Farlington School Alumnae
The main function of the Farlington Association is to provide a forum for ex-pupils and staff to keep in contact with each other. The Association aims to run at least one function during the school year at Farlington to bring alumnae together in a social context where they can exchange personal news and re-kindle relationships.
There are some exciting events planned in 2015 for the Farlington alumnae. The first of these is a London based event.
NEXT REUNION MEETING: Thursday 12th March 2015
VENUE: The Royal Festival Hall, South Bank, SE1 8XX, main foyer area. Nearest mainline and underground station is Waterloo
TIME: 6.00pm - 8.00pm
Mrs Joy Baggs and Mr Tim Allen will definitely be attending with others yet to be confirmed. We shall look forward to seeing YOU - you won't be able to miss us.
We are very keen to provide every means possible for ‘Old Farlingtonians’ to communicate with each other and, of course, with us. To that end we have set up a Farlington Facebook group called Farlington School Alumnae. It will provide a forum for all ‘Old Farlingtonians’, whatever their age or location, to exchange their news and keep in touch with one another, and, of course, for the School to keep everyone updated about events happening both in and out of Farlington.
Farlington School Alumnae will be a ‘Closed Group’ administered by the School. This means that it will be easy to find online for those searching for it, however, all of its members will be approved by the School Administrator, and posts within the group will only be visible to other group members.
To join the group, please copy and paste the link below into your browser:
This will take you to the Farlington School Alumnae where you can ask to join the group by clicking on the "Join Group" button.
Alternatively you can also contact the Association by email at email@example.com
In my capacity as Chair of the Farlington Foundation, I would like to introduce the committee, explain our aims and objectives and ask for support from any parents who, like us, are passionate about providing all children with the opportunity of a quality education at this wonderful school.
THE AIMS AND OBJECTIVES OF THE FOUNDATION:
The Foundation was formed as a registered charity in 2005. In 2013, the Foundation became a subordinate charity to the School Trust to streamline administration and co-ordinate fundraising strategy. Recently the Farlington Association has decided to merge with the Foundation so that there is a single focus for alumnae relations.
Our objective is to grow a self-sufficient and sustainable organisation which can support the following aims:
1. To provide an opportunity through bursaries, scholarships and assisted places, for high potential children to obtain a quality education at Farlington School, where without financial assistance they would otherwise be unable to access private education at Farlington.
2. To create a "best in class" alumnae network, so that any girl who has attended Farlington School, for however long, can feel part of the extended Farlington family forever.
In order to achieve these two aims, we will clearly need to raise significant levels of sustainable funding. The committee does not view this as a short term project, much more a strategic initiative which will create a tremendous amount of positive impact not just within the school and ex pupils, but also the local community. Schools with strong alumnae networks benefit hugely from the preservation of links between past and present pupils, not just in terms of funding bursaries and sponsorships, but also the sharing of success stories, positive PR and ultimately more applications for places at the School.
Creating a strong and sustainable alumnae network is key to our strategy, and therefore very high on our agenda. This activity, alongside some selective and targeted external fund-raising, will be our core focus for the next two years. It is important we recognise and make clear that we are being very careful not to conflict with any other fund-raising that already exists within the School, for example by the PTA or School itself. Whilst the School has a clear interest in helping the Foundation establish and cultivate a strong alumnae network, our fund raising efforts are directed at those that have benefited from the wonderful education they have received either at Farlington or another similar school, rather than parents of children currently at the School.
The committee is currently made up of past and present staff, parents and other dedicated volunteers who give their time and expertise to support the strategic objectives of the Foundation. We are:
Tim Allen, Joy Baggs, Rob Bosshardt, Sara Greer, Chris Harper, Louise Higson, Rita Monk, Tim Richardson and Victoria Scott.
We are actively seeking more committee members in order to broaden our reach and expertise and in particular we are seeking representation from parents within the Senior School. We are also looking for ex-pupils to join, especially recent School leavers.
If you are interested in getting involved, or would like to find out more, please contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org. We welcome your engagement.
The Farlington Foundation
For the Old Girls' Reunion held on 11th June we were once again granted a lovely sunny day. Fifty-four ex-pupils, accompanied by 12 young children, several husbands, and a number of present and past staff, attended a buffet lunch in the New Courtyard Hall. The ex-pupils ranged from those here in the thirties to leavers from last year which provided an interesting mix.
One of the highlights was the presentation of Miss Isabel Moberly's silver teapot to the School Archive. It had originally been presented as a gift in 1923 to mark the Moberly family's 25th anniversary. This is a handsome teapot together with a matching milk jug, both bearing a distinctive Art Nouveau design and engraved on the teapot - "With the love and gratitude of Old Farlingtonians from all over the world 1898-1923' and on the milk jug 'Vive ut Vivas' . The items have been donated to the school by Mrs Wendy Newell, née Moberly, who is the great-niece of Isabel, Charlotte and Alice. Wendy had attended the school during the thirties and it was wonderful to see her and her friend Jean White, née Buckley, and Jean's daughter, Sheila Wright, née Ashby, at this Reunion. We are very grateful to Wendy for her generous gift.
The buffet, provided by Harrison Catering, was delicious as usual. Afterwards tours around parts of the school, including the Boarding House for those who were interested were conducted.
Rita Monk, who was retiring from her role as Association Secretary, was thanked for all her work and presented with flowers.
Alumnae Discount Policy