The Friends of Beechwood provide an active and enthusiastic support for the school, arranging several fund-raising and social events each year.
Not only this the Friends of Beechwood also acts as an important channel of communication by providing a class representative for every class in the school. These representatives can bring any concerns, queries or opinions of parents to regular meetings with the Headmistress.
FOB Contact Details
Please feel free to contact us at any time: Joanne Paine, Chair, email@example.com
Most FOB meetings for this academic year will be held at 7pm in the Parlour. Drinks and nibbles will be served from 6.45pm. Most dates will be published in the School Diary sent out before each term to parents, but some may be added or altered depending on parent availability. Some additional, shorter meetings may take place at 8.45am and these will be advertised via ParentMail.
Beechwood Fireworks Display 8th November 2019 from 6pm – 7.30pm
The Cultural Showcase – Auditorium Thursday 28th November from 6pm
Prep Beechwood Bop Friday 6th December 3.45pm
Meet Father Christmas and Children’s Xmas Shopping stalls Date 5th December
Ice Skating at the Tunbridge Wells Ice Rink – exclusive booking for Beechwood School Friday 13th December pm
Committee and Class Reps
All parents of pupils in the school are automatically members of the Friends of Beechwood, a subscription being charged with each termly account. At the Annual General Meeting of the Association a committee is elected from which a Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Treasurer and Secretary are chosen. The committee for this year (2019/20) is yet to be completed, with 2 FoB members stepping down after excellent contributions to events and fund-raising. The school is always interested to hear from parents that wish to contribute in any way possible. Even if it is for one event, or a couple of meetings each year, your contributions are warmly welcomed.
|School Contact||Paul Kershaw – Deputy Head|
The FOB Stationery Store will be open in the Prep Hall on Thursdays between 8.00am – 8.30am every Week A.
It will continue to open in Mater Square every Wednesday between 8.00am – 8.30am.
The Stationery Store will once again be offering stationery packs for the start of school in September at a cost of £12.00. This year packs are tailored for both prep and senior school (see below PDF for list of contents).
Please include your child’s form, if known, and specify if left or right handed scissors are needed. Packs will be distributed on the first day of term. Payment can be made by cash or cheque to Beechwood Parents’ Association. Please place in an envelope with your child’s name on and place into the FOB BOX outside the school office during the first week of term in September. Thank you for your support.
Nearly New Uniform Shop
The nearly New Uniform Shop is now located at Beechwood, under the Auditorium, accessed from the rear of the main building. The shop opens twice a term, or by appointment. You can contact the shop on firstname.lastname@example.org
The shop is run on a voluntary basis by Debbie Vandeverre and all items are on a donation basis only.
FOB Expenses Claim Form
When claiming expenses for a Beechwood FOB event, please collect a copy from Mrs Ros Couldwell, School Secretary in the school office. All expenses need to be submitted within 1 month of the event and payment is by BACs and can only be issued once an expense form has been completed and submitted to the committee along with receipts – Thank you.
In recent years, the Friends of Beechwood have raised funds for a variety of projects benefiting the Preparatory and Senior Schools. Some examples are in providing lighting equipment for Performing Arts, a trampoline, playground equipment, black out blinds, supporting the provision of interactive whiteboards throughout the school, gazebos and a new projector for the auditorium. A new electric baby grand piano is in the process of being purchased for the Chapel.
Fireworks Night – November 2019
The ever popular Beechwood Fireworks night was a very cosy atmosphere with the glow sticks, hot chocolate, doughnuts and popcorn all under one marquee, alongside the wine and pulled pork tents. It was a rain free evening which enabled the children to enjoy their glow sticks in the dark and Phoenix Fireworks yet again gave us all a spectacular show. Thank you to everyone who organised and helped at the event.
Beechwood Bop – Friday 2nd February 2018
Nursery and KS1 had a fabulous time playing games and dancing with Andy from ‘Simply Unique Entertainment’. The Prep hall was full of bubbles, balloons and bouncing bodies! Once their time was up KS2 burst through the doors and took to the dance floor, where games of a more competitive nature were thoroughly enjoyed.
With flashing rings, necklaces and foam sticks along with crisps, chocolate and plenty of squash the afternoon flew by and Andy was a huge success.