Who are Friends of Dunster School (FoDS) PTA
The Officers for FoDS are:
Co-Chairs: Kim Lewington, Lisa Freegard
Vice Chair: Katie Lynch
Treasurer: Emma Smart
Vice-Treasurer: Helen Hickman
Secretary: Emma-Lea Pearce
Vice Secretary: Zoe Hawkins, Lucy Griffiths
Contact via Email
AGM and Committee meeting minutes available on request.
"Everyone is most welcome to attend our meetings and events and as always we would like to hear any ideas or suggestions you may have. As we continue to raise funds, your support is very much needed and really appreciated."
Join Us and Make a Difference!
At Friends of Dunster School (FoDS), we believe in the power of community and the incredible impact it can have on our children's education. As an enthusiastic and dedicated group of parents and carers, we work hand in hand with the school and pre-school to create memorable experiences and provide valuable resources. Joining FoDS opens up a world of exciting opportunities for you and your child!
Why Join FoDS?
Being part of FoDS is not just about fundraising; it's about building a vibrant and supportive community that enhances the educational journey of our children. By joining FoDS, you become an integral part of a team that strives to create unforgettable moments and contribute to the school's success. Here are some benefits of being a FoDS member:
Positive Impact: Your involvement directly benefits your child and their peers, providing them with enriching experiences and valuable resources.
Inclusive Community: Connect with fellow parents and carers who share a common goal of supporting the school and preschool, forging lasting friendships along the way.
Active Participation: Take an active role in shaping your child's education by participating in events, meetings, and contributing your ideas and suggestions.
Exciting Events: Join us in organising and participating in a range of exciting events throughout the year, from festive celebrations to fun-filled activities for the whole family.
Meaningful Contribution: Make a real difference by helping us raise funds to support various initiatives, enabling the school and preschool to offer exceptional learning experiences.
Previous Support and Future Plans
FoDS has a proud track record of supporting the school and pre-school, providing enriching experiences and valuable resources. Here are some examples of our previous support:
- Year 4 Leavers t-shirts
- Subsidise Pinkery residential for every child
- Easter Egg prizes for the Easter Bonnet competition
- Christmas gift for each child
- Ongoing upkeep, maintenance and repair of our swimming pool
- £2500 annually for classroom resources
- Annual Forest School licence
- Annual National Trust membership
- One off redecoration and improvement projects
- And lots more...!
This academic year, we are excited to support the following activities and events:
- Providing waterproof clothing for Forest School activities
- Establishing a sandpit for the preschool
- Supplying Christmas gifts for each child in the preschool and school
Without the support of FoDS, these incredible experiences and opportunities would not be possible for our children!
We invite you to become a valued member of FoDS and join us in making a positive difference in the lives of our children. Your support, ideas, and enthusiasm are truly appreciated, and together, we can create a nurturing and inspiring environment for our young learners.
Remember, your involvement matters!