Friends

Welcome to The Friends of Hillside Avenue

The Friends of Hillside Avenue (The Friends) aim to support the work of Hillside Avenue Primary and Nursery School in Thorpe St Andrew, Norwich and to foster good relationships between all individuals and bodies connected with the school. The Friends arrange events, raise funds and support the school in many other ways and our website helps us to promote those activities.

Fundraising

The Friends organise many fundraising events throughout the year. We are involved in a variety of ways from supplying school uniform, organising the Summer Fete and the Christmas Fayre and running the photograph sessions. Whether the events are in school time or out of hours, the staff and committee do this on a voluntary basis. Together with the parents and carers that join in these events they help raise vital funds for the school whilst offering additional activities for the children, parents and carers.

The money raised is used for many things including funding classroom play equipment for wet playtimes, sports equipment, contribution towards school trips and books. In 2012 we made a significant contribution towards the refurbishment of the boys toilet block and more recently helped the school to help fund refurbishment of the school library.

NCPTA Membership


The Friends of Hillside are members of the NCPTA, they provide a full range of support services from fundraising ideas to Health & Safety guidance. In association with this organisation is PTALocal which brings you some great vouchers for top visitor attractions, holidays and other venues. Registration is required

The Friends Website

The Friends of Hillside website is maintained by the Friends Association. The site contains information on the different things we do and you will find dates and copies of letters we issue, we hope you find this a useful addition to the services the school offers.

www.hillsideavenue.org/friends/

If you want to know more about the committee and its roles click here

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Fundraising News

Other ways to support the school include:

Yellow Moon
For great craft and educational toys. Visit them online at www.yellowmoon.org.uk remember to use our source code SHI1246 to earn us commission.

Spree Book
The spree book is full of fantastic voucher codes, these can be bought from the office. Visit www.spreebook.com for extra cards and new vouchers.