Friends Of Krishna Avanti School (FOKAS)

About Us – Mission Statement

Over the years FOKAS, members will strive to ensure that all well- wishers to Krishna Avanti Primary School will have an opportunity in improving the daily lives of the pupils and staff. We will fundraise in a responsible and ethical manner and support the ethos of the school and the Hindu Vaishnava tradition.

FOKAS endeavours to support the work of Staff, Governors and Faith partners – ISKCON. We encourage active involvement of all parents/carers, with love, friendship, co-operation and humility. FOKAS aims to take every opportunity to ensure a positive profile in and out of the school environment. We hope this will encourage sustainable growth of FOKAS and be beneficial to those who matter most – Our children.

FOKAS Vision

  • Making every child’s potential a reality.

FOKAS Mission

  • A powerful voice for all children;
  • A relevant resource for all families and communities;
  • Bringing the parents, staff and community all together.

FOKAS Values

  • Collaboration – FOKAS will work in partnership with a wide array of individuals to accomplish our agreed goals;
  • Commitment – FOKAS is dedicated to promoting the children’s health, well-being through strong parent/carer, family, and community involvement;
  • Accountability – FOKAS acknowledge their obligations and will deliver on promises made;
  • Respect – FOKAS will value everyone involved. However, FOKAS expects the same high quality effort from others;
  • Integrity – FOKAS will act consistently within our beliefs; we will acknowledge our mistakes and seek to make amends.

FOKAS Aims and Objectives

  • To be efficient and effective;
  • To develop social contact with parents/carers and the community;
  • To ensure demands made on members, parents/carers and staff are reasonable;
  • To raise as much money as possible for KAPS;
  • To consistently explore methods of raising much-needed funds for the school;
  • To work as a team;
  • To support and promote the values/ethos of Krishna Avanti Primary School;
  • To ensure everyone’s contribution is valued.

But most of all…

FOKAS is working in partnership with Krishna Avanti Primary School to make a difference to your child/ren.

FOKAS Committee Members & Representatives

Executive Committee 2020/2021

Chairman Kajal Shah
Vice Chairman Sejal Shah
Secretary Jesal Vaja
Treasurer Harshal Shah

The FOKAS Newsletter

Issue Published Download PDF  
1 Dec 2020
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Events Calendar

Please come back in the near future for further details or e-mail [email protected] for further information.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can join FOKAS?

Anyone who is a parent/carer of a child at Krishna Avanti School!

There are 4 elected positions (Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary and Treasurer). Other members make an invaluable contribution by bringing ideas forward, organising events and helping on the day.  Not everyone is required to attend all committee meetings, but they can still get involved.


How does an event come about and how do you make things happen?

Ideas are discussed at our meetings, held as regularly as possible. As a group we decide which items we want to take forward and then the planning to work out the detail begins. Everyone meets regularly to decide on things like publicity, catering, booking venues/entertainment etc.

Duties and roles are defined in order to ensure that each member knows what is expected of them and whether that person will require additional help at the event itself.

We believe that there are lots of parents/carers in the school who might be able to help with activities in some form and indeed who might have really useful skills to help support FOKAS.


What can I offer?

The important thing with FOKAS is that no one expects you to be an expert on anything! For instance we are always just grateful for a helping hand serving refreshments at events. Some members can not attend meetings – you don’t have to bite off more than you can chew, though people have often surprised themselves when they make things happen they would not have thought possible!


How has PTA fundraising helped the school?

Over the last two years FOKAS has provided the school with funds to purchase necessary equipment for the children’s development and items to assist staff.

It is envisaged that the School Council will provide a wish list of items that they require and it would be a goal for FOKAS to try and support them.

I don’t really know any other parents well, and I’m a bit nervous about getting involved.

Don’t worry! Joining FOKAS is a great way of making new friendships and feeling you can make a real contribution to your child’s school. We’re always ready to welcome any offers of help, and you won’t get pushed into doing anything you’re not sure about


How do I get involved?

Send an email to [email protected] or speak to a member of the FOKAS team. You can also leave your name and a contact number at the school office and one of us will get back in touch with you or you might like to contact us via the link on the FOKAS tab on the KAPS website.

Contact Us

YOUR VIEW MATTERS! Time for action, we would like to hear from you!

Your views are important to us and now is the time to share with the new Committee, your thoughts on what NEW events, projects and resources you would like to see FOKAS invest in your child/children.

We are working in partnership with you and want to be your voice. Please contact us to share your thoughts by emailing: [email protected]

Volunteers and Getting Involved with FOKAS

If you are interested in signing up to become a FOKAS volunteer or if you would like to apply to become a class representative, please complete form and return it to FOKAS by email [email protected] . Please click here to download the FOKAS volunteer form.

If you are a parent/carer or a business looking to sponsor or advertise and would like to get involved, please email us at [email protected]