The Friends of St. John’s Beaumont (FSJB) is the parents association of the school and our primary objective is to raise funds for the school’s charities. Throughout the year, events and charitable initiatives embrace the school community, encouraging the boys and their families to be part of the school’s efforts to improve the lives of others.
The committee is made up of volunteer parents representing year groups throughout the school. Each member has individual responsibilities, based on previous or current career experience and has represented their year group as a former class parent. The current Friends of St. John’s are:
|Olena Meshcheryakova||Joint Treasurer|
|Reena Woolf||Joint Treasurer|
|Deborah Papadopoulou||General Support|
|Harpal Keila||Nearly New Uniform Shop|
|Kiran Hayer||General Support|
|Kitty Nicholls||Nearly New Uniform Shop|
|Lydene Bobs||General Support|
|Navi Brar-Gill||Class Rep Liaison|
|Yelda Hansen||General Support/Bake Sales|
Each fundraising initiative encourages boys and their families to get involved. Mindfulness is a significant part of the school’s pastoral care and taking the time to support charity events enables the boys to bring it to life. In normal times termly bake sales and school discos encourage friendships amongst both students and parents and are supported by annual events including the Christmas Ball, summer fair and the entrepreneurial Giving Tree which challenges boys to initiate their own charitable events with surprising and successful results!
Charities are reviewed on an annual basis and whilst some remain constant others change yearly. Any family or teacher wishing to nominate a charity to become one of the schools chosen charities can do so via the Friends of St. John’s. Each nomination is discussed prior to the start of each academic year with Mr Delaney and charities are announced early in each academic year.
The FSJB team are working very closely with the school community to identify a ‘new normal’ way of supporting selected charities given that our opportunities to raise funds are limited due to social distancing. We have some ideas bubbling away though and very shortly will be sharing comms on how you can be part of the charity selection process for the coming term
St John's Beaumont School is proud to be supporting OHOB (Open Hearts Open Borders) charity during Michaelmas term, 2020, when we will be hosting several fundraising events to support this incredible charity.