Old Scholars

Application form to join the Old Scholars’ Association are available to download here

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Archive Room

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Friends’ School, which was founded in 1774, has a proud history.  It is, in fact, the oldest school in Ulster to the east of the Bann.  In line with Quaker tradition records have been carefully preserved and stored material represents a rich collection of information about the School over 240 years. Since 2005 the various records have been brought together into a central archive where they can be consulted more conveniently in a special room. The collection consists of pupil lists, school books, annual reports, curriculum matters, magazines, photographs, memorabilia and a collection of ancient books withdrawn from everyday use in the library.  Together they provide a valuable picture of School life over the past centuries and are being constantly supplemented by the addition of current items of future historical interest. 

 
It is important that pupils, staff, Old Scholars and the general public have access to this material and that the collection does not remain static but is constantly updated and developed.  The initial work of collecting and cataloguing the material was done by Arthur Chapman but he needs assistance in this work.  The Archive Room is open at present from 2.00 until 4.00 pm on Thursdays during term time, but a panel of volunteers is needed to provide cover at these times and to continue the task of making available to all the fascinating story of life at FSL since the 18th century.
 
If you can assist in this valuable project please contact the Secretary of the Old Scholars’ Association, Maxine Boyd (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.),or the Principal, Stephen Moore, at the School (02892 662156 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).
 
Annual General Meeting
Minutes of the Annual General Meeting of May 2016 may now be downloaded here
Reports presented at the Annual General Meeting of May 2017 may now be downloaded here
Information regarding the Life Membership Fund for the Annual General Meeting, May 2017, may now be downloaded here
Information regarding Income and Expenditure for the Old Scholars’ Association presented at the Annual General Meeting, May 2017, may now be downloaded here

 

THE NEXT COMMITTEE MEETING OF THE OLD SCHOLARS’ ASSOCIATION

WILL BE HELD ON WEDNESDAY 23 SEPTEMBER 2017 AT 7.30 PM IN THE LIBRARY

Committee

Are you interested in becoming a member of the Old Scholars’ Committee?

 

The Committee meets at regular intervals throughout the year at Friends’ School

and is appealing for new members to take office effective from the Annual General Meeting 

 for the 2017 – 2018 year.

 

If you would like to become involved in the Committee’s work of promoting

Friends’ School and maintaining ties with past pupils please contact

Maxine Boyd, Secretary  for further details on 028 92 670613

 

OLD SCHOLARS’ ASSOCIATION COMMITTEE MEMBERS
2017 - 2018

OFFICE-BEARERS

PRESIDENT                                                   Ashley McCausland
PAST PRESIDENT                                         Holly Poots
 
The following have been nominated for election as office – bearers:
 
PRESIDENT-ELECT                                      
HONORARY SECRETARY                             Maxine Boyd
HON. MEMBERSHIP
SECRETARY                                                 Liz Palmer
HONORARY TREASURER                             Brian Mairs
 
COMMITTEE MEMBERS
 
(3 Year Term)
                                            
 6      2017 - 2020                                            John Stanage
 
7      2017 - 2018                                             Donald Patterson  
 
8       2015 - 2018                                            Amy Brackenridge
 
9      2015 - 2018                                             Sarah Mailey
10    2015 - 2018                                                         Ashley McCausland
 
CO-OPTED MEMBERS
(One Year Term)
 
11      2017 - 2018                                          Christopher Clarke   
12      2017 - 2018                                          Noel Clarke
       
13      2017 - 2018                                          Aidan Pearson
     
EX-OFFICIO – PRINCIPAL                                                       
14                                                                   Stephen Moore
 
The constitution permits a maximum 16 Committee members.