FOSCA - PTA

Friends of St Columb Major Academy (FOSCA) welcome you
The Friends of St Columb Major Academy (FOSCA) is a parent led voluntary group which helps to raise funds for the school, organising events which bring the school, the parents, and the community closer together.  
 
We are currently fundraising for a new outdoor learning and play project which will benefit the whole school. Our fundraising goal is £5,000.
MEET THE TEAM:
Mrs Kim Milnes-Barker
Mrs Julie Elkins
Mrs Gemma Springett
Mrs Kim Chappell
Mrs Claire Thompson
Mrs Jennie Mitchell
Mrs Amelia Commons
Mrs Debbie Tamblin
Mrs Laura Draper

WHAT DOES FOSCA DO? 

FOSCA has 3 main objectives: 

  • Develop more extended relationships between staff, parents, pupils, and others associated with our school. 

  • Engage in activities and events which support and advance the education of our children. 

  • Assist in providing facilities or educational items for the school which cannot be funded by the school’s statutory finances, by hosting various fundraising events. 

 

HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED? 

Parents can get involved in lots of different ways: 

  • Volunteer to help at an event. 

  • Supporting us by attending an event. 

  • Sending in donations to sell at our Summer/Christmas Fayre, bake sales, bric-a-brac, tombola prizes, bottles etc. 

  • Pass on any ideas for fundraising projects. 

 

WHY JOIN FOSCA? 

Connect with other parents. 

Be the first to hear about upcoming events athe school. 

Have a voice in the activities and fundraising events that FOSCA supports. 

  • Learn how the pupils and teachers of St Columb Major Academy benefit from the work of FOSCA. 

  • Volunteer your time at school, or at home to make a difference in our school community. 

A lot of hard work goes into the FOSCA events from the idea stage right through to the day of the event.  The smiles on the children’s faces make all the effort worth it.  It really can be great fun helping with fundraising events!   

 

RECRUITMENT 

We depend on a continuous cycle of parent involvement to keep FOSCA going.  We are supported by our Head Teacher, Mrs Taylor, and the teaching staff, but we need your help!  Without your help we have no active FOSCA – WE REALLY NEED YOUR SUPPORT!  

Please contact FOSCA on fosca@kernowlearning.co.uk 

Currently we have only a handful of parents who volunteer their time to keep FOSCA going - we are keen to raise money to provide a better learning environment for all the children. 

(All volunteers would need to undertake a DBS check, as per the schools Safeguarding Policy, and undertake a Volunteers Induction). 

 

FUNDRAISING  

Our children are only at school for a relatively short time.  Summer/Christmas Fayres; Disco’s; Cinema nights; Bingo; Ice cream Friday, all these events will be remembered fondly by our children for a lifetime.  Help us create lasting memories for our children.  With your support we can make our children’s time at St Columb Major Academy even more fun!  

Previously FOSCA have funded iPadsplay equipment for EYFS children, Key Stage 2 playtime equipment, Year 6 leavers hoodies postage costs, football kit for sports matches, lego bricks, and a Christmas Pantomime show and much more. 

Previous FOSCA events:

SUPPORTING FOSCA 

One way you can help fundraise for FOSCA is through the following links. 

We are now registered with MyNametags and we, the school, could receive up to 24% of every order donated to our school. Please quote our unique school ID 50967 when placing an order.  

Choose St Columb Major Academy as your chosen cause and then the school will benefit from your purchases when you shop through this website. We already have 16 supporters!