suresh, SAC and Fr. Naveen, SAC

HSA Background Information

HSA Operating Procedures        HSA e-mail:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Who are the H.S.A.?
The Home School Association (H.S.A) is a group of volunteer parents and teachers who work together for the betterment of the School.

Who are eligible for membership?
The following are eligible for membership: Any parent, guardian, or other person standing in, with a child enrolled and attending the School; Each member of the teaching staff working in the School and The Heads of School.

What precisely is the purpose of the H.S.A.?
The aims and objectives of the Association are:

1. To represent the views and interests of the parents, teachers and children of the school community.
2. To promote the physical, emotional, social and spiritual well being of the children and youth of the school community.
3. To promote positive school/community relationships so that parents and teachers may cooperate intelligently in the education of the child.
4. Through fundraising and other activities, enhance the educational facilities and opportunities for the students that are not otherwise provided for in the school budget.
5. To seek to participate in establishing school policy where appropriate, by working in partnership with the School Advisory Board and the Heads of School.
6. This Association will make suggestions to the administration and to the School Advisory Board concerning activities of the school, if such suggestion is made toward the betterment of conditions for all concerned i.e. students, teacher, administration and parents.
 
What has the H.S.A. achieved?
Projects accomplished in recent years include:
* The playground at the KG block.
* The roundabout at the drop-off.
* The football fields
* The basketball/netball court
* The playground equipment for the Prep School.
* $79,000 worth of desk top computers
* Window Blinds for Classrooms - $20,000.
* Replaced the School’s computer server - $5,500.
* Contributed $10,000 for the upgrade of Library.
* Shade covering for the KG’s playground.
* New playground equipment for the Prep side.
* Blinds for the Loyola Hall.
* Procurement/Installation of Interactive White Boards for all classrooms.

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Spring Fling, Golf Scramble, and Fish Fry Nights

SPRING FLING (SCHOOL FAIR)

The annual Spring Fling took place on Friday, March 31st and it was another great success!

Thank you to those who attended, and thanks to all of the parents, staff and students who manned the games and stalls throughout the afternoon!  Thanks to all those who donated food, drinks or prizes!  Thanks to the school bands and steel pans for the wonderful music!

Congratulations to Mrs. Tina Dobbin, who won the $1000 prize draw.  The full list of winners is available on the school Facebook page:  www.facebook.com/St.IgnatiusCayman/.

ANNUAL GOLF SCRAMBLE

Our 8th annual Golf Scramble took place on Friday, March 24th, at the North Sound Golf Club.  Seventeen teams took part in the event, and Queensgate edged out Cricket Square and Scotiabank to win the competition!  Thanks to all of our participants, sponsors, and prize donors!

LENTEN FISH FRY NIGHTS

Our popular Fish Fry nights have just one week left, this Friday, April 7th serving from 5:00-8:00 pm in the School Canteen.  Dine in or take out.  Menu includes baked or fried fish, rice or fries, grilled onions, cole slaw, festival.  Drinks also on sale.  FREE desserts while supplies last.  For further information, please contact the church office on 949-6797.

BAND CONCERT AND CHRISTMAS FUNDRAISER 2016... PRIZE RESULTS!!!

CASH PRIZE WINNERS:

CI$25,000     #4988     Athalie Bryson

CI$2,500       #0241     Desiree Charles

USD$2,500    #1536     Deborah Huggins

CAYMAN AIRWAYS GIFT VOUCHERS:

USD$300       #4361     Joey Ebanks

USD$300       #7881     Arthur Smith

USD$300       #3351     Esther Taylor

USD$300       #1211     Daphnie Frederick

USD$300       #1900     John Wagenhauser

LUCA OR RAGAZZI GIFT VOUCHERS:

CI$50            #3113     Everald Green

CI$50            #1945     Carina Foreshaw

CI$50            #7793     Natasha Dixon

CI$50            #8991     Tara Thompson

CI$50            #6660     Sinead Kennedy

CI$50            #2976     Tammy Kohlmeier

CI$50            #3581     Trevor Gibbs

CI$50            #3742     Doris Gurales

CI$50            #1267     Rose Smith

CI$50            #2946     Gemma Freeman

CI$50            #2351     Nimfa Dayag

CI$50            #2912     Reyorito Jimenez Jr.

WALKERS ROAD RUBiS GIFT VOUCHERS:

CI$25            #3384     Niko Whittaker

CI$25            #4623     'Glory'

CI$25            #3811     Cecile Stanley

CI$25            #5863     Charles K. Wood

CI$25            #7199     Ryan Bovell

SELLER PRIZES:

CI$1000     Justin Okoli (sold the winning ticket)

CI$1000     Lazarus Moraes (sold the most tickets)

CI$500       Marie Rivers (sold the second most tickets)

Please note that a thorough audit of all tickets was conducted by a team of six accounting staff from KPMG.  Two members of the KPMG team also witnessed the drawing of every ticket pulled.  Over 300 witnesses were also on hand to watch the draw!

Prizes may be collected from the St. Ignatius Church Office between now and the end of January.  Please bring your winning ticket and/or photo ID.

Thank you to all who bought or sold tickets this year!  Merry Christmas!


 

FUNDRAISING DURING THE 2016-2017 SCHOOL YEAR:

Thank you to all those individuals and organizations who have assisted with our fundraising in previous years! We hope you will join us in our efforts as we go forward! Every dollar raised helps to enhance school programmes and facilities, support the scholarship fund, and keep fees as low as possible in these challenging economic times.

ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CONCERT AND FUNDRAISER:

The annual event takes place on Wednesday, December 14th at 7:00 pm in Loyola Hall, with a wonderful concert featuring our bands and choirs. At the end of the night (about 8:15 pm) we will have the prize drawing for CI $25,000! There are lots more prizes too, including Cayman Airways tickets! This is our largest fundraising initiative each year (a combined effort with the school and parish) so we need everyone to support! Please take a book of ten tickets and sell them to family, friends, neighbours and co-workers. Tickets books are available now from the school or church offices!  Deadline to return ticket books is Monday, December 12th.

SPRING FLING - SCHOOL FAIR:

Our 2017 Spring Fling will take place on Friday, March 31st, 3:00-6:30 pm. Stay tuned for further details!  Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to volunteer!

ANNUAL GOLF SCRAMBLE:

Our annual Golf Scramble takes place on Friday, March 24th, 2017, 1:00 pm at the North Sound Club. Space for 22 teams of 4. Cost is $700 per team, which includes registration, cart, putting contest, raffle tickets, and much more!

Recent Events:

Thank you to all those who supported our recent Charleston Wrap Fundraiser (September-October 2016)!   Thanks to all those who supported the annual Christmas Fundraiser in December 2015, and the HSA Charleston Wrap Fundraiser in September-October 2015! We also had great support for the Spring Fling, Golf Scramble, Garage Sale, Spring Tea Party, and the International Food Festival in 2016!

ST IGNATIUS/DOROTHY RICE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND - 20TH YEAR:

The St. Ignatius/Dorothy Rice Memorial Scholarship Fund has been in existence for 20 years. The fund was created to allow eligible students to continue receiving a Catholic Education. The annual fees at St. Ignatius are about $9500 per student. The scholarship fund tries to cover about fifteen to twenty percent of this for needy families. Each year, thanks to the generosity of parishioners, part proceeds from the Christmas fundraiser, and a number of other fundraisers,we assist 35-40 children with school fees.  In return for the help the families must volunteer to work at school events during the term and the students must maintain high standards of behaviour and academic progress.  We are once again trying to assist as many families as possible, especially in light of the economic downturn.  One can never put a price tag on the value of a child’s education.  Any donations are gratefully recived. Cheques should be made payable to ST. IGNATIUS and please write "Dorothy Rice Scholarship Fund" in the memo. Contributions may be dropped off to May at the parish office, Doris at the school office, or you can mail them to:

ST. IGNATIUS - DOROTHY RICE SCHOLARSHIP FUND, St. Ignatius Catholic Church & School, P.O. Box 2638, Grand Cayman KY1-1102.

For further information, please contact Jeremy Rice, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Many thanks in advance for your ongoing support and may God continue to bless you!

Updated September 2016

Contact

St Ignatius Catholic School
P. O. Box 2638
Grand Cayman
KY1-1102
CAYMAN ISLANDS
Phone: (345) 949-9250
Fax: (345) 945-6230