Parents and Friends Club
Our group usually meets once a month in the school staff room (dates posted in the school newsletter).
We invite any parent or guardian of a child attending the school to come along to our meetings. Alternatively you can become a member for an annual fee of $1 and have the agenda/minutes emailed to you and we will keep you informed of what is going on and what is coming up in the future.
We would welcome the chance to meet you and have your input in our very active and enthusiastic group. Children are always welcome at our meetings.
Foster Primary School Parents & Friends Club
Paid membership is $1 for 12 months. Any parent or guardian of a child are most welcome to attend our meetings. Financial members receive minutes of meetings/agendas and can vote on any
Please complete the “New Membership Form” (available to download from the above link) and send with $1 membership fee to the school office.
Any enquiries can be forwarded to Roxy Hurst
Kitchen Garden Program – Call for volunteers for the Farmer’s Market stall
The Kitchen Garden Program has a new fundraising opportunity at the monthly Foster Farmer’s Market. The school hosts a BBQ selling bacon and egg sandwiches and lentil dahl. Alongside this is our kitchen garden merchandise stall, including the preserves produced by the school’s educational program, hand-printed tea towels and bags. You can even pick up some worm wee for your garden! It is hoped in the future this will expand to sell any excess produce from the school’s garden.
We are looking for parent and student volunteers to assist with the market stall. The market runs on the 3rd Saturday of each month, all the food and equipment is organised prior to the stall, so it’s just a matter of helping to set up, collect money or cook the bacon and eggs and help pack up.
If you are able to assist please call Cat, stall co-ordinator on 0400 901 931. Or complete the onlineform on the Kitchen Garden website page. The Kitchen Garden program is a valuable asset for the school and we would greatly appreciate any support.
Good Food Policy
As a Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden school, Foster Primary School recognises the positive impact that good food choices have on children’s healthy growth, learning ability and behaviour. Through its Good Food Policy, the school has elected to favour diverse home-made foods made with local, fresh, clean, wholesome and seasonal produce whenever food is offered by the school. The school also models good food behaviours such as encouraging children to eat while sitting down at lunchtime.
This policy applies especially to special hot food lunch days, regular themed food days (such as Breakfast Club and Hot Food Days), fundraisers and other occasions such as celebrations, sports days, sleep overs, excursions, camps, as well as the Farmers’ market stall.
The Good Food Policy aims to ensure that the school promotes a food culture that celebrates good food and fosters positive and consistent experiences and information in line with the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program. It is hoped that through education and modelling, the students develop an informed appreciation for good food choices and their positive impacts for life.
Scholastic Book Club
The Primary School Community has enjoyed another year of access to wonderful books and educational games through the Scholastic Book Club.
Catalogues are distributed to families twice per term and are chock full of great books and resources available at discounted prices.
Foster Primary School earns 20% of all orders to spend on books and resources for the library or classrooms.
This year we have earned over $500 in profit.
We thank the school community for their contributions which have enabled us to buy some great resources.