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Friends of the Arts

Friends of the Arts (FOTA)

is a group of dedicated parent volunteers who provide food and refreshments at music and arts events throughout the school year.  The aim of FOTA is to encourage parents/ friends/ family to come along and support their children, and  to also raise money for items to support the music and arts programs at Ironside. 


In 2014, FOTA hosted our inaugural 'Lunch on the Hill' and 'The Ironside Ball'. These events were a great success and raised money for the purchase of sound and music equipment for the school hall.  FOTA volunteers also prepare meals and sell refreshments at evenings throughout the school year, such as strings and band evenings,  choral performances and our annual Festival of Carols.  FOTA is a very welcoming and inclusive group, who would love to hear from you if you would like to be involved.  Please contact Ms Ruddick, Deputy Principal (, to volunteer your assistance.


Australian/International Meal Exchange








Following meetings with our Principal Damian Johnson and Deputy Principal  Janice Ruddick, we are excited to announce a new initiative at Ironside State School.


We are pleased to announce the Australian/International Meal Exchange Program. This project is designed to connect families and foster new friendships within the school. Families will be encouraged to create a meal of their choice which will be exchanged with another family on a 2 weekly basis.


If you are interested in participating, please send an email to


We will then contact you to give you more information. We look forward to hearing from you!


(Brought to you by FOTA and the Overseas and Australian Family Network Committee).