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The Friends

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
Wednesday 12 September 2018 AGM
Friday 21 September 2018

Y7-8 Disco - Main Hall 7.30pm - 10.00pm 

Chaperones.

Thursday 4 October 2018

Bandstand Concert.  7.00pm - 9.00pm

Selling refreshments.

Wednesday 10 October 2018 Meeting
Friday 12 October 2018

Disco - Main Hall 7.30pm - 10.00pm  

Chaperones.

Friday 2 November 2018

Christmas Craft Fair Set-Up - Main Hall 5.00pm - 7.00pm 

Various roles.

Saturday 3 November 2018

Christmas Craft Fair - 2 hour slots from 9.00am - 16.00pm

Various roles.

Thursday 8 November 2018 Year 8 Parents Evening - Second Hand Uniform Sales
Tuesday 13 November 2018 Meeting
Thur/Fri 15-16 November 2018

Little Shop of Horrors Performance

Selling refreshments

Thursday 6 December 2018 Year 10 Parents Evening - Second Hand Uniform Sales
Friday 14 December 2018

Disco - Main Hall - 7.30pm - 10.00pm 

Chaperones.

Wednesday 9 January 2019 Meeting
Friday 8 February 2019

Disco - Main Hall - 7.30pm - 10.00pm 

Chaperones.

Tuesday 12 February 2019 Jazz Night - 7.00pm - 9.00 pm Selling refreshments.
Wednesday 13 February 2019 Meeting
Thursday 28 February 2019

Bandstand Concert.  7.00pm - 9.00pm

Selling refreshments.

Friday 8 March 2018 Quiz Night.  Various roles.
Thursday 28 March 2019 Year 9 Parents Evening - Second Hand Uniform Sales
Wednesday 12 June 2019 Meeting
Tuesday 25 June 2019

Hijac Concert.  5.00 pm - 7.00pm

Selling refreshments.

Friday 28 June 2019

Disco - Main Hall 7.30pm - 10.00pm 

Chaperones.

Monday 1 and Thursday 4 July 2019 New Y7 consultations - Second Hand Uniform Sales

 

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 and Second Hand Uniform Sales

Lucy Kingsford-Payne

lucy.phil@btinternet.com

07902 930223

Christmas Craft Fair Coordinator

Lana Pearman

highworthxmas@gmail.com 

07887 367880

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
Friends Emergency Procedures.pdf 20th Oct 2016 Download
Friends Minutes 11 JAN 2017.pdf 01st Feb 2017 Download
FOH AGM 13.09.17.pdf 24th Oct 2017 Download
Meeting notes 14th June.pdf 24th Oct 2017 Download
Privacy Notice Friends of Highworth May... 16th May 2018 Download
Meeting notes 18 05 2017.pdf 24th Oct 2017 Download
Notes from Friends of Highworth meeting... 24th Oct 2017 Download
Friends Constitution DRAFT for AGM 2018... 06th Sep 2018 Download
Terms of Reference DRAFT for AGM 2018.pd... 06th Sep 2018 Download