FOWVIS events during the year
The Friends of Windlesham Village Infant School, organises fundraising as well as social events for both parents/carers and their children. The proceeds of these events are then donated to the school to improve equipment, technology, and play and learning spaces, as well as support other projects centred on maintaining the outstanding educational experiences our pupils have come to enjoy. Most of our events have historically been successful because of the overwhelming support of our parent body; whether it be donating goods and services or volunteering to organise and volunteer at an event.
For the most uptodate calendar of events please see the School Calendar
Below for an overview of our events.
New Starters Teddy Bear Picnic
The first event of the school year provides an opportunity for all children starting in Year R to come together and meet their new class. In good weather this event is held on the school field.
Cheese and Wine Evening
This social evening, which takes place in the school hall and runs parallel to the Year Group meetings, provides current and new parents a chance to meet each other and kick off the new academic year. It is a great way to start to feel at home in the school and to meet other parents and the staff.
Fireworks and Bonfire Night
Held on the School Field, this is one of FOWVIS’s largest fundraisers which also involves the local community. Whatever the weather, it is always fun – including a bar and barbecue, and items to buy for the children.
Dads and kids spend the night camping on the school field. With games, supper, a bonfire and a cooked breakfast in the morning, this is always a fun and very popular event.
An informal social gathering for the entire family, the fair includes BBQ, drinks, games and a summery theme. This is a great family-friendly afternoon, whatever the weather!
Held once every three years, this is a lovely chance to dress up to the nines and have a fun night out whilst raising vital funds for the school.
Second Hand Uniform Sales
Our parents kindly donate outgrown, nearly new and good condition uniform that FOWVIS then sells. Parents can buy at anytime between the sales – firstname.lastname@example.org – and can donate uniform via the school office. More info here.
This fundraiser is a lovely gift for Christmas – each child has their self-portrait and birthday month included in the calendar along with class artwork, and useful school date reminders. If you happen to own your own business, the calendar also provides an excellent opportunity for advertising. Copies to view upon request.
Christmas Panto Tickets
We have been offered an opportunity to raise funds for FOWVIS by buying group tickets to the Pantomime ‘Cinderella’ in Woking on Wednesday 19th December at 2pm. Details on Classlist.
We have termly textiles collection days where you can bring in your unwanted clothes – this raises funds for the school.
We hold Cake Sales after the school singing year group assemblies (one per term). These are run by the Class Reps and are really popular. We welcome keen bakers to support their child’s year group!
Every year FOWVIS has created a lovely keepsake for the children leaving the school in Year 2.
A popular event for the Year 2 leavers. A nice way to celebrate the end of their time at WVIS.
We have held MUFTI days in support of organisations such as SSAFA and other local charities. On a community level, we participate in village events including the Windlesham Summer Fete and Parochial Fair (with the super Teddy Bear Zip Wire!) at the St Johns the Baptist Church.