Fitzharrys School Association

The Fitzharrys School Association (FSA) is Fitzharrys' equivalent of a Parent Teacher Association (PTA), which exists to raise extra funds which will be used to support the work of the school. The FSA is run by a friendly committee of parents, carers and staff who plan social events and fun activities to raise money to go towards new school resources and to help improve facilities.

Why do we need to raise money?

The mission of the FSA is to raise funds to improve our children's educational opportunities and school experience.  Fundraising allows Fitzharrys to continue to offer the 'extras' which are so important in a school and not covered by existing funds.

How can you get involved?

All parents, carers and staff are automatically members of the FSA and there is an open invitation to attend committee meetings. We are always very happy to welcome new faces to the committee and are very grateful for volunteers to help at events.  We meet roughly once a term to hold an FSA meeting where we talk about fundraising ideas and plan events; meetings and events will be advertised on this page as well as on social media pages.  For more information about joining the FSA or upcoming FSA events, you can contact the school's main office or send an email the FSA Secretary, Mrs Holt at sholt@fitzharrys.school

FUNDRAISING FOCUS 2023-24

Each year, the Fitzharrys School Association sets a fundraising target. This year, the FSA are aiming to raise £5000 for lots more inspiring, modern and literature-themed Wall Art to update the interior of the Mathematics and MFL departments.

So far, £4,499.27 has been raised! This is approximately 90% of our target. Thank you to everyone who has contributed to our GoFundMe, everyone in the FSA 200 Club school lottery (see below for more details), and also to everyone who came along to support our autumn FSA Quiz Night and the Giant Jumble Sale in January.

Last year, the FSA raised money for 8 wall art items for the English and the Humanities departments which were installed in early October and are now bringing the WOW factor to these areas - they have made a huge difference and are having a very positive impact on staff and students alike.

A big thank you to all the FSA supporters who have helped make this possible!

FSA GoFundMe 2023

Our 2023 GoFundMe has now launched!

CAN YOU HELP US REACH OUR GOAL OF RAISING £1000 ON GOFUNDME THIS YEAR?

Following the brilliant success of the Wall Art installation in our Humanities and English departments last year, we are hoping to raise money this year to brighten up more of our well-used areas.

Inspirational and informative wall art in schools can have a transformative effect on students; it is a great way to raise pupils' aspirations as well as raise a smile. We have had such a great response from students, staff and parents on the art already installed, and we would love to spread this enjoyment to other parts of the school.

Working closely with the school leadership team, key areas have been identified around the school that would greatly benefit from a new look with wall art displays. This will help bring school walls to life, inspire learning and add a huge WOW factor, making these spaces more inviting and invigorating places to be.

This year, we aim to raise money for wall art for the Maths department, and depending on how much we raise, we are hoping that we can bring a similarly spectacular transformation to the MFL department and other key areas around the school site.

Our developing plans for the Maths department is to have bespoke, maths-themed wall art that will wrap around the walls of the department’s staircase, as well as art on the stair treads themselves, which will totally transform the area (see photo of our Humanities department). If funds allow, we will plan to reinvigorate the MFL staircase and lobby in a similar way. To this end, we are hoping to raise £1000 on this Go Fund Me to kickstart our fundraising goals this academic year.

We know that this is a particularly difficult time financially for many people, and want pass on our sincere thanks to you all for your generosity in donating.  We really appreciate every single donation and are so grateful for your support.

Join the FSA Committee

FSA meetings were originally held roughly once a term, usually in the evening at the Spread Eagle pub on Northcourt Road. 

The next FSA committee meeting will held on Tuesday 23rd April 2024, 7.30pm, @ Spread Eagle pub (Northcourt Road). All are welcome! If you plan to attend, please register your interest with Mrs Holt, FSA Secretary at sholt@fitzharrys.school so we know to expect you.

All parents, carers and staff are warmly invited to attend FSA meetings. There is no pressure to sign up to a role or lead in the organisation of a fundraiser, but all ideas and offers are welcome!  The FSA committee look forward to welcoming you to our meetings and to the team. 

FSA News & EVENTS

Our new GoFundMe fundraiser launched in November and will remain open through the academic year. 

Read our newsletters for more information on everything FSA! 

FSA Newsletter - March 2024

FSA Newsletter - December 2023

FSA Newsletter - October 2023

 

Upcoming Events

Watch this space for spring and summer fundraising events!

Past Events

Our fourth Giant Jumble Sale was held on Sunday 28th January 2024, 10am-12pm, and raised a whopping £2,158.55! This is our most successful fundraiser to date. It pipped last year's jumble record breaking total by about £20! Thanks to the fabulous Fitzharrys community for your fantastic generosity and wonderful help. What a brilliant team effort.

Our 2023 Quiz Night, held on Friday 13th October 2023, was a great success, raising £768.72, beating 2022's total by over £100. Thank you to everyone who came along - we hope you enjoyed it! Special thanks to our fabulous volunteers and our quiz hosts with the most: Mr Whitley and Mr Browne!

Our recent CD/DVD Collection raised about £500. Thanks to all who donated their DVDs and CDs, and particular thanks to our sorting and scanning teams!

Our Super Summer Raffle 2022 was a huge success!  It raised over £1,350! 

Our first GoFundMe raised over £1000! In June 2021, the FSA was delighted to purchase 15 new picnic benches for Fitzharrys School. Our second Go Fund Me fundraiser - raising money for the new projector for the Main Hall - raised over £1,200, and our last GoFundMe (2022) raised £800 towards the first phase of new wall art, installed in the English and Humanities departments in October 2023.

Our Grand Christmas Raffle 2019 raised £2020.46, making it our most successful fundraising event yet! 

From the FSA and the staff and students of Fitzharrys, thank you so much for your continued support and generosity.

 

Follow FSA on Social Media

The Fitzharrys School Association primarily uses a Facebook page for communicating all our latest news on fundraising aims, activities and events to the Fitzharrys communuity. FSA Instagram and Twitter accounts have also been set up, so follow us on social media to hear all about what the FSA is working on and help us share our fundraising goals!

The FSA 200 Club

The FSA 200 Club is a monthly lottery draw that is run by the Fitzharrys School Association (FSA) to raise money for Fitzharrys School, particularly for larger projects which will benefit the greatest number of students.

FSA 200 Club: Application Details

Application to join the FSA 200 Club lottery is possible at any time of the academic year. Anyone over the age of 18 can buy shares. Each share is sold at £5.00 per month, payable by Standing Order.

The size of the prize money awarded will depend on the number of shares sold, but if all 200 shares are sold, there will be 3 prizes each month of £250, £100 & £50. The total prize money will equate to 50% of the total monthly 200 Club income, with the other 50% going to the FSA towards current fundraising goals.

Please note: monthly prizes will be reduced proportionately and in line with the percentages indicated when the total number of shares sold is fewer than 200. When the total number of shares sold is less than 100, prize money will be split into two prizes only. First prize will be 30% of the 200 Club monthly income, and second prize will be 20%. This still equates to 50% of the total monthly 200 Club income.

Please read our FSA 200 Club Application for more information.

FSA 200 Club Application 

Thank you for your wonderful support.

FSA 200 Club Winning Numbers
MONTHLY DRAW

First Prize Winner

Second Prize Winner

Third Prize

FEBRUARY 2024

26

86

-

JANUARY 2024

79

64

-

DECEMBER 2023

09

82

-

NOVEMBER 2023

45

43

-

OCTOBER 2023

40

50

-

SEPTEMBER 2023

20

66

-

AUGUST 2023

02

33

-

JULY 2023

51

60

-

JUNE 2023

06

68

-

MAY 2023

18

51

-

APRIL 2023

43

65

-

MARCH 2023

25

22

-

FEBRUARY 2023

55

34

-

JANUARY 2023

57

32

-

DECEMBER 2022

36

61

-

NOVEMBER 2022

20

58

-

OCTOBER 2022

09

55

-

SEPTEMBER 2022

46

37

-

AUGUST 2022

23

34

-

JULY 2022

25

60

-

JUNE 2022

01

14

-

MAY 2022

61

33

-

APRIL 2022

02

51

-

MARCH 2022

45

59

-

FEBRUARY 2022

56

49

-

JANUARY 2022

47

43

-

DECEMBER 2021

21

40

-

NOVEMBER 2021

60

58

-

OCTOBER 2021

28

26

-

SEPTEMBER 2021

02

22

-

AUGUST 2021

25

34

-

JULY 2021

45

09

-

JUNE 2021

15

23

-

MAY 2021

43

18

-

APRIL 2021

29

33

-

MARCH 2021

05

53

-

FEBRUARY 2021

24

28

-

JANUARY 2021

34

02

-

DECEMBER 2020

38

23

-

NOVEMBER 2020

36

34

-

OCTOBER 2020

39

42

-

SEPTEMBER 2020

38

11

-