What is the Friends of Bishop Gilpin?
FOBG is our School PTA. Every parent/carer automatically becomes a member of FOBG when their child joins the School or Nursery. FOBG also involves the wider Bishop Gilpin community such as ex-pupils and ex-staff, the churches linked to the school, local businesses and anyone else who wants to be a friend of the school.
I am new to the School and am a bit nervous about getting involved
Don't worry! The FOBG is a great way of meeting parents and making friends and making a real contribution to your child's school at the same time. The success of FOBG events is purely down to the fact that people like you either get involved directly, attend our events, or use FOBG services such as the Second-hand Uniform sales or bake sales.
How do I get involved?
Come to one of our meetings, which are held on the second Tuesday of each half term at 8pm in the Staff Room, and are listed on the Parental Calendar which is circulated via book bags and ParentMail. Alternatively, you can drop a note in the FOBG box in the welcome area or contact one of the Committee. The important thing with FOBG is that no-one expects you to be an expert on anything or to commit enormous amounts of time - anything you can do will make a difference.
How does a typical event come about and how do you make things happen?
Ideas are discussed at the half termly Committee meetings and everyone present has a chance to voice their opinion. The Committee then votes on whether or not an idea should be taken forward. For the School Fairs each class is allocated a stall via the Class Reps and a couple of meetings are held in the run up to the Fair to help everyone with planning.
How do I find out whats going on?
Keep an eye on this website and look out for any FOBG related ParentMail messages. You may also want to join our Facebook group and check the school gates for any advertising posters. Your Class Rep will also keep you updated with what's going on.
Bibi Boas Bondesen
All parents, governors and staff are automatically members of The Friends of Bishop Gilpin (FOBG). FOBG fundraises to buy things that the school budget cannot afford. The Committee meets twice a term to decide on fundraising activities and also on how to spend the money raised. All parents are welcome to come along to meetings. Please come back and visit the website for up-to-date info on our events and fundraising.
FOBG, Lake Road, Wimbledon, London, SW19 7EP
Registered with the Charity Commission as 1060709
2017 - 2020 FOBG
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