Friends of Ivy Chimneys School (FoICS)
We have recently launched a brand new website detailed with all the information about us, events and how to get invovled. www.foics.org
To find our more about the Friends of Ivy Chimenys School and the committee please click www.foics.org/about_us
To find out about our forthcoming events please click www.foics.org/events
To find out about our Lottery please visit www.foics.org/200_club
If you interested in getting involved or a buisness that would like to sponsor us then please visit www.foics.org/get_involved
The Friends of Ivy Chimneys School is the Parent Teacher Association (PTA) that forms a major part of school life. The PTA at our school is known as the Friends of Ivy Chimneys or the Friends or FoICS for short.
We have had a recognised Parent Body here since the school was built and received its first pupils. Many of the people, who were committee members previously, are still an integral part of the school today. Many of them still help us out in a number of ways today. A number of staff at the school whose children came here and who are now adults have also been an integral part of the FoICS. So you can see we are a very close-knit community with deep roots within the school.
We are fortunate at our school to have an active PTA that is and has been an integral part of the school community for many years. In its time the FoICS has raised thousands of pounds to support and enhance our children’s education journey.
The FoICS is about much more than simply fundraising. The FoICS exists to provide closer links between home and school and it is an excellent way to bring staff, parents and friends together socially in support of the school, working towards a common goal. It is fun too - just ask any of the Committee members or FoICS helpers.
All parents, carers, grandparents and family members are encouraged to get involved, even if they only have a small amount of time available. All families are automatically members of the team when their child joins our school.
The FoICS is extremely conscious of the ethos and diversity of our school, and we try very hard when organising and planning events to respect this. Not all of our events are run as fundraisers. We hold discos for the children and have arranged inflatable days during school time to give the children a good time and as a way of thanking families for their continued support for the FoICS.