Friends of St Edmund's (FOSE) Parent Teacher Association
Chair Mrs Rachel Milne
Secretary Mrs Gwen Hamilton
Treasurer Mrs Jo-Anne Smith
Welcome to Friends of St Edmund's Catholic School (FOSE).
FOSE are a group of parents/carers and staff whose purpose is to raise funds to help provide additional resources that will benefit your children and enhance their time at St Edmund's.
Date of next meeting
Monday 27th April 2020, 7.15pm to 8.30pm
Monday 16th November 2020, 7.15pm
What we do
We organize and run events throughout the year. We are always present at Parents' Evenings; school events e.g. Year 7 disco and school production; Valentines special events, serving refreshments and running the school lottery. Over the years, funds have been spent on improving equipment and resources to enhance the students education and the general facilities in school.
Each year, FOSE have targets or wish lists that we aim our fundraising towards. Targets and wish lists are generated by the school, the pupils, the parents and the wider community.
In the last two academic years FOSE has focused its fundraising effort on helping the school for library equipment.
In 2018-2019 we are aiming to raise funds for student lockers, items for new building or events and experiences for students e.g. mindfulness, visiting theatre group.
Auction - October 2018 - The organization of the Auction was a lot of work but then we had a lovely evening with amazing prizes and raised more than £1,000.
Year 7/8 Disco - December 2018 - Serving refreshments at the annual Year 7/8 School Disco.
Christmas Carols at St John's Cathedral - December 2018 - A raffle draw with a beautiful Christmas hamper for the first prize.
Prom Fayre - 13th November 2019 - first of its kind for St Edmund's Catholic School. Huge thank you for all those who came along and supported this event.
Year 7/8 Disco - 12th December 2019 - Serving refreshments at the annual Year 7/8 School Disco.
Christmas Carols at St John's Cathedral - 16th December 2019 - A raffle draw with a beautiful Christmas hamper for the first prize.
How you can help
There are several ways in which you can get involved in school life and help us raise these valuable funds:
The FOSE Committee
Consists of four elected officers who are solely responsible by a dedicated group of 10-15 parents. We are actively seeking new committee members so please contact us to find out more.
The Events Team
We are fortunate enough to rely on a network of parent volunteers who help us at various functions e.g. selling raffle tickets and serve refreshments. Please contact us if interested to help out.
Parents, staff and FOSE can purchase, for only £2, a number in our monthly draw. You may have as many numbers as you wish. Each month's subscriptions are divided into two, one half allocated as a cash prize and the other half added to the FOSE funds. Every month a draw is made and the winner will win a cash prize. If you would like to be part of this please contact us.
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How to Contact us
Please contact us with any ideas, queries or questions at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Together we can improve our school for our children!