The Friends of Stanley Bay School (FOSB) is a group of parents who volunteer their time to organise 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.

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 out as and when they can or lead one-off events.

Our Objectives
This year our fundraising target is $50,000 to support the school budget and enhance the education and well being of our students.  We aim to 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 
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).

Events planned for 2019

  • Bowling night at Stanley Bay Bowling Club (term 1)
  • Kids school discos (terms 2 & 4)
  • Family movie afternoon at The Vic Cinema (term 2)
  • Welcoming new parents to the school
  • Regular sausage sizzles and pie days at school lunchtimes (every term)
  • Quiz and Auction night (term 3)
  • 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 have 100 left to go.  For more information about this fantastic fundraising initiative or to purchase one, visit www.devonportvillagecookbook.co.nz

2019 FOSB 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, 8 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 (and children at school) 
Chair:  Kelly Seaburg                        Quin, Dane, Milly
Treasurer:  Andy Abraham            Otto, Milo
Member:  Liz Cannon                      Harry & Charlie Brown
Member:  Rachel Rohloff                Luke & Hazel Wilson
Member:  Catherine McNellan      Max & Roman Garland
Member:  Mika Wilson                    Ryoma, Ema & Toma
Member:  Victoria Stephens            Sam & Stella
Member: Emma Bartlett                 Nina Craighead
Teacher reps:  Lucy Naylor and Rachel MacDonnell
Board reps:  Tim Chapman and Chris Wilson

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