Friends of St Mary's

As the parent/guardian of a child at St. Mary’s you are automatically a member of ‘The Friends of St. Mary’s’.

The ‘ Friends’ work together to enhance the education of the children at the school, organising and running fund raising events and social activities, e.g. children’s discos.

They raise thousands of pounds annually and this goes directly to the school and is used for the benefit of the children.

Meeting are held half-termly or as necessary and all parents/guardians and those who wish to support our work on behalf of the children are invited to attend.

If you wish to get involved please give your name to Julie Eddison or to one of the parents already involved.

Our Next Meeting

We are having a friends Christmas get together. Thursday 14th December 2017 at Millgate from 7pm. Everyone welcome.

100 Club

The 100 Club is a great way to raise money for school.  Each member has a chance of winning a £50 first prize and a £10 second prize each month.  For the club to work we need at least 100 members to pay £12 to hold one number for the year, which would be in the monthly draw. 


100 Club  - November 2017 draw winners are: 

1st prize of £50 - Emma Morris - No. 69

2nd prize of £10 - Joanne Parry - No.61

Congratulations ladies. Thank you to Mrs Clerkin for drawing this months numbers

Any existing or new friends can still have a number(s) for our monthly draws. Each month - 1 st prize £50 & 2nd £10

5 months left for this current 2017/18 year.

If you fancy having a flutter and helping raise funds for school please see myself, Hayley Rafferty, Julie Eddison or pick up a membership form from the school office and pay £5.

Thank you and good luck

Coffee Mornings

The school has a parent’s room in which a coffee morning is run every Friday from 9.00am until 10.30am. This is organised by the ‘Friends’, many of whom stay on to make toast for the children in the juniors at 10p a slice. All volunteers are welcomed with ‘open arms’ as this is a very popular treat for the children and is a healthy alternative to ‘tuck’.

Bags 2 School - Thursday 25th January 2017

Bags and letters will be sent home in the new year!

Personalised Christmas Cards

All completed orders have been returned to school and sent home.  Look forward to seeing some of the fantastic card designs posted on our friends Facebook page!

Secret Room - Friday 1st December 2017

Thank you to everyone who helped and supported this event.  It was a great success.

Christmas Raffle - Friday 8th December 2017

This year we are hoping to include raffle prizes which offer the chance for families to win a trip out.  We would be extremely grateful if anyone could provide school with tickets, vouchers or other suitable prizes.  Apart from our thanks, you would of course gain a special mention on our newsletter which all children and their families will receive to publicise the event.

If you are able to help please contact the school or a member of the Friends of St Mary's Association.

Draw date Friday 8th December 2017 (parish feast day) in the junior hall.

Many thanks.

Save the Children - Christmas Jumper Day - Friday 15th December 2017

On Friday 15th December 2017 all children (and staff),  can come to school in their Christmas jumper/ t shirt along with their school uniform trousers/ skirts. We are asking for a donation of £1 which will be donated to ‘Save the children’ charity.  Many thanks.

Preloved Rail

The preloved rail is now up and running.  The rail is in the Ladybird Room and has a selection of nearly new uniform.  Please help yourself to any items you need (items are free).  If anybody has any unwanted nearly new uniform please send them into the school office.  All donations will be gratefully received.