Friends of St. Anselm’s (F.O.S.A.)
All parents are automatically members of the Friends of St. Anselm’s College.
The Friends exist to encourage, promote and foster active co-operation between the parents or legal guardians of pupils, the staff and others associated with the College. They strive to protect and further the interests of the College, its staff and pupils and to encourage activities benefiting the education and welfare of all pupils attending the College.
The Friends manage their affairs through a committee, for which members are elected each year at an Annual General Meeting held during the February meeting, to which all parents and legal guardians are invited.
In recent years the Friends have supported a number of projects, most recently, to install lighting for the stage and hall to improve facilities for dramatic productions and all Hall based College events, re-upholstery of items for the Chapel, the purchase of a mini bus, immersion trips to Sierra Leone, Rugby tours to Canada and Italy, students taking part in “RoboCup” in Singapore and trips to Lourdes. They have also carried out a total refurbishment of the College bar to improve the facilities for fund raising events. They are currently raising funds for a further mini bus.
The Friends launched their “500 club” in September 2011. Membership is £5.00 per month and half the income is returned to the members as prizes each month. The other half is used by FOSA to support and improve the College life for the students. The money raised is used to donate to the projects which FOSA supports including a percentage which is currently being donated to the Edmund Rice Trust to assist in the purchase and redevelopment of Outwood, the new 6th Form building for Years 12 and 13.
I would like to welcome you to the Friends and hope that you will take an active part by supporting the functions, joining the committee or offering assistance in any other way you can.
The meetings are held in Outwood in the College on the first Tuesday of each month at 6.30pm and all are welcome to attend.
The programme for the forthcoming year is as follows;
September 2013 Wine Tasting Evening
November/ December 2013 Christmas Raffle
December 2013 Annual Family Quiz night.
March 2014 Curry night
June/ July 2014 Summer BBQ/ Race Night.