Friends of Sunbury West is the name of our school’s Parents and Friends group and is commonly referred to as “FOSW”.
FOSW has been supporting Sunbury West since 1971 and provides an opportunity for parents to work together with the school community to achieve a school environment that is both safe and conducive to better learning for all our children.
Fundraising during the year is the primary focus of FOSW. The funds raised are used by our school to purchase items/equipment that otherwise would not be included in the schools budget. Some of our purchases have included:
• Updated playground equipment
• Air conditioning throughout the school buildings
• Curtains in different areas of the school
• The creation of a musical keyboard bank
• Equipment for the gym
• Early Literacy and Numeracy Program support
We run many activities during the school year such as annual Mothers and Fathers Day Stalls, Easter Raffle, Family Portraits, Shopping Tour, Chocolate Drive and Christmas Raffle.
We also organise activities that support the Sunbury West community which includes supper for concerts, Prep Orientation and Year 6 Graduation.
We hold informal meetings on the first Monday of each month. The meetings provide an opportunity to plan and organize activities. We welcome new ideas and input.
Details of our meetings are on the calendar.