Who are the FRIENDS?
Provides leadership for the Committee, responsible for liaising with the
school on events and taking the lead in organising all fund raising
activities. Works closely with the Committee to ensure FRIENDS is run
|Vice Chair||Cat Wade||Supports the Chair and assists with key responsibilities of the Committee.|
|Treasurer||Kerry Stockton||Records all income and expenditure and maintains appropriate paperwork. Ensures that the details of amounts received and spent are transparent to the school and parents.|
|Secretary||Nina Collins||Takes Minutes at the meetings and makes sure discussions are recorded accurately.|
|Social Media||Rachel Smith||Manages the FRIENDS Facebook group (search 'Friends of SFIS') and coordinates the Class Rep pages.|
Hello and welcome to FRIENDS
Friends of SFIS was set up as a charity to fundraise for South Farnborough Infant School. The Friends are made up of the school’s parents, guardians, families and staff who work as a Committee to raise money through events and other fundraising activities.
In recent years the money raised went towards a wide range of new books for the school's reading library, development of the Harmony Garden, sensory circuits equipment, Early Years learning resources and play furniture. We also continued to subsidise school trips across all year groups when necessary.
We usually run a number of popular events throughout the year such as Elf Day, Movie Nights and the Summer Fair, to name but a few, as well as regular cake sales. We aim to make these events interesting and inclusive for all the children. We also hold regular book sales and host Quiz Nights and yoga classes when possible, for our wider school community.
We aim to meet regularly and are always looking for volunteers with fresh ideas and enthusiasm. Regular meetings are held at The Squirrel pub or via Zoom (for the time being). If you would like to be involved with the committee, please contact us on:
If you don't wish to be on the committee but would like to help out at any of the events, please do still get in touch.
Any questions, suggestions or feedback please contact a member of the Friends committee.
FRIENDS of SFIS
A few years ago Class Reps were introduced to help improve communication between parents and the school. Please see below for details of your Class Rep who will help pass on information about school activities, fundraising and other organised events.
Who are the Class Reps?
Barn Owls- Steff Fairclough
Kestrels- Nina Collins and Lyndsey Whittell
Red Kites- Lianne Geddes and Beth Cartwright
Starlings- Amanda Sapsford
Robins- Jennifer Hill
Skylarks- Rebecca Wallace
Swifts- Natasha Morrow and Gemma Grover
Cygnets- Simone Fox
Ducklings- Cat Wade and Natasha Morrow
Pufflings- Allie Skipper Butler
Thrift shop is open on Wednesday at pick up and alternates between the Nest and the main school playground. All school logo branded items are £1 each. Grey clothing and summer dresses are 50p each and polo shirts are three for £1. We are very grateful for donations of all school logo branded items, however, please only donate grey uniform, summer dresses or polo shirts if they are in good clean and undamaged condition. Anything with holes, stains or badly worn clothing should be donated to a local charity shop as rag and they will then receive money for them as textile.
Cake sales are run throughout the year with classes taking it in turns to run the sale (normally 2 classes at a time). The parents/carers in these classes will be able to buy or make cakes to bring into school the morning of the sale, to sell to the rest of the school at pick up (class reps will be in touch to ask for volunteers). If you are not in these classes but would still like to bring in cakes you are more than welcome.
Cakes cost 50p each and we would appreciate it if you could bring the correct change (you can purchase more than 1 cake).
At the end of the day Early Years will be able to buy cakes from the nest playground at their children’s normal collection time.
Year 1 and Year 2 parents will be able to buy cakes at the end of the day from the main playground at their normal collection time. We ask that Year 2 parents do not come to pick their child up early on this day to try and get their cakes as we will be reserving cakes for Year 2 and if you come and buy them early you will be preventing some of the Year 1 children being able to buy any cakes.
Please be aware that we cannot guarantee the ingredients in the home-made cakes so if your child has an allergen please inform the cake sellers.
Funds raised over the past few years:
2018/19: £10,554.89 (proceeds used to subsidise school trips, towards books and outdoor playhouses)
2019/20: £4,632.10 (proceeds used to subsidise school trips, towards the continuous development of the Harmony Garden)
2020/21: £5,978.08 (proceeds used to subsidise school trips)
2021/22: This year we aim to raise enough funds to buy the following items for school as well as subsidise school trips: