Welcome to the FOSMS pages of the St Mary's website!
All parents automatically become members of our thriving Friends association, which is affiliated to the National Confederation of Parent Teacher Associations.
The main aims of FOSMS are:
To enhance children’s learning
To raise funds
To provide a social context for parents, carers and staff
Throughout the year we organise a range of events, important fund raisers, social evenings for parents, not to mention fun activities for the children!
The success of FOSMS is down to the continued support of parents and staff in volunteering their skills and time. We encourage all parents to get involved, either on a regular or occasional basis.
Below, you will find information about our meetings, events and, most importantly, how you can get involved!!
FOSMS Committee Members -Laura Smith (Chair); Louise Warren(Treasurer); Angela Hawkins (Officer); Ann Gibson (Teacher rep); Bryony Moger (Officer)
Fierce competition at the fathers' race during our annual Sports Day.
FOSMS EVENTS FOR AUTUMN 2022
|Friday 16th September , 9.15 - 10.30||Coffee Morning in the School Hall|
|Saturday 12th November||Autumn Bazaar|
A class set of chrome books and the Wi-Fi infrastructure has been developed. Children now have instant supervised access to all the tools, apps and online software that tablet computing can provide. We have also helped towards the development and stocking of the new, improved library and paid for educational visits and workshops.
Please support all of this year's fund raising activities to help keep St Mary's bang up to date!
Helping with gardening skills on a lovely Autumn day.
26 October 2012
A brilliant night in the school hall that raised over £800.
19 October 2012
Olympic themed Sports Day followed by a family picnic on a sunny summer's morning...perfect!
28 June 2012
Party In The Park - 'Diamond Jubilations'
A great party night in the big marquee after the Frensham Fayre...fantastic live band ('Fuzz Universe'), fish and chip supper and bar.
16 June 2012
Helping the children with the 1950's theme to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee...
'St Mary's Rocks!'
16 June 2012
30 May 2012
Goldfinch Family Assembly
18 May 2012
The FOSMS committee hold meetings twice a term to which every member of FOSMS is invited. All parents, staff, governors and friends of the school are members of FOSMS and are encouraged to attend and contribute to meetings. The style of meetings tends to be relaxed, informal and inclusive. The meetings are usually held at the school.
An invitation and an agenda is distributed prior to each meeting. If there is a specific item you would like added to the agenda, please contact the FOSMS Chair.
You are warmly encouraged to join us, but if you cannot attend, minutes are distributed after each meeting, and you are welcome to contact the committee with any queries.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
The events FOSMS organise raise valuable funds for the school. This money is used to fund additional extra-curricular learning activities for the children and major projects for the school, (see the ‘ABOUT US’ tab for more information). We cannot run these events if people do not volunteer to help, and we are hugely grateful to those who give up their time.
The following list gives details of the annual committee roles and events that are organised by FOSMS each year, and notes those people who are currently signed up to help. Please contact the FOSMS committee or the organiser of the event if you would like to get involved.
Thank you again for your valuable contribution to FOSMS and St Mary’s School.
Friends of St Mary’s School (FOSMS) is made up from the complete family of the school; parents (current and past), children, teachers and governors. This is an inclusive club as we are all FOSMS members.
FOSMS’s aim is to enhance the children’s learning by supporting the school and staff, to enable social contact for parents and carers within the school community and to raise funds to provide resources over and above those that the school offers. We strongly believe FOSMS helps strengthen the already strong community spirit of the school.
Throughout the year FOSMS organise a range of activities, experiences and events including important fund raisers, social events for parents and especially valuable opportunities for our children to enhance their learning experience at the school. These include raising funds for specific school projects, (such as our covered outdoor play area in autumn 2012, the toilet refurbishment in 2013), but also organising events such as the Children’s Christmas Party, the School Disco and participating in the floats for the Frensham Fayre. FOSMS has also funded visiting authors and themed workshops, such as a Chinese New Year Workshop and a Divali Dance workshop.
The success of FOSMS is down to the continued support and collaboration of parents and staff in stepping up to organise these events, and finding areas where we feel we can offer our time and help. We look forward and encourage all FOSMS members to get involved in this aspect of your child’s school life, and offer fresh ideas for how we can raise funds for specific school projects.
A full list of events that are organised by FOSMS can be found under the ‘Forthcoming Events’ tab.
Activities that FOSMS has financed over the past year include:
Music workshops for each class
Read Write Inc books
Easter Egg Hunt
Homework Maths Packs
Various learning tools for each class
Christmas party presents