Category Archives: Friends

Jul 4 2016

School Fair 2016 »

Thank you to all of the Friends of St Oswald’s School and staff for arranging our school fair.  Thank you to EVERYONE who attended.  The total raised is £995.39.

Posted by: Ms Wilson Categories: Friends, School Events

Mar 1 2013

Park Survey »

Following Mrs Harrison’s email about the park, please click below for
more details from the Friends and an opportunity to complete an online survey.

This is chance for parents and pupils to contribute their views and
ideas to the proposals for the park. There is a survey for parents and
seperate one for children.

Parents –

Pupils –

Please complete the survey by Friday 8th March 2013.

Thank you for your help.

Posted by: Ms Wilson Categories: Friends

Jul 19 2012

Fundraising Website (Friends) »

Hi, here is a quick update on It is an easy online fund raising place for most (if not all) of your online purchases. So far, it is quick and easy to register and use, which makes it very exciting.

“How it works- helps charities, schools, sports clubs, community groups, and other good causes to raise money when their supporters shop online. So far we’ve raised over £3 million for causes throughout the UK. It works in a similar way to nectar, but instead of earning points when you shop, you raise a donation for your cause instead. It’s as simple as that!”

The registered ‘retailers’ will donate x% per purchase to a ‘cause’, in our case we are registered as The Friends of St Oswald`s C E School – Durham. To use it, you need to individually register and importantly add The Friends of St Oswald`s C E School – Durham to your account and then use it to shop online as you would for example Sainsburys, Tescos, John Lewis, Amazon etc. There are a lot of retailers!
Once we reach £15, School will receive a monthly cheque. After informally trying it out over a couple of months, two or three of us have already totted up £7.50.

“You can shop with over 2,000 well known stores and each will donate up to 15% of what you spend. For example, John Lewis will donate 2.5%, Amazon 2.5%, The Body Shop 10%, some insurance retailers will even donate up to £30 simply for taking out a policy with them!”

Any questions please ask

Nicola van den Bremer-Hornsby

(as of September- Yfke class 3, Isadora and Amke reception)

or via The Friends Facebook group- Friends of St Oswald’s

Posted by: Ms Wilson Categories: Friends

May 23 2012

Friends of St Oswald's on Facebook »

The Friends Facebook group is now live – please join us!

Intended as an additional means of informal communication between parents and other (adults) with a link to the school, we hope it will enhance the community associated with the school by helping to you to make contact with a wider group, share ideas and provide mutual support.

All parents / staff and other over 18’s with a link to the school are welcome and must adhere to the guidelines on the site (click here to view these).

To join, you must have a Facebook profile, then simply search for ‘Friends of St Oswald’s’ and send a request to join the group or click here.

Posted by: Ms Wilson Categories: Friends

May 18 2012

Friends of the School »

Please see the Friends’ page for the latest newsletter and minutes of the latest meeting.

Posted by: Ms Wilson Categories: Friends

Mar 28 2012

Easter Hats »

Well done to everyone who made Easter hats for the Friends competition.  Photographs of the winners are below:

Class 1

Class 2

Class 3



Posted by: Ms Wilson Categories: Class 1, Class 2, Class 3, Friends, Nursery, School Events, Sunshine Club

Mar 5 2012

Online Uniform Ordering »

The Friends have launched an online uniform ordering service at

Posted by: Ms Wilson Categories: Friends

Feb 27 2012

Minutes of Friends Meeting (January) »

Please find the minutes of the most recent Friends meeting on the Friends page (click here).

Posted by: Ms Wilson Categories: Friends

Dec 9 2011

Christmas Fair »

Our Christmas fair is on Sunday 11th December 2011 between 12 and 2pm.

Here is a sneak preview of Santa’s grotto.

Posted by: Ms Wilson Categories: Friends, School Events

Nov 4 2011

New Netbooks »

The nursery children have had a fantastic time using the new netbooks this afternoon.  They have been using paint programs to draw pictures and have been problem solving with Charlie Chimp.  Thank you to all of the parents and friends who have contributed money to the Friends of the School’s fundraising events.

photo of netbooks

Posted by: Ms Wilson Categories: Friends, Nursery