FONDS is our lively Parent-Teacher Association at Newlands School.

Our prime purpose is to support and enhance the education of all the children by providing the “extras” the school budget cannot afford. We raise funds through events such as Christmas and Summer Fayres, discos, cake sales, sponsored events and theatre outings.

Our aim is to spend the funds as we raise the money.

We have an active committee and always welcome new members.  In addition, volunteers are always appreciated for setting up, clearing away and helping at events.  If you have a couple of hours to spare you will be made very welcome.

New ideas for fundraising are also welcome – we have a red post box in the School atrium for any comments you may wish to make.

We send out newsletters to advertise our events and celebrate our successes. Look out for these coming home via the school TXTRound email system.

We hold an annual AGM at the start of the Autumn term.  All parents are encouraged to attend to see how the money we have rasied has been spent, and to offer ideas of how we can improve.  It is important that our activities reflect the needs and expectations of our families.  We are always hoping that our enthusiasm will be catching and prompt you to become a committee member!

Should you want to find out more information then please do speak to any of our members, or contact us via

Our current committee are led by the following parents:

Chair              Jayne Cox

Treasurer      Rebecca Ashley

Secretary      Michelle Brown

As well as our FONDS members, we are supported by our Friends of FONDS, parent who cannot usually make meetings but like to be kept informed of the work we are doing via email, and then offer their help when they can.  Please contact if you would like to become part of this group