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Welcome to the Friends of Deiniol section of our website.  Please scroll through for more details on what we do, how you can be involved and the fundraising projects and events we normally organise.

(logo designed by Year 1 pupil in 2018)

Latest News and Information

 

The date, time and location of the next committee meeting is tbc.  Please check back here or look out for details on the facebook group.

 

Fundraising events and activities 

Events and activities 2022/2023

 

Thank you to everyone who supported our fundraising events.  We were able to raise lots of money for school and contribute to a number of projects.  It was great to see the return of our big events such as the Easter Bingo and Summer Fair.  

 

Events and activities 2023/2024

Friday 15th March

Non-uniform day to donate prizes for the Easter Bingo

 

 

Thursday 21st March

6pm (eyes down 6.30pm)

Easter Chocolate Bingo

 

Wednesday 15th May

3.30pm - 6pm

History event

An open evening for pupils, parents and friends of the school, past and present.  Refreshments available.

 

Usual events and fundraising projects organised by Friends of Deiniol

 

Over the years we have been able to raise funds at bingo evenings, Summer Fairs, tuck shops, film nights, raffles, tea and coffee stalls, discos, fashion night, family quiz night, non-uniform days, Christmas cards, school tea towel, school calendar and cookbook.

 

 

Other ways we raise funds

 

In addition to running events and fundraising activities, we raise funds through the easyfundraising website and app,  collect unwanted clothes through the Dragon Bags clothes recycling scheme and now we have our own school lottery!

 

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

 

Easy fundraising

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.

 

School Lottery

This lottery has been set up specifically to raise money and make a difference for our children!

It's a fantastic way to bring Parents, Carers, Teachers and the wider community together, in partnership with our school, and at the same time give something back. We hope to raise funds that can support and enrich the education of our children - we aim to provide extra resources for the children, improve the school environment as well as run extracurricular activities such as music, art and sport.

Tickets are just £1

For every ticket you play, 74.2% goes to our school and prizes

Match all 6 numbers and you win the jackpot of £25,000

Your support is greatly appreciated and we wish you good luck!

To buy tickets, click on the following link:

Support Ysgol Deiniol CP when you play Your School Lottery - Your School Lottery

 

 

 

We will continue to collect pre-loved school uniform so we can run future  second-hand uniform swap shops

 

Getting involved

 

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 / Co-ordinator, 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:

 

  • Help out at any events we run
  • Source raffle prizes
  • Make items to sell (cakes are always popular!)
  • Design and distribute posters
  • Update the website and Facebook pages
  • Help with external funding sources
  • Count money
  • Put forward ideas for fundraising
  • Help out at yard tidy days

 

There are so many ways to get involved.

 

Any events we have are run voluntarily and we couldn't 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 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 by the school gate!), drop in at the school office or send an email to friendsofdeiniol@gmail.com 

Committee Meetings

 

Committee meetings are usually held twice a term.  We normally have a mix of meetings taking place after school and in the evening.

All are very welcome.

Next meeting

TBC

 

Previous meeting minutes and information

Committee

 

The current committee are:

 

Chair / Co-ordinator: Helen Smith-Jones / Rhian Morris

Secretary: Laurel Smith

Treasurer: Vanessa O'Keefe

Vicky Woodhouse

Anna Briscoe

Harriet Clarke 

Alice Woodfine

Rebecca White

Elly Shute

 

Mr K. Baugh (Head Teacher)

Mrs C. Arrowsmith (Year 5/6 Teacher)

 

What are we all about?

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.

Getting in touch

Email us on friendsofdeiniol@gmail.com

Phone school on main number (see main contact page)

Message us on Facebook (search for Friends of Deiniol)

Chat to one of the committee members or Mr Baugh

Call in at main school office

 

A little bit about the Friends of Deiniol

 

It was in September 2018 when the Parent Teacher Association (PTA) changed its name to 'Friends of Deiniol' (FoD).  We felt that this rebranding would encourage lots of new people to get involved with raising much needed funds for our school.

 

We are constantly on the lookout for new helpers and 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.

 

Over the years we have raised lots of money for school as well as helping out with yard painting, flower bulb planting, creating willow domes and making a bottle top mosaic.  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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Projects funded by Friends of Deiniol

 

- Wooden pirate ship for the Foundation Phase yard

- Educational resources

- Books

- Theatre workshop

- Author visit and workshop

- First News subscription

- Storage units

- Laptops

- Paint and spring flower bulbs for the Yard Improvement Project

- Three willow domes for the yard and field

- Pebbles and materials 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

- Storage shed for play equipment

- New games, daily mile and netball court markings on the yard

 

All the above are the extras which cannot be funded by school.  Every penny we raise goes towards helping our children. 

 

Latest news from Friends of Deiniol

 

Willow domes and the yard

 

We now have three willow domes in the playground and on the field.  These continue to bulk out and provide welcome shady spaces during warmer months.  The latest (and largest) dome can also be used as a small outdoor learning space.  This dome was partly funded with money raised by parents and carers through the easyfundraising website.  A group of parents try to give the domes regular 'haircuts' and keep them in check. 

 

Please check back here for any more news as it happens.

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How the school yards have been improved

 

 

 

 

Update to bottle top mosaic

After having had our recycled bottle top mosaic for 5 years, sadly lots of the bottle tops had fallen off, so we took the decision to take it down and now.....

we have a brilliant graffiti artwork in it's place.  Thank you to the artist and the pupils who helped create it.  What a colourful addition to our yard.

The journey of the recycled plastic bottle top mosaic

Some of the results from our previous playground project days

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