Jo Manzi Crean (Chair)
I’m delighted to join the team as Chair. My predecessor, Karen Sarin, has done a fantastic job over the past few years and my Team and I are grateful for the smooth transition process from the outgoing committee.
I have two boys: the oldest in Year 8 and the youngest hopefully starting at Bohunt next September. I grew up in Wokingham and moved to Arborfield nearly two years ago. I love the area and consider myself lucky to have such a great school on my doorstep.
I work for the University of Reading as a fundraiser and hope my expertise will enable me to bring some extras to our children’s education. I also see this as an opportunity for us to pull together at what is a difficult time for so many people.
Janene Warsap (Treasurer)
I’m delighted to join BSWCA as treasurer, taking over from the great work that Alison Beswick has done.
I have 2 boys at Bohunt one in year 11 and one in year 8. Having been with the school since the outset it’s been great to see it flourish into a full school.
I work in marketing and was treasurer for my netball team for 10 years so am used to managing budgets. I’m looking forward to helping continue raise funds for the school so we can make a difference for the pupils.
Abby Mabil (Secretary)
I would like to introduce myself as a new Committee member and Secretary of the BSWCA. I have a daughter in Year 7 who is having a fantastic time being part of this wonderful school. I joined the committee to have a chance to meet new parent friends and learn more about my daughters school.
I am hoping we can continue on the great work of the previous committee to continue to support the school and its community. In my day to day life, I work as a programme manager for NHS England, but spend more time trying to manage the home, my 12yr old and 2 very excitable cats.
Thank you to Gill, the previous Committee Secretary, for all your hard work and support.
I’m delighted to continue with BSWCA, I have one child in year 10, and joined the community association whilst she was in year 8, so have been with the BSWCA now for a couple of years.
Having a background in hospitality, I tend to help look after the food and beverages at the events that the BSWCA offer. These include the schools’s plays, Wreath Making, Christmas Market and Open Evenings.
I also run the Bags2school scheme – this is a great and simple way to make funds for the school. And who doesn’t love to throw out unwanted clothes and know they are being upcycled!
I would like to introduce myself as a new Committee member of Bohunt School Wokingham. I have a daughter in Year 10 and a son in Year 7.
We moved to the area last December, having relocated from Gibraltar. I was a Parent Ambassador at my children’s school in Spain, which involved welcoming new families to the area and to the school community, as well as assisting the PTA with fundraising initiatives and with this aim in mind, helping to organise and run events. Moreover, promoting and showcasing the school to external visitors and guests were some of the other roles I carried out.
I am excited about joining the PTA. Many hands make light work, therefore by joining forces with a great team, I hope to help raise funds which will benefit our children, as well as being involved in the school community.
I have been a member of the BSWCA Committee since it’s foundation in 2016 and I am really proud to have been part of the various teams over the years that have contributed a huge amount of personal time and effort into raising funds for the school.
I have two girls in the school, one in Year 11 and one in Year 9, and my wife Sarah works as an LSA at the School in the SEN team. I work in IT as a freelance consultant, which is partly why I am responsible for the technology that we use to help us keep things moving.