The Friends of John Hampden School Wendover (FJH) is the name of the Parent/Teacher Association for the school. We are a registered charity and we organise fundraising events that enhance the children and parent’s school experience by:
* Raising money for the school, enhancing the facilities for our children
* Organising events that the children (and parents) genuinely enjoy – this helps reinforce the idea that school is a great place to be!
* Connecting parents with each other and the school.
What do we provide?
This year the Friends have raised approximately £16,000. Over the past few years money has been used to:
* Invest in Learnpads
* Completely refurbish the library and equip it with new books
* Purchase playground equipment for the Foundation stage
* Buy wooden games for the playground
* Purchase sports kit for the children representing the school
* Develop the Early Years Learning Environment
* Purchase new cameras for each classroom
* Purchase Bee-Bots and accessories for Y1 and Y2
* Refurbish the cloakrooms and sink areas in each classroom
This year we are fundraising to:
* Replace Interactive Whiteboards in the classrooms
How do we achieve these goals?
We can only be successful with our fundraising if we have the support of the parents at the school. As a committee we organise a variety of events such as the Christmas and May Fayres, the Children’s New Year Disco, Quiz Nights, Ice-Cream Days, a Fun Run and Summer BBQ, etc. This year we even held a disco for the adults!
Some events are organised for the children to enjoy, whilst others provide the opportunity for parents to get to know one another and have some fun at the same time!
You can help by …
* Supporting our events – you will receive letters from us in your child’s bookbag and via Parentmail. Please make a note of our events and come along when you can.
* Suggestions - Any ideas for fundraising ideas are always welcome!
* Use Easyfundraising - If you’re buying anything on line, click on www.easyfundraising.org.uk and over 2,700 retailers will donate a percentage of the order to the school. You don’t pay anything extra.
* Help us out – we always need help at our events so please look out for helper slips for events.
* Join us – Every parent/carer of a child enrolled at John Hampden is automatically a member of the Friends. Everyone on the committee is a volunteer, so if you have a little time to spare please consider joining us.
Your contribution can be as large or small as you wish, and you don’t have to attend meetings if you can’t make it. We meet 2-3 times a term on a Monday evening at 8pm at The Shoulder of Mutton. Meetings usually last about an hour and a half and we have a lot of fun organising events for the school.