Marist Friends

The Marist Friends was established by parents and teachers at The Marist School to help foster community spirit whilst also raising additional funds for the school through a range of social events. In the past they have helped with projects such as the swimming pool, new teaching equipment, minibuses, various pieces of ICT equipment and the sensory garden at Prep.

Our experience shows us that this is where, as parents, we make our "Friends for Life."  Joining the Committee is the best way to get involved and will really help you make friends within the school community.  Nobody ever really leaves The Marist and past parents regularly attend the events.



Marist Friends Membership

Any new parent are automatically enrolled as a member.  You will be sent invitations to various events throughout the school year.  If you don't know many people within your year group please just indicate that when responding and the organisers will make sure they look after you at the event.  The main part of any event is "having a good time."

If you do want to get to know more parents, and feel more involved with school life, you can contact The Marist Friends Committee via email:

You can also follow us on twitter @Marist_MF

The Marist Friends Number Club

Through the Marist Friends Number Club you can easily support The Marist School from as little as £5 per calendar month, whilst also having the chance to win a monetary prize yourself. 

Numbers can be purchased for £5 per month.  At the start of each month a draw is held and prizes awarded to first, second, third and fourth numbers drawn.  Amounts vary depending on the number of people in the draw.  However each month 50% of funds are awarded in prizes and 50% goes to the school.


The Marist Friends Events

Quiz Night - Friday 12 October 2018

A fabulous night was had by all at The Marist Friends Quiz Night on Friday 12 October. 80 parents, teachers and friends came together for a fun, intellectual evening to help raise funds for the new music recording studio. 

Christmas Fayre - Saturday 25 November 2017

A festive highlight of the calendar, The Marist Friends Christmas Fayre proved to be a huge success and a wonderful event for all the family. The Fayre raised over £6,000.

Black Tie Platinum Ball: Saturday 1 July 2017

On Saturday 1 July, parents, staff, Maristines, Governors and The Marist Sisters celebrated the school's 70 Years in Sunninghill milestone in style at The Marist Friends Platinum Ball. Held in the beautifully transformed Fourviére, guests were treated to a sparkling evening of fine dining and entertainment, helping to raise £10,000 for the school's new Outdoor Learning Facility.

Marist Friends Christmas Gathering 2016

This fun-filled festive evening sold out in record time and forged closer bonds of friendship and community across the school.

Marist Friends Does Food: Christmas Edition - November 2015

In November, the Senior School Hall was transformed in to a Food Fair Extravaganza with everything that makes the perfect Christmas feast! It was a first of its kind for the Marist Friends and on the back of the overwhemingly positive feedback, we look forward to hosting many more.

Thank you to everyone who helped create such a wonderful evening.

Please see the attachments below to try some of the delicious recipes, created and served by Thomas Franks for the event.

The MF Does Food: Christmas Edition
Marist Friends Christmas Fayre 2014