On Thursday evening The Association of Friends held their annual general meeting online. Thank you to all those who were able to join. For benefit of parents who missed it, a copy of the main presentation prepared by outgoing Chair, Elizabeth Lawson-Bennett, can be found below. For the benefit of new parents, The Friends are the equivalent of a Parents’ Association and they arrange a number of social activities throughout the year for the benefit of children, parents and staff. Monies raised are reinvested in the school and have funded recent projects such as new play equipment for the Houses, the Year 6 Leavers’ Yearbooks, a Christmas Panto and Santa’s Grotto. Previous contributions gave us our beautiful outdoor classrooms, Pre-Prep play equipment, new stage lighting and much more!
Monday 4 October – Uniform Sale from 3.30pm to 5pm. (Please queue along Library Lane at the side of the Viney building and a member of The Friends will call you in to the shop one at a time.)
Friday 8 October – Prep Parents’ Coffee Morning at 8.30am in the Pavilion.
Friday 15 October – Pre-Prep Parents’ Coffee Morning at 8.30am in the Pavilion.
Friday 26 November – Non School Uniform Day Fundraiser (£2)
Later in the term The Friends will organising a Santa’s Grotto for the children. Please note that Fireworks and the Christmas Fayre will not be taking place this year but we hope they will return next year. In the meantime there will be a big focus on helping the School to prepare for its 300th Celebrations and all help is welcomed! If you would like to offer your time please contact Mr Andrew Hodges.