Friends of Yarrells School
The Friends of Yarrells extends a warm welcome to all. We aim to bring together the parents of the children attending the school to provide a platform for communication, fun, learning and making new friends. This brings cohesion between the parents in different year groups.
The Friends of Yarrells is run by parents and key school decision makers who meet on a regular basis throughout the year. At these meetings the committee consider the fundraising events of the year, where funds will be allocated, and how parents may be brought together socially.
We endeavour to recruit committee members from each year group.
We will send you information via email or school bag drops where we require reply slips sent back.
Please do not hesitate to get in touch with us if you require any further information about the Friends’ activities.
Some contact information for you:
Current Committee Officers
Chair: Amanda Neesam
Vice Chair: Tracey Miles
Secretary: Rebecca Huntingford
Hon Treasurer: Paul Cook
Pips / Kindie Dawn Murray & Emma Vearncombe
Transition Louise Ujvari & Iwailo Rangelow
Reception Amy Cull
Year 1 Louise Ujvari & Keeley Dowling (tbc)
Year 2 Jo Tiffin & Sally Watson
Year 3 Jackie Blight & Charlotte Shrimpton
Year 4 Fiona Imhoff & Rebecca Huntingford
Year 5 Emma Crowe & Talitha Rowland
Year 6 Paul Cook & Tracey Howard
Year 7 Martha Covell
Year 8 Tamsin Lucchesi
General FOYS Members Jo Gatehouse; Caroline Kelly; Marina Large; Andrew Large; Teresa Yudes & Helen Billington
All new ideas welcome, send us an email with your thoughts.
OUR MAIN AIMS
Act as ambassadors and promote fellowship among the parents and pupils of Yarrells School
Engage in fund-raising and other activities serving to enhance and advance the children’s learning experience
Deploy the profits across the year groups
Foster the community spirit of the School by encouraging more extended relationships between the staff, parents, old girls and boys (“Yarrellians”) and others associated with the School.
To conclude: we are a friendly, informal group organising fun events that bring together the Yarrells community spirit and that provide funds for the “important little extras” in terms of items and equipment for our children. Our actions and results are a strong testament to our team work.
Membership is open to all parents with a child or children currently at the School, all domestic and teaching staff and all former pupils of the School.
What have we spent the money on in the past?
The Friends are open to suggestions from all departments and sectors of the school and always give each request our full consideration. The aim is to ensure that the broadest range of pupils is being served by each donation and that everyone gets a fair chance of receiving support.
Hardly a department or area of the school has not benefitted over the years from the Friends’ funds.
Below highlights a small selection of recent projects to which we have contributed:
- Outdoor learning centre
- Interactive SMART boards for classrooms
- Wooden climbing equipment in the woods
- Benches for Reception Area
- Fun family days
- Fireworks and circus skills experiences
- Gardening Equipment
- Purpose built school rabbit hutches
- Music Stands and Percussion instruments
- Sports kits for the teams across the school
- Weather Station for Science Department
Events held in 2014:
- Fireworks Night
- Christmas Fair
- Coffee Morning
- Quiz in Swan
- Coffee Morning
- Spring Fayre
- Summer Ball
- Ice Lollies at sports days