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 spring term in February, to which all parents and legal guardians are invited.
In recent years the Friends have supported a number of projects, most recently, the purchase of two minibuses, immersion trips to Sierra Leone, Rugby tours to the USA and Canada, South Africa and Italy, students taking part in “Robocup” in Singapore and trips to Lourdes. They have also supplied lighting for the College Hall to improve facilities for drama productions and all Hall based College events and purchased furnishings for the Outwood chapel.
The Friends run a “500 club”, details of which will be circulated separately, with membership set at £5.00 per month. Half the income is returned to the members as prizes each month and half will be used by FOSA to support and improve the College life for the students. Prize money is currently set at £180 for first prize and £60 each for second and third, all three prizes are awarded each month.
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 on the first Tuesday of each month at 6.30 pm in the College and all are welcome to attend.