"At Breaside we have a highly motivated and fully active parents' association, known as 'Friends of Breaside'."
At Breaside we have a highly motivated and fully active parents' association, known as "Friends of Breaside" who organise and run a whole variety of social events giving the parents the opportunities to meet. A Christmas Bazaar and Summer Fete are the highlights of the year along with quiz nights, ladies' nights and a Summer Ball. The Association also raises funds for the "luxury" items that the school needs and its finances are totally separate from that of the school.
All members of staff and parents are automatically members of the association, the object of which is to:
- Foster more extended relationships between the staff, parents and others associated with the School.
- Engage in activities which support the School and advance the education of the pupils attending it.
- Provide and assist in the provision of such facilities or items for the education at the school not provided by Cognita Limited.
The Friends of Breaside is run by a committee, which consists of Chairman, Vice-chairman, Treasurer, Secretary and a representative from each class, along with the Headteacher and a staff representative.
Any teacher or parent is welcome to attend any committee meeting. The AGM is held in the first few weeks the Spring term. It is also a registered charity.
The committee also runs a second-hand shop which is sited in the school and is open every morning, this also sells school tracksuits and stationery at competitive prices.