News


November 2021

New FoNH Committee formation

Chair / Treasurer Reports

AGM 2021

Last week's AGM saw the formation of our new FoNH Committee.

Our thanks to

Tony Williams - outgoing Treasurer

Jennifer Collins - outgoing Secretary


And the new committee: Simon Watson - staying on as Chair, Tom Bratcher - new Secretary, Jennifer Collins - new Treasurer, Tracey Staplehurst - new Pre Loved Uniform Co-ordinator, Claire Coles - new Large Events Co-ordinator.

If you missed the AGM but would like to get involved with the FoNH - either as a member or just as an occasional volunteer, please fill in your details on our contact form here and one of the current committee will be in touch.

To view the reports for 2020-21 please click Chair and/or Treasurer.

Chrismas Orders Ready for Collection!

North Heath FoNH - Christmas orders ready for collection.

Collection dates next week: Monday 15th and Tuesday 16th November.


Collection times: At pick up, after School, on both days.


Collection location: Friends of North Heath Keter sheds on Infants' Playground.

More details on email sent out Friday 12th November.

October 2021

AGM

You are cordially invited to the Friends of North Heath Annual General Meeting


Friends of North Heath (FoNH) is a registered charity raising money exclusively to help North Heath School, and as parents/carers of North Heath pupils you are automatically members. FoNH is led by a friendly committee of volunteer parents and carers, and supported by you (our members) through volunteering and taking part in money-raising events through-out the year.

AGM on Thursday 11th Nov, between 7.30pm - 8.30pm in the School Hall.

At the AGM we will review the previous year (events run, money raised, money spent), vote-in new committee members and discuss the year ahead.

There are a number of roles becoming available (Secretary, Deputy Chair, Pre-Loved Uniform Co-ordinator, Website Lead, Large Events Co-ordinator) details of some of which can be found here

Christmas Card update

Christmas card email submissions and closing date


If your email has been received by friendsonh@gmail.com you will have had a reply from us. If you haven't had a reply then we haven't received your child/ren's card design.


Equally if you are expecting a sample card and haven't received one, by now, please email us.



The closing date for orders is midnight Monday 18th October.

September 2021

Christmas is coming

Christmas is coming.

When you're thinking about ordering online please remember the option to add Friends of North Heath C.P. School as your current chosen charity.

Every time you shop the School's charity receives a small donation which is going towards helping fundraise for a pair of CleverTouch® screens.

Set up details can be found here.

Parties that don't cost the earth!

With the start of the new academic year, and easing of regulations, minds are often turning to celebrations, in particular, birthday parties.

And that's where the FoNH Earth-Friendly Party Packs hire to our School Community comes in.

Our 2 party packs each have: 15 plates, 15 cups, 6 small serving bowls, 2 jugs, 2 sandwich platters, 2 tablecloths. The cost for 1 pack is £5 with a £15 returnable deposit. We also have unfilled white paper party bags at £1 for 10. Both packs can be hired, if wished.

To book just contact fonh.partypacks@gmail.com for full details.

Welcome Back!

Welcome back to to our existing, and a big welcome to our new, School Community members. We hope you had a good Summer. We have missed everybody.


As we all ease ourselves back into the new 'normal' that Autumn Term 2021 we just wanted to say a massive THANK YOU to everyone who was able to join in our fundraising last academic year.


Our numbers have been crunched and we have confirmation that we were able to donate an amazing £5,707.24 to the School to fund Individual Pupil Resource Packs and match-fund monies for the School Library Refurbishment. Pictures of the new Library can be see further down this page.


As an update we continue to fundraise, as a minimum, for a pair of classroom CleverTouch® screens, With your help we have raised 50% of the cost, so far, and hope fundraising events this term will achieve the remainder. Thank you once again for everyone in our amazing School Community who has donated.

July 2021

Enjoy your Summer

See you in September!

☀️ Staycations = funds for your school’s charity!

Parents/carers, teachers & committee members can raise donations for our school this Summer when you use easyfundraising.org.uk to book days out and short breaks with National Trust, Legoland, Sealife, Alton Towers, Groupon, Booking.com and loads more.

All you need to do is order at easyfundraising.org.uk as you would normally and select Friends of North Heath Community Primary School - Horsham when placing your order.

Further donations can be raised whenever you use smile.amazon.co.uk to order in anything you need for those days out and short breaks.

Everything is exactly the same, including pricing, delivery, Prime. Just select Friends Of North Heath Cp School when prompted.

Set up details can be found here


We hope everyone enjoyed their FoNH non uniform day today. Thank you for everyone's donations.


We also hope everyone enjoyed today's surprise brought home by all the children. One of our own Committee, with links with the School, worked the magic to source this free surprise for everyone to wave while chanting in class. 🤞

June 2021

FoNH scoops £500 grant!

Friends of North Heath are delighted to announce they have been awarded a £500 grant from the Moto in the Community Trust. This grant is going towards funding a year group which does not yet have CleverTouch® screens installed in their classrooms. FoNH are always investigating grant applications opportunities and welcome application suggestions from their School Community.


However FoNH are still fundraising to raise money for all the additional CleverTouch® screens needed by North Heath Community Primary School and anyone can immediately help us make a difference with donations both large and small.


Matching our pupil numbers, if 420 people donated:


* just £5 each it could help FoNH fund 1 screen;

* just £16 each it could help FoNH fund 3 screens;

* just £27 each it could help FoNH fund 5 screens.


Thank you for donating.

May 2021

FoNH launches CleverTouch® classroom boards fundraising!

Friends of North Heath Community Primary School are delighted to be raising money for additional HD CleverTouch® classroom boards, £2,275 each - 5 required in total, at North Heath.


In the School's own words 'The CleverTouch® boards provide a High Definition display with a full touch screen and gesture control, which is as simple to use as a tablet or Smart phone. Unlike screens with projectors, the CleverTouch® boards have no shadows or glare, meaning pupils' participation in lessons is uninterrupted. The children have told us that they all really like the functions such as a timer, whiteboard and that any page shown on the board can be annotated to support their learning.'


With 14 classrooms in total, and two classrooms per year group, FoNH are immediately seeking to raise enough funds to buy screens for the year group classrooms which haven’t yet had the funding to be able to have these screens fitted.


Anyone can immediately help us make a difference now by donating. If just 420 people donated £5 each we could buy one screen. Thank you for donating.

Click our 'Donorbox' button to donate now!

FoNH is calling for your feedback!

We would be very grateful if you could take a minute or so to provide us with your thoughts and suggestions by clicking this link.

FoNH committee are really keen to hear your thoughts and ideas about which events we should seek to run in the future. This could include events we have run in the past, as well as brand new suggestions. As we work closely with School, using their premises, FoNH would liaise with the School to decide what suggested events can be run.


We've created our own Facebook frame! Click here to try it & share with family/friends


April 2021

Spring Art! - Competition Winners

Congratulations 🎉 to Olivia as our WINNER with the most School Community votes for her Spring photos! '"Daffodils" & "Spring Bloom" by Olivia'


Congratulations 🎉 to Isabelle as our RUNNER UP with the second most School Community votes for her Spring photo! '"Daffodil" by Isabelle'

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March 2021

School Library Refurbishment

Thank you to everyone who participated in events, donated funds for the new School Library. Friends of North Heath couldn't have done it without YOU helping us raise £4,000 to match fund the School's own funding. The School have shared '...the project has really come to life with the new furniture being installed over half term, the books being reorganised, and new labels and signage added to the shelves to aid our pupils use the library effectively.' If you haven't seen the library photos yet they are collected here. However fundraising don't rest so do keep an 👀 out for our Recipe appeal for a great Community Recipe Book and our Spring Art Competition. Check out Events On Now! for more details.

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