The ‘Friends’ committee group is made up of parents who have children at the school, however parents, grandparents, guardians, friends or members of the community who have an interest in the school are welcomed with open arms to help the committee and members.
FOSG’s main objectives
To raise funds for the provision of facilities not provided from statutory funds, in order to enhance the children’s education, development and enjoyment whilst attending the school.
Fundraising so far
The money raised from the FOSG fundraising charity has so far funded many facilities for the school which include:
The outside class room in the main playground
A new Ben-Q board for the 3rd reception class
The Awnings outside Year 1 & 2 which provides an area for the children to play when the British weather takes hold and provides parents with a shelter at drop off and pick up
Adventure playground equipment
We have furnished the IT Suite
New staging for the hall for the children’s productions
School production costumes
The TWO main events through the school year, are traditionally the Christmas Fair and the Summer Fair, however FOSG also run Discos, Cake Sales, Competitions, Refreshment Stalls at Sports Days or where the school need us, Raffles at Christmas Productions, Santas Grotto and Craft Days.
Although our main objective is to raise funds for school, we do also get involved with non-profit events to help the school such as providing:
Hands on help with school educational events
Hands on help with the school Africa days, raising funds for their sponsors Jane & David
Help with making up Mothers Day poseys
Help with making Christingles
A fun Easter Egg Hunt with an Easter Bunny
Support for the school with laminating, cutting, sticking, etc
Help with making or sourcing costumes for productions
Helping with making props or resources
Organising and paying for the year 2 Leavers disco and presents
At least one school Disco a year FREE
Many new friendships have been formed through the group, making event holding and planning really good fun. Meetings are informal gatherings generally on the school premises but sometimes at a volunteers house if the school has a busy week….or even in the local café. Volunteers and more ‘friends’ are always very welcome – many hands make light work at our popular events. If you are not able to attend meetings, your help at events is always accepted and invaluable.
Details of our meetings are posted in the schools weekly newsletters, as well as on our very informative Facebook page ‘FOSG Northam’, which is a closed group for parent or guadians only and is run by members of the group. The page aims to keep you up to date with everything FOSG related.
If you’d like to help in anyway, please contact The School Office or any of the committee members listed below.
Thank you for taking the time to read this and we look forward to hearing from you.
The committee members are: -
Chair – Fiona Staddon Vice Chair – Michelle Collins Secretary – Tammy Knox
Treasurer – Di Miller
Vice Treasurer – Sasha Essery Committee members: Michelle Boon, Helen Bromhead, Anna Phoenix, Ellie Tetley, Sandy Bowani, Noriko Suzuki-Palmer, Jan Redfern, Laura David
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