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Announcements  

Thur 28 Sept (no pupils to attend)
- School Development Day

Mon 30 Oct – Fri 3 Nov (inc)
- Half-Term (Hallowe’en)

Tue 7 Nov (no pupils to attend)
- School Development Day

Wed 20 Dec (12.20 pm finish)
- Last day of Christmas Term

Thur 21 Dec – Tue 2 Jan (inc)
- Christmas Holidays


 Friends of Belfast High School
   
Since our formation in 1987, the Friends have raised tens of thousands of pounds for the School. This money has helped provide additional equipment for the School eg minibus, computers and stage equipment. Each year there are various fund-raising events. After our AGM in September/October we meet every couple of months (or as required) to arrange events and are always keen to hear about new ways to raise funds. Like most Parent-Teacher Associations we have a two-fold mission: 

• To raise badly needed funds for the School and
• To encourage parents and friends to enjoy themselves at the same time

It can be hard work but it can also be great fun – it very much depends on how much you are prepared to put in! We in the Friends are very proud of ‘our’ school and we often get an opportunity to show our pride during the year at Open Nights etc.

Over the past few years we have:

• Supported the School’s successful bid for Specialist Language Status by committing a substantial sum (£8,000) to the School’s bid;
• Provided the funds to procure and install a plasma screen for the foyer;
• Part-funded the production of a promotional DVD for the School;
• Bought new table-tennis tables for the Table Tennis Club;
• Bought livery for the School Equestrian Team
• Assisting at school events such as Open Nights

In December 2011 the Friends presented a cheque for £20,000 to the School towards the purchase of a new school minibus.

Please come along and support us at our events or join us on the Committee – new members are always welcome!  For further information please contact the Chairman, Christine Ringland, at the School on 02890 864431.

Mrs Christine Ringland, Chairman
Mrs Barbara Lancaster, Vice-Chairman
Mrs Caroline Crawford, Treasurer
Mrs Paula Creighton/Mr Ross Ewart, Secretary