F.O.S.A. - Friend's of St. Augustine's School

November 2019

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October 2019

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FACTS ABOUT FOSA

What is FOSA?

The Friends of St Augustine’s (or FOSA) is the parent-teacher organisation for St Augustine’s. Our aim is to support the school through the provision of extra-curricular activities for the children, and fundraising for those extra items of equipment that make school more fun.

Am I a member of FOSA?

Yes, all parents are members of FOSA.

Can I help?

Yes! There are always events and activities taking place that require volunteers. See what's coming up on the FOSA Events section of the school website. We are also on Facebook - click here to take a look, like the page and share with other parents to help spread news about future events.

How much time would I have to give?

As much or as little as you can afford!

All parents lead busy lives, and while some parents are able to give time to attend meetings, others can’t. If your child goes to film club, could you stay to help set-up or stay a little later to help clear away? Alternatively request to receive the minutes of the FOSA meetings and then let us know which events you would be able to help with. Just email us at fosa_1820@yahoo.com

I have an idea for a fundraiser, but I can’t come to meetings. What should I do?

Many Committee members can be found on the playground (see below) – let them know your ideas, they are very approachable and happy to discuss ideas and take them to the committee. Alternatively drop a note into the school office marked for the attention of ‘FOSA’ or send an email to: fosa_1820@yahoo.com. You can also send a message via our Facebook page here.

Current Committee Members

Christine Vassallo
Chair
Sarah Drake
Vice Chair
Gemma L Kane
Treasurer
Emma Lou
Secretary
  Marcelle Aguis
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FOSA Events

Events this Spring 2018

Quiz and Chips Night - Friday 9th March 2018

Next FOSA meeting at the school - 28th of February 2017 at 7:30pm

Read the FOSA newsletter for more details

What did FOSA fund recently and why?

Key Stage 2 Shelter

The upper playground used by KS2 is now to receive a shelter for parents collecting and dropping children off on days when our fine British weather is at it's best! The lower KS1 playground has had one in place for some time so this will be a welcome addition for parents of older children.

Outdoor Table Tennis

Keeping children active is always important. The two new table tennis tables will prove a great way to promote fitness in a way that is fun and engaging as well as being a great focal point for socialising.

First Day of School Parents Survival Kit

The first day at school can be a scary experience, often for the parents as much as the child. To help make this big step a little less daunting, the parents of each child starting Reception this year were given a bag of thoughtful items to brighten their day.

£900 of Travel funds; £100 for each class (including nursery)

School trips are an exciting adventure for children, but can be expensive. To reduce the financial burden on parents, FOSA agreed to provide each class £100 to support a school trip(s).

Stage Lighting for the Hall

The lighting board in the hall was condemned by the electrician and very energy hungry. The new lights are LED and low energy and , of course, more effective, colourful and have greater coverage of our stage area.

If you have any other ideas for spending the FOSA funds, please let us know! Email fosa_1820@yahoo.com, visit us on Facebook or leave a message with the school office addressed to FOSA.

St. Augustine's Catholic Primary School
19 West End, Old Costessey, Norwich NR8 5AG

TEL: 01603 743317

FAX: 01603 743833

EMAIL: office@st-augustines.norfolk.sch.uk