Here at Fairhaven we have a very active group of Friends.  It plays an important part in the school community, enabling the staff and parents to work together to provide greater opportunities for the children of the school beyonds the confines of the National Curriculum.  It provides a relaxed social context where parents can meet each other, share ideas, knowledge and expertise.  It provides a firm basis for the concepts of a learning community and a good support network for each other as well as the school as a whole.

Funds generated by the Friends enable the children to enjoy extended learning opportunities.  In the past the Friends have purchased playground equipment, picnic benches, gardening equipment, a digital camera, contributed towards the building of the shelter over our Foundation Stage free flow learning area.  It also subsidises school outings.

These things cannot be achieved without the support of parents, friends, family and members of the local community who are all invited to come along to meetings and help make a difference.

The Friends hold various fund raising events throught the year, including famly bingo, open gardens, quiz night and the every popular cake sale!  But we are always looking for new ideas.

If you are interested in becoming a Friend of Fairhaven you would be more than welcome!  Contact the school office who will be able to give you details.

Easyfundraising Website

Raise funds for Fairhaven Primary School when you shop and search online.

Easyfundraising is a shopping directory and search engine, listing some of your favourite online stores including NEXT, John Lewis, Debenhams, Toys R Us  and over 500 other top name stores.  Whenever you shop with any one of them using the links provided on the easyfundraising website, you’ll generate a free donation for us of up to 15% of the purchase price every time.  it really is that simple!

It doesn’t cost a penny more to shop and raise funds in this way.  In fact you can even SAVE MONEY as many retailers give exclusive discounts, special offers and even ‘e-vouchers’ when you shop through the easyfundraising website.

All you need to do is register for free at

http://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/fairhavenps

and use easyfundraising everytime you shop.

 

Easysearch

You can also raise funds for us every time to search the Web with easysearch, a search engine with a difference.

When you search with easysearch, you’ll raise funds for us with every search you make!  Make just 10 searchs a day and you could raise £20 – £25 a year or more just by switching to easysearch.

What’s more, easysearch combines the strengths of several search engines together – Yahoo!, MSN Live Search, Ask.com and many more, making it a ‘super’ search engine.  Easysearch tracks down the most relevant and accurate results from across the Web which means you’ll find what you are looking for quickly and easily every time – in just one ‘easysearch’.

Please set our unique easysearch page -as your homepage and use it every time you search the Web.