Friends of Rydal Penrhos School (FORPS)
All parents and carers are welcomed to the Friends of Rydal Penrhos School (FORPS). Rydal Penrhos School families are spread over a large area of North Wales and beyond. FORPS helps to foster good communication links between parents and staff at the school.
FORPS is committed to organising informal social events primarily for bringing members of the community together at different times throughout the year. The events organised by FORPS have a particular emphasis on providing fun activities for the children and also opportunities for parents and staff to meet socially. The main aim is not to make a profit, but to strengthen further the school community. Any funds raised through their events are used to benefit all children within the school by providing extra items to further enhance the children’s learning /school experience or supporting the extra-curricular ventures of the Eco Committee and the School Council.
Parents are welcomed and encouraged to take an active part in FORPS, either as a committee member or occasional volunteer at events such as Sports Days and Fairs.
A variety of successful and fun events have been organised by the group and we look forward to an ever strengthening group of supporters.
Regular bulletins are sent out informing parents of forthcoming events.
We have a Form Representative system across the school. The Form Representative role is an important means by which FORPS can communicate with all parents, welcome new families into the school and seek parental assistance at school activities and social events.
Form Representatives collate and hold a parent contact list (with the permission of parents) which is invaluable for parents seeking to arrange shared transport to school or other events, distributing party invitations, or volunteering assistance at FORPS events. It may also be useful for those wishing to organise social gatherings for the children and/or the parents during school holidays!
Information about the system will be circulated at the beginning of each academic year and we hope that parents and families will welcome this as an opportunity to become more involved in the school community. Please see the Form Reps document for more information.