2015 AGM

The Friends of St. Louis Annual General Meeting will take place in the school at 7 pm on Wednesday 13th May 2015.

All friends of the school please try to attend.

Spring 2015 Update

g2997Friends of St Louis continue to support and advance the education of the students of St Louis Grammar School, Ballymena, with their recent decision to donate to the school £2000 from funds raised. This money will be used by the teaching staff within the school to set up and promote an awards system for the students to avail of in order to support their development. The money will be divided between a range of awards which will be accessible across various departments and subject areas and open to all students within the school to apply for. With your continued support FOSL hope to be able to facilitate this award system annually.

FOSL would like to invite everyone to our next event, an FOSL Table Quiz, to be held on May 29th 2015 so keep the date free and look out for details of venue and time through the school website and text messaging service.

Our next major whole school event is currently being planned for the Autumn Term and we look forward to running an FOSL Fashion Show in the school on Friday 23rd October 2015 which will involve many of the students and staff and is kindly being supported by many local retailers.

We would also encourage you to keep using The Giving Machine with Friends of St Louis as your nominated charity in making online purchases of goods and holidays.

We would like to thank all the staff, parents and wider school community for their support for our fund raising efforts and look forward to seeing you all at our upcoming events.

Donate to Friends of St. Louis for FREE

heartAt Friends of St. Louis we are actively developing new programmes to support the education of pupils at the school.

PLEASE contribute to these programmes by making your FREE donation every time you shop online.

This is COMPLETELY FREE – YOU DO NOT PAY ANYTHING !!  Simply register and then go to your online retailers via www.thegivingmachine.co.uk. Every time you purchase something, the online retailer pays a small donation as a commission for sending you to their site.

shops3Retailers who will donate include AMAZON, ARGOS, EBAY, TESCO, ASDA, SAINSBURYS, CURRYS and hundreds of others.


  1. Go to www.thegivingmachine.co.uk and select Join > Giver. Select Friends of St. Louis, Ballymena as your beneficiary, enter your details, and click Submit.
  2. Save the site in your Favourites / Bookmarks for easy future access.
  3. Every time you wish to go shopping online, return to www.thegivingmachine.co.uk, ensure you are logged in and click the Go Shopping button. Then proceed to your online retailer via the links and make your purchase.
    NOTE : If using a mobile device, the Giving Machine will always link you to the retailer website, NOT the retailer App.

That’s all there is to it ! Free, automatic donations for as long as you wish to continue.