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The Friends of Stanley Bay School (FOSB) is a group of parents who volunteer their time to run events that build school and community spirit as well as raising vital funds for our great school. The school relies on these funds for a number of areas of school improvement as agreed by the Board of Trustees - including increased teaching resource, teacher aides, professional development for the teachers and classroom equipment.  Despite careful budgeting for 2020 a budget deficit is again projected. This makes fundraising vitally important in continuing to provide the level of levels of education our children deserve.

Our Objectives
We raise funds annually to support the school budget and enhance the education and well being of our students. We plan and deliver social activities and events for the purpose of:

  • fundraising
  • building strong relationships and a positive sense of belonging within our school community
  • promoting and increasing our school’s profile in the wider community

We need your help 

We function as a sub-committee of the Board of Trustees with several parents who meet monthly, supported by a wider group of parents who help as and when they can or lead one-off events. Everyone is welcome to help and/or join in, be it as an ad-hoc volunteer or committee member.  If you are interested or want to know more, we would love to chat to you.  Please contact Kelly Seaburg (FOSB@stanleybay.school.nz or 021 501 651).

2020 Events

  • Bowling night at Stanley Bay Bowling Club (term 1)
  • Kids school discos (term 2)
  • Welcoming new parents to the school
  • Regular sausage sizzles at school lunchtimes
  • Knowledge-athon (term 3)
  • Summer Festival (term 4)
  • Devonport Christmas Parade (term 4)

Devonport Village Cookbook
The 2017 team designed, created, published and marketed the Devonport Village Cookbook. 1,400 cookbooks have been sold and we only have a few left to go.  You can buy your copy on Kindo. For more information about this fantastic fundraising initiative visit www.devonportvillagecookbook.co.nz

2020 Meetings
We welcome all parents/carers/family, teachers and staff to our team meetings, which are held monthly on Wednesday evenings.  Please get in touch if you would like to come along.  The next meeting dates are: 13 February, 20 March, 10 April, 22 May, 12 June, 31 July, 4 September, 23 October and 20 November.  Meeting notes are available on request from FOSB@stanleybay.school.nz

The Friends of Stanley Bay Committee  

Kelly Seaburg (Chair), Emma Bartlett, Victoria Stephens, Andy Abraham (Treasurer), Nicole Gunn, Vanessa Biddles, Emma Lynskey, Hannah Tunnicliffe, Laura Scarlett, Jacqui Gore, Lucy Naylor (Principal) and Rachel McDonnell (Staff Rep).

Sponsorship
Thank you to our sponsors for supporting our wonderful school.