Welcome to the Friends of Thorpe St Andrew School. Our association is made up of friendly, enthusiastic and hardworking parents, staff and school governors. We raise money for additional equipment and resources that are used in classrooms and by school clubs. We fundraise by providing social activities for the school community.
The Friends of Thorpe St Andrew School are proud members of PTA UK, the leading membership organisation for parent bodies across the UK. With PTA UK membership all parents can access a wealth of useful information to help with supporting both the PTA and school in providing the best possible education for your children. Click the link to register, and get started: www.pta.org.uk/myspace.
The Friends of Thorpe St Andrew School is a registered charity in England and Wales, Charity Number – 276049.
Upcoming Events 2017
Thursday 8 June 2017
Friends’ Committee Meeting
7 pm – 9 pm in the North Site Staff Room
Thursday 22 June 2017
Year 6 Intake Evening
FOTSAS Members will be showing a promotional presentation in the South Site Hall to the parents of the newest students of the school. Afterwards, members will be on hand to meet and recruit new parents to the Friends’ Committee or as helpers at events.
Tuesday – Thursday 11-13 July 2017
School Musical: ‘We Will Rock You’
The Friends will be providing refreshments and a raffle for each of the three evening performances.
Friday 14 July 2017
Year 6 ‘Movin’ On Up!’ Party
What better way to welcome students transferring to our school but with a party? Music, karaoke, games, bouncy castles and other inflatables, photobooth, pizza, ice-cream, and other goodies will be available on the night.
Saturday 11 November 2017
11 am to 3 pm
Thorpe Christmas Fayre
If you are a stallholder and would like to attend, please register your interest at email@example.com.
Other Future Fundraising Activities Include:
A Quiz ‘n’ Chips Evening
Fundraising Activities 2016-2017
Day Trip to Thorpe Park
Saturday 13 May 2017
Thank you to the 91 students who were superb ambassadors of the school and thank you to the parent, sixth form and teacher helpers who gave up their day to accompany the group.
Quiz ‘n’ Chips Evening
Friday 17 March 2017
A thank you to everyone who came to our Quiz ‘n’ Chips Evening on Friday 17 March 2017. It was great to see so many people enjoying themselves. We raised £422.70 … A huge success!!
Saturday 10 December 2016
Thank you to everyone, students and staff, who came to our fundraising event. The ‘Man of the Morning’ Award goes to Josh Hambidge for single-handedly taking down four opposition players despite running out of his own ammo: three surrendered at his ambush; he then chased down the fourth!
Thorpe Christmas Fayre
Saturday 12 November 2016
‘Thank You!’ to everyone (parents, students, staff, friends and stallholders) who came to our Fayre.
It appears we had more people through the doors this year than last year, and early indications are that we may well have raised more money too!
£2,515.53 was the final amount raised. We are very grateful to the RC Snelling Charitable Trust of Blofield Heath, who again have generously donated £250 to us. We also received a cheque for a generous £1,000 from Barclays. All of this money will be put to very good use.
Our thanks go especially to the team of Committee Members who helped run everything so smoothly prior to, and on the day!
Can you help us?
We are always happy to welcome new faces to the team. You can join us as a helper at events or join us at the planning stage by becoming a member of the Friends’ Committee. If you are interested in helping out, joining the Committee or have a question for the Friends, we can be contacted by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling the school on 01603 497711.
Committee Meetings 2017
We have six informal meetings per year, each lasting approximately 90 minutes, starting at 7 pm and held in the North Site Staffroom. Our last one for this academic year is:
Thursday 8 June 2017
If you would like to attend, please email our Secretary at email@example.com and we will send you an agenda.
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