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Friends of Highworth Grammar

Please click here for a list of prize winners from the Craft Fair held on 05.11.16

Welcome to THE FRIENDS OF HIGHWORTH

Welcome to the Friends of Highworth.  We are an integral and important part of the school.  As a registered charity (number 307821), we work imaginatively and tirelessly to raise extra funds which enhance students' opportunities, projects and facilities.  As parents/carers of students at the school you are automatically enrolled! 

The Friends have a long tradition of organising and running various social events, everything from student discos and quiz nights to the annual Christmas Craft Fair.  Members of the Friends are always on hand to provide audiences with refreshments at concerts and shows and we support the schools’ induction process as part of the welcome to you and your daughter/son.

Recent purchases from Friends’ fundraising efforts include outdoor furniture for the student annex, rowing machines, lighting and sound desks and annual funding of the school minibus.   We will be announcing details of our next fund-raising appeal shortly.

Being a Friend of Highworth does more than just help to raise vital funds.  Becoming involved can give you the chance to foster and maintain a close relationship with the school; it offers you a rewarding insight into the opportunities and achievements enjoyed by the students and enables you to help shape and enhance your daughter/son’s journey through the school.

IT TAKES TWO!

The Friends of Highworth have a busy calendar of fundraising events taking place throughout the academic year, for which we always need volunteers who will commit to generously giving their time and energy in support.

By agreeing to donate just two hours of your time twice a year to sell refreshments, help at a disco, run a stall at the craft fair or fold raffle tickets, you can help make our fund-raising dreams come true!  Please find below a list of our forthcoming fundraising events.  Please let us know if you are able to pledge your support to any of these events – email friends@highworth.kent.sch.uk

Date

Event

Friday 22nd September 2017

Disco - Main Hall 7.30pm - 10.00pm  Various roles.

Thursday 5th October 2017

Bandstand Concert.  Selling refreshments. Time TBA.

Friday 20th October 2017

Disco - Main Hall 7.30pm - 10.00pm  Various roles.

Friday 3rd November 2017

Christmas Craft Fair Set-Up - Main Hall 5.00pm -7.00pm Various roles.

Saturday 4th November 2017

Christmas Craft Fair - 2 hour slots from 9.00am - 4.00pm.  Various roles.

Thursday 7th December 2017

Year 10 Parents Evening - Second hand uniform sales.  Time TBA.

Friday 8th December 2017

Disco - Main Hall 7.30pm - 10.00 pm  Various roles.

Friday 9th February 2018

Disco - Main Hall 7:30pm - 10:00pm Various roles.

Thursday 1st March 2018

Bandstand Concert.  Selling refreshments. Time TBA.

Friday 9th March 2018

Quiz Night.  Various roles. Evening.  Time TBA.

Thursday 15th March 2018

Spring Concert (William Harvey Hospital fundraiser).  Selling refreshments. Evening.  Time TBA.

Thursday 22nd March 2018

Year 9 Parents Evening - Second hand uniform sales. Late afternoon.  Time TBA.

Tuesday 26th June 2018

HiJac Concert.  Selling refreshments. Evening.  Time TBA.

Friday 29th June 2018

Disco - Main Hall 7.30pm - 10.00pm  Various roles.

Wednesday 4th July 2018

New Year 7 Taster Day.  3.00pm – 4.30pm Refreshments and welcome in Hub.

Thursday 5th July 2018

New Year 7 Taster Day.  3.00pm – 4.30pm Refreshments and welcome in Hub.

Thursday 12th July 2018

Summer Show.  Selling refreshments. Evening.  Time TBA. 

Friday 13th July 2018

Summer Show.  Selling refreshments. Evening.  Time TBA.

GETTING MORE INVOLVED

Showing your support as an occasional volunteer is very much appreciated and we thank you for committing to our It Takes Two campaign.  We would of course be delighted if you wished to become more involved in the Friends, perhaps in taking up a more formal role on the committee or simply by attending our regular meetings to share your thoughts and ideas.  Perhaps you have some experience in fundraising or event planning?  All ideas and suggestions are warmly welcomed!  Please feel free to contact any of the Friends Committee members directly or email friends@highworth.kent.sch.uk

FRIENDS COMMITTEE 2017 – 2018

Chair & Christmas Craft Fair Coordinator

Suzy Jaworska

suzyjaworska@hotmail.com

07966 108810

Vice Chair & Second Hand Uniform Sales

Lucy Kingsford-Payne

lucy.phil@btinternet.com

07902 930223

Treasurer

Mandy Finn

finn.mandy@yahoo.co.uk

07793 745957 

Secretary

Anita Turley

anitaturley@aol.com

07883 037085

Events Coordinator

Cheryl Sims

Cheryl-sims@gmail.com

07985 036939

MEETINGS

Please find below a list of our forthcoming meeting dates.  Please use the Quantock Drive entrance.  All meetings start at 7.30pm unless specified.

Wednesday 13th September 2017 Annual General Meeting - Library Mezz. 7.00pm
Wednesday 18th October 2017 General Meeting and Christmas Fair Preparation
Tuesday 14th November 2017 General Meeting and Christmas Fair Review
Wednesday 10th January 2018 General Meeting
Tuesday 20th February 2018 General Meeting
Wednesday 13th June 2018 General Meeting

CONTACT US

friends@highworth.kent.sch.uk

Downloads

Title Date  
Disco Guidance for Parents and Carers 19th Oct 2015 Download
Minutes of the Friends of Highworth AGM... 23rd Sep 2016 Download
Friends Emergency Procedures.pdf 20th Oct 2016 Download
Minutes of Friends Meeting 19.10.16.pdf 22nd Nov 2016 Download
Friends Minutes 11 JAN 2017.pdf 01st Feb 2017 Download
Friends of Highworth minutes 15 11 16.pd... 03rd Feb 2017 Download
FOH AGM 13.09.17.pdf 24th Oct 2017 Download
Meeting notes 14th June.pdf 24th Oct 2017 Download
Meeting notes 18 05 2017.pdf 24th Oct 2017 Download
Notes from Friends of Highworth meeting... 24th Oct 2017 Download