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Friends of Greenbank

What we do

We raise thousands of pounds which have been spent on improving equipment and resources to enhance our children’s education and the school facilities in general.

We put on a whole host of events throughout the year which are enjoyed by both children and parents and enable us to raise this money. These events include family bingo, film nights, school ball, preloved uniform sales and of course, school Christmas & Summer Fairs!

From the funds raised in the previous year we have been able to buy iPads, Chrome books, outdoor equipment amongst many other things. The focus for next year is IT, in particular a refurbishment of the Orsborn Room with green screen and stand, video recorders, video editing software and new computers. 

Who we are?

All parents with children at Greenbank are automatically members of Friends of Greenbank.  A number of parents volunteer to be more active committee members and event helpers. 

We meet monthly during term time. Dates of the meetings are advertised on the FoG noticeboard and in the Fortnight Ahead emails. Meetings are informal and friendly. Come along to our next meeting – you will be made to feel welcome!

Who is who?

Helen Gately is FoG chair. She can be contacted via the school office or on email 

Secretary - Claire Youel

Treasurer – Julie Booker

200 Club – Sarah Lloyd-Davies

We are always grateful for any support that parents can give to FoG – this can be by being a committee member, helping out at events, attending events with family and friends or by joining the 200 Club!

Guiding Principles

When we meet: Committee

The best time and day of committee meetings are surveyed at the start of each school year to ensure it suits as many parents / guardians as possible.  It is usually held on the first Tuesday of the month (excluding holiday periods) at 7:30pm on the school site.  All meetings are advertised in the , Fortnight Ahead, Newsletter and minutes.

All FoG committee members are given an opportunity to contribute to the agenda and discussion.  The minutes are emailed to all parents / guardians in the nursery and school within a few days of the meeting.

Any parent / guardian wishing to attend a FoG meeting will be most welcome.

When we meet: Events

This year we have the following events coming up:

Ladies Night - Thursday 22 March 2018 - Rainbow 88
Dinner followed by karaoke. 
Doughnut Sale - Monday 26 March 2018
Sold in the playground straight after school 50p.
Film Night – Friday 20 April 2018
Straight after school - Paddington 2.
Golf Day – Sunday 20 May 2018 Davenport Golf Club
£40 per person including a two course meal.
Two ball, over 12s only. Company teams welcome. Two pairs per tee off. Tee off times from 11:00am.
Please pick up more information and applications from the school office.
Summer Fair – 9 June 2018 3pm – 5pm
Lots of stalls, games and delicious food.
Ice Lolly Sale – 11 June 2018
Straight after school 50p.
Sports Day BBQ – Saturday 30 June 2018
Following sports day there will be a BBQ, refreshments and bouncy castles to keep the children entertained.
Christmas Fair 1 December 2018 12 – 2
Lots of stalls, games and delicious food.  Also a special guest...!
Dinner Dance – 8 December 2018
To be held at The Deanwater.  Three course dinner and entertainment.

How can I support Friends of Greenbank?

There are a number of ways you can support:

  • Become a committee member

  • Help out for an hour at events

  • Come to events with your friends and family

  • Share your professional expertise or network

  • Join the 200 Club

Note 2: 200 Club = voluntary school lottery, parents pay £1 per number, which goes into a monthly draw (winnings £25 on a normal month, £100 at summer / Christmas fair). Forms available from the school office.

Please try to consider the level of support you can offer with assurance there is an appreciation that the level of support will almost certainly change for us all over the years. You can safely volunteer in any capacity without angst that you will have a new job for life, but with satisfaction that you are helping out!