Friends of Belfast High School
Since our formation in 1987, the Friends have raised tens of thousands of pounds for the School. This money has helped provide additional equipment for the School eg minibus, computers and stage equipment. Each year there are various fund-raising events. After our AGM in September/October we meet every couple of months (or as required) to arrange events and are always keen to hear about new ways to raise funds. Like most Parent-Teacher Associations we have a two-fold mission:
- To raise badly needed funds for the School and
- To encourage parents and friends to enjoy themselves at the same time
It can be hard work but it can also be great fun – it very much depends on how much you are prepared to put in! We in the Friends are very proud of ‘our’ school and we often get an opportunity to show our pride during the year at Open Nights etc.
Come along and try Zumba, the latest dance/fitness craze from South America inspired by salsa and samba music. A fully qualified instructor will put everyone through their paces.
Tuesday evenings from 7.00- 8.00 pm commencing Tuesday 7 February 2012
£5 per session or 6 sessions for £25
Names/payment to General Office
ANNUAL TABLE QUIZ
Wednesday 8 February 2012 - 7.00 pm
Team Names to General Office by Monday 6 February
£5 per person (£3 concession/pupil) – includes refreshments
Prizes for best team and best pupil team
The 2010 Winning Team
The 2010 Winning Pupils' Team
Quizmaster Tony Rice from Citybeat Radio
PLANT SALE - 10.00 am Saturday 12 May 2012
Come along and buy your bedding plants at very competitive prices.
Expert advice and refreshments available.
All plants provided by Neville Spencely
and his team!
Customers at our extremely successful 2011 Plant Sale
Recent Uses of Funds
In December 2011 the Friends presented a cheque for £20,000 to the School towards the purchase of a new school minibus.
Approximately £8,000 of this money was raised through a sponsored walk:
Over the past few years we have:
- Supported the School’s successful bid for Specialist Language Status by committing a substantial sum (£8,000) to the School’s bid;
- Providing the funds to procure and install a plasma screen for the foyer;
- Part-funding the production of a promotional DVD for the School;
- Buying new table-tennis tables for the Table Tennis Club;
- Buying livery for the School Equestrian Team
- Assisting at school events such as Open Nights
Over the past 2 years the Committee said farewell to a number of long standing members:
Mrs Valerie Rossborough, Chairman
and Mr Stan Littlewood, Treasurer
Mr Colin Fisher, Secretary
Please come along and support us at our events or join us on the Committee – new members are always welcome!
For further information please contact the Chairman, Christine Ringland, at the School - 90 864431.
Mrs Christine Ringland, Chairman
Mrs Barbara Lancaster, Vice-Chairman
Mrs Caroline Crawford, Treasurer
Mrs Alex McClenaghan, Secretary