The most recent committee meeting was held held via Zoom on Tuesday 10th November.
During 2020/2021 the meetings will be held virtually, via Zoom, due to current Covid-19 restrictions. We usually aim to hold committee meetings twice a term.
Please check back here for details of the next meeting.
Events and activities programme 2020/2021
Well done to all the children who took part in the half term pumpkin craft competition.
The creativity was brilliant. We were pleased to have a first, second and third place with chocolate prizes awarded. Thank you everyone who posted their entries.
In the second half of the term, leading up to Christmas, we have the following fundraisers.
As part of the Christmas Enterprise Market, we will be selling school calendars. You can order these along with all the individual class products.
Parentkind Christmas Raffle
Instead of the usual Christmas raffle, which is drawn in school at the Christmas concerts, we are taking part in a raffle run by Parentkind (support organisation for school PTAs). Tickets start at £3. Information can be found by clicking the link further down the page.
The top prize is £5,000!
Every £3 spent on tickets will mean £1.50 for school.
You can continue to help from home while you do your Christmas shopping online, by buying via the Easy fundraising website and app.
There are so many ways to help raise funds, so we can put money towards projects to benefit the children at Ysgol Deiniol, as we head towards the new year in 2021.
A big thank you to everyone who has supported our events.
We are delighted to have raised nearly £500 through the autumn raffle, Halloween sweetie hands and village pumpkin trail.
Regular events and fundraising projects organised by Friends of Deiniol
- Easter Bingo
- Summer Fair
- Tuck shops
- Film nights
- Tea and Coffee stalls
(newer events we have tried)
- Fashion Show
- Family Quiz
- School calendar
- School teatowels
- Christmas cards and gifts
Other ways we raise funds
In addition to running events such as discos, the summer fair and bingo, we raise funds through the easy fundraising website and app and collect unwanted clothes through the Dragon Bags clothes recycling scheme.
How you can help
Dragon Bags clothes recycling scheme
If you have any clothes; children’s and adults’, that you no longer need, you can drop them off at the school office. Clothes are collected in a box, which is taken away by the company when full. It is weighed and we receive a donation.
See below for the website address
You can help raise funds at no extra cost. When you shop via the easyfundraising website or app, with over 4,100 of your favourite retailers, including John Lewis & Partners, eBay, Amazon and many more, you will raise FREE donations for the school. If you are not already registered, please visit our easyfundraising page using the link below.
A little bit about the Friends of Deiniol
In September 2018 with the start of the new academic year we had new names to learn and new friends to meet. The Parent and Teacher Association (PTA) decided that it was time to refresh their name and so we changed it to ‘Friends of Deiniol’ (as it has been previously known).
We are constantly on the lookout for new helpers and ideas and we felt that this rebranding would encourage lots of new people to get involved with raising much needed funds for our school.
We hope to include as many people from our school community as possible: mums, dads, grandparents, older siblings…..anybody who has an interest in raising funds and supporting Ysgol Deiniol.
In the past three years we have raised over £6,000, helped to paint the school play areas, tidied up the yard, installed two willow domes, a pebble path, created a bottle top mosaic and run lots of exciting events, as well as helping out within the school. Going forward, any assistance you can give, no matter how small, would be most welcome, so we can do more of the same in future years.
Our informal committee meetings are held once or twice a term and attendance is not compulsory. If you have any free time to spare, drop us an email at school, phone us up or even have a chat with Mr Baugh on the yard, in the morning, to find out what it’s all about.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
The current committee are:
Chair / Co-ordinator - Vicky Woodhouse
Secretary - Jody Lloyd
Treasurer - Emma Darlington
Mrs C. Arrowsmith (Teacher)
Mr K. Baugh (Head Teacher)
We are always looking for new people to help with the work of the Friends of Deiniol. You can join the committee at any time or take on one of the main roles (Chair, Secretary, Treasurer) when these positions are voted on at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) each September. If you have less time to spare, you could give your time and expertise in other ways:
There are so many ways to get involved.
All our events are run voluntarily and we would not be able to put them on without help. It is a fantastic way to become more involved in your child's school and meet new people. We are all busy people and any help you are able to give is very much as you can, when you can. Anyone interested in helping out is welcome to chat to any of the committee members (catch one of us on the yard!), drop in at the school office or send an email to email@example.com.
Just before the end of the Summer term 2019, we completed the recycled plastic bottle top mosaic, which has pride of place on the container on the Infant yard. It looks amazing from the road and provides a splash of colour to the outdoor area. Many thanks to all involved who brought in tops, helped stick them on and finally helped put it up on the container.
If you'd like to get more involved with the Friends of Deiniol or have an enquiry or ideas for fundraising, please fill in the form below. Thank you.
Projects funded by Friends of Deiniol
- Wooden pirate ship for the Foundation Phase yard
- Educational resources
- Theatre workshop
- Author visit and workshop
- First News subscription
- Storage units
- Paint and spring flower bulbs for the Yard Improvement Project
- Willow domes for the yard and field
- Pebbles, fencing, edging, weed membrane and bark chippings for the Pebble Path Project
- Donations towards buses for school trips
- Recycled bottle top mosaic
- Year 6 leavers parties
- Sports Equipment
- Choir bus for Young Voices concerts
- Raised planters for the Year 2 outside area
- Junior Yard climbing wall
- Subscription for Times Table Rockstars
- Virtual reality workshop for Junior classes
All the above are the extras which cannot be funded by school. Every penny we raise goes towards helping our children.