SOCS Supporters of Cottesmore St Mary School

What is SOCS?

Supporters of Cottesmore St Mary School are; Teachers, Parents, Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles & Family Friends who all work together to raise funds for the school.

SOCS aims to raise funds to enrich the children’s educational experience through purchasing items such as:
- IT Equipment
- PE Equipment
- Playtime Equipment
- Additional Project Resources

SOCS also helps the school to fund smaller activities throughout the year such as the Christmas Disco, providing teas & coffees at school performances and funding the Year 6 Leavers’ books.

More than just a fundraising committee!

Although fundraising is the main aspect of the committee, SOCS builds on the great community that we are very fortunate to have at Cottesmore St Mary. Planning or attending events is a great way to further bring together our school community.

How it works

SOCS is run by a committee consisting of a Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, a member of Teaching Staff and Class Representatives.
At least one meeting is held every term at which decisions are taken, suggestions are made and events are planned. It is at these meetings that we discuss how best to use the funds that we have raised.

Our Events

SOCS run several main events throughout the year; the Summer Fair, the Golf day & evening, the Quiz night & the Advent Fayre. In addition to this there are various smaller events throughout the year such as cake sales & pop up shops.

How can you get involved?

Everyone who has a child at school is a SOCS member. You can be involved as much or as little as you would like by:

Attending events – Just taking the time to come along to events is a great contribution.
Donating items – We are often asking for support with donations for cake sales, the summer fair, the Advent Fayre and clothes for Phil the Bag.
Contributing your ideas – Any great ideas for fundraisers.
Giving your time – To attend meetings, do a stint on a stall, to organise or to help set up or clean up.

Class Representatives

Each class has a representative. These class reps attend the SOCS meetings and provide a vital link between their classes and the committee. They help to ensure that planning for events is well communicated and organised.
SOCS could not manage without them!

Class Class Rep Email

St Christopher - Katie Housley katiehellett6@hotmail.com
St Jude - Suzanne McCann suzymccann2006@yahoo.co.uk
1 St Catherine - Gen Lucas genebeeb@me.com
1 St Peter - Tess Simpson theresasimpson@outlook.com
2 St Claire - Trish Ryan triciaculhane@hotmail.com
2 St Bernadette -  
3 St Joan - Claire Tennant curlytennant@gmail.com
3 St Partick - Ross Morris ros_morris@hotmail.co.uk
4 St Francis - Suzanne McCann suzymccann2006@yahoo.co.uk
4 St Andrew - Christina Bagnall christinabagnall@hotmail.co.uk
5 St Cecilia - Nicola Austin nict_boyle@yahoo.com
5 St Stephen - Nicola Austin nict_boyle@yahoo.com
6 St Martin - Liz Benson eabenson09@googlemail.com
6 St Paul - Gillian Heath gillianheath@hotmail.com

If you have any ideas for future events or would like to help, please contact your class

Minutes

1st February 2017

13th September 2017