FOSNS (Friends of St Nicholas’ Primary School) supports our school with fundraising and community-building activities. All parents/carers of pupils at St Nick’s and our teachers are automatically members of FOSNS and everyone is encouraged to join in and help contribute towards the wellbeing of children at the school.
A FOSNS Committee is elected every year and holds meetings on a regular basis with everyone welcome to attend. FOSNS meetings and events are advertised via Parentmail.
Upcoming Events & Activities
Around the World in 80 Days – how far can the St Nick’s community make it on foot, bike or scooter in 80 days? Log your mileage here and help us raise money for outdoor play equipment by sponsoring this challenge
Strawberry Sale (with strawberries from Rectory Farm) – to celebrate the end of our “Around the World in 80 Days” fitness challenge. Friday 8 July, straight after school, KS1 playground
International Evening – a school-led event celebrating our rich international diversity at St Nick’s. Thursday 22 September, 5.30-7pm
Community Scarecrow Festival – our scarecrow festival is back for a second year by popular demand. Complete this link if you’d like to create a scarecrow. Maps will be available to buy (£1 each) in the week before the festival (from school or from Costcutters in Marston). We also looking for 25 families to host a Finders Keepers promotional board for this event. Further information here. Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 September, 9.30am-6pm
Autumn Fair – this is our biggest fundraiser of the year so we’d love as many helpers and visitors as possible! Saturday 8 October, 12-3pm
Book at Bedtime and the FOSNS AGM (Annual General Meeting) – do come along to hear more about FOSNS, give your feedback and put forward your ideas for events and activities, whilst your children read in their pyjamas with their teachers! Tuesday 18 October, 6pm
Winter Bazaar – come and join in the festive fun at this fast and furious fundraising event which takes place straight after school. Friday 2 December, straight after school, KS1 playground
Family Panto Trip – every year, we buy bulk tickets for the pantomime in Oxford and St Nick’s families take over the stalls. Thursday 8 December, evening
Fundraising greetings cards – we are going to do fundraising greetings cards again this year. The message inside the cards can be customised to fit any celebration so please have a chat to your child/ren about what sort of design would work best for your cards, if you’d like to buy some. The cards will be delivered mid-December
Raise money throughout the year from the comfort of your own home with the following fundraising initiatives:
- easyfundrasing.org.uk Raise funds for the school when you make online purchases, at no extra cost to you! See what it’s all about in this short video and use our charity number (1129730) to sign up
- St Nick’s School Lottery. We started an online lottery in June 2021 to raise funds for the outside areas of the school. For every £1 you play, 40p will come straight to our school whilst you have the chance of winning our weekly St Nick’s cash prize and even the national jackpot of £25,000! Players must be 16 or over and UK residents. Please gamble responsibly
- Name Labels for uniform and school supplies. We have fundraising agreements set up with the following suppliers: www.mynametags.com (quote 67860 on your order) and www.easy2name.com (quote FR-FRIENDS-35 on your order)
To get involved, make suggestions or find out more please email us. We’d love to have your support!