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Thank you to all those that helped support our school Summer Fair.  I think we can safely say that fun was had by all.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Fundraising Events:

Ice cream Sale

 

All parents are automatically members of the ‘Friends of St James’ Association. This year alone we have raised an incredible amount of monies:

 

Valentines Disco – £730

International Evening – £778

Cake Sale - £346

Phil the bag - £262.50

5 Aside Football – £659

The Mayhem Ball – £4753.79

 

This is what the Friends of St James have been able to provide for our children so far this year:

 

  • Infant library improvements
  • Infant library books
  • School dining tables
  • Equipment for Reception
  • Outdoor play equipment
  • Playground refurbishment work
  • Christmas presents for children
  • Easter eggs for the children

  • Subscription to the GoGivers website

  • Donation to Year 6 leavers

 

This is just some of the amazing work that this group of people achieved last academic year. Click below to download the latest Friends’ News....

 

 

Who are the Friends of St James

 

The Current Committee

Joint Chair – Belinda Taylor/Jackie Kennedy
Secretary – Emma Bell
Treasurer – Charlotte Dunlop

 

Who are the Friends of St James?

The Friends of St James (the PTA) are a group of friendly and enthusiastic parents, whose role is to organize fundraising and social activities for the school throughout the year. All parents and staff of St James are automatically members of The Friends and therefore everyone is welcome at the regular Friends meetings throughout the year.

 

What do the Friends of St James do?

The Friends of St James’ fundraising activities enable the school to provide “extras” for the pupils that are outside of the school’s budget.

The events that are held throughout the year are organized for parents and children alike – examples of which include quiz nights, school discos, second hand uniform sales, second hand book sales, fairs, camping weekends, circus, ground force day and football tournaments - to name but a few.

 

How is the money spent?

To date the Friends have help fund numeracy, literacy, sports equipment, flip chart boards for year 1, personal space carpets for reception, microphones, updating the infant library with soft furnishings and books, purchasing new equipment for the kitchen, improvement of the infant and junior playground and school dinner tables and so much more. In the near future more substantial amounts will be spent on equipment for the ICT suite.

 

We need your help

However, The Friends always has work for willing hands! Everyone has a talent or a skill that could be put to good use. Playing an active role with The Friends of St James is a great way of making new friends and having fun whilst supporting the school community.

 

If you would like to contact The Friends about anything, please e-mail: stjamesfriends@gmail.com

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