Friends of St. Mary's
The Friends of St. Mary's, now known simply as The Friends, are a small community of volunteer parents who organise events in order to raise funds to support the children and initiatives within the school. The Friends also arrange events to support local and national charities further enriching the ‘helping others’ culture at the School.
The past 12 months have been a time of change and refection for many, and we have been limited in hosting fundraising activities and face to face events. However we have been using the time as an opportunity to take stock, and while working with the School and within Covid guidelines, we are standing by with plans afoot in the near future.
If you would like to join the Friends community, and any level of volunteering is warmly welcomed, please contact the current chair, Frances, by email:
Meanwhile, they say a picture paints a thousand words – here are some things The Friends have supported within the last 12 months.
These have come from the annual donations to the classes, and from funds raised by from events run by the Friends with support from the parents.
Letters and numbers for Kindergarten;
Educational games for Pre-Prep;
Little extras for F2 trip to Gunsgreen House;
Traditional board games for F7;
A generator for outdoor use;
A donation to the Eco Garden.