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Friends of MHS

Welcome!

The Friends of Manor House School are a committee of parents and staff who organise social events and fundraising activities throughout the school year.  We are a registered charity and successfully raise funds for Manor House School and other charities within our local community.

If you wish to speak to a member of the Friends, you can contact Carla, our Chairperson, or Julia, at: friends@manorhouseschool.org

The ‘male face’ of the Friends is Mr Steve Haines. If you are a Dad, Step-dad or male partner and would like to be involved, please make contact with Steve at email: friendsdads@manorhouseschool.org

If you would like to get involved with the FOMHS, we would be delighted to hear from you. We are always on the look out for enthusiastic and supportive parents (with a good sense of humour!) For our latest social events, go to our events page.

Fundraising

Our events help us to raise funds for charity as well as for developments, equipment or other items required by Manor House School. Just a few of the most recent items that the FOMHS have funded are:

  • An Apple iMac Suite.
  • A Pirate Ship for the Prep School .
  • A special embroidery sewing machine for the Art & Textiles Department.
  • A commercial spot-light for School Productions.
  • A further set of childrens’ swings for the Prep girls and Lower Senior use.
  • A set of re-cycled benches in memory of the parent volunteers of the School Uniform Shop.
  • STEM Lego.

We have recently donated funds to two charities; Our Sanctuary, a community outreach service for men and women experiencing domestic abuse in Surrey and to the Oluti Mixed Secondary School in Kenya to help raise money for much needed water supplies.  Mrs Charles (who will be travelling to Africa in February 2019), is pictured above and is our school project representative. She received the cheque for £850.00 from Mr Hillier, Deputy Headteacher on behalf of the Friends.

We also provide donations towards end of year parties, school trips and the Year 11 Prom night.  Within each year group, there are one (sometimes two) Friends’ Coordinators.  The Friends’ Coordinators provide a link between parents and the Committee.  You will get to hear about all the social events being organised, and there will always be a coffee morning in the diary!

Friends of Manor House Birthday Book Scheme

The scheme encourages a donation of a book from parents to the library to celebrate their daughter’s birthday. Mrs Marriott, Library and Resources Manager, is delighted with the response and support she has received from the ‘Friends of Manor House’ where the idea originally came from. Every donated book has a special book plate in it with the child’s name and form and is put onto display. The books are then made available for others to borrow and read. The promotion of reading is so important and this scheme has shown that all types of books still have great appeal.  Although the scheme is optional, it is hoped that a steady flow of books will continue to arrive in the Library!

I hope to meet you soon.

With very best wishes,

Carla, Chair 2018-19
friends@manorhouseschool.org