Saturday, 11 February 2017

2016 - Raising $60,000 - Thank you!

Wow, what a year 2016 was for the PTA!!   As a community we raised more than double the amount that we normally raise in a year!  

The PTA with the support of the school community raised a whopping $60,000!  These funds went towards stage 2 of the Senior Courtyard transformation.  With the PTA’s contribution at the end of 2015 and 2016 funds we gave a total of $130,000 towards this project which had an overall cost of $340,000.  The PTA is proud to have worked in partnership with the Board of Trustees to see this project through, it is exciting to now have an all year round learning hub for our students.

Thank you to 'YOU' our wonderful school community, parents and students, the dedicated staff, Board of Trustees and a number of businesses who have supported our fundraising efforts throughout 2016.  

Thank you to the fabulous members of our PTA committee for all their additional hard work and efforts, because of these generous and active parents there is a continued strong PTA presence within our school. This amazing group of parents volunteer their time to provide fun events for our children and our community.  Thank you to the many friends of the PTA and parent helpers that support our events, we wouldn’t be able to do what we do without your support.

In 2016 the PTA held many successful events; including the Family Picnic, Black and White Disco, Mother’s Day Table, Father’s Day Breakfast, mufti days and sausage sizzles. Also we held a number of first ever events these included: I Spy Flags of the World, Huff ‘n Puff, raffles and the Golf fundraiser.  Not only did these new events raise an additional $33,000 towards our fundraising efforts but they also enhanced our children’s learning, health and well being.  

On top of all our fundraising your generosity was overwhelming with your support for the “Kids caring for Kids” mufti day in November - raising $1450 for Waiau Schools new pool after the earthquakes.  Thank you Mrs Trembath and Room 20 for approaching the PTA about how you wanted to support others in need.

The PTA wouldn’t have been able to achieve the success we had without the support of a number of families who donated products for our events and local businesses who either advertised in our local directory, donated goods or services as prizes or sponsored our events.  Special mention to Marie Raos who was the key day sponsor of our Golf Fundraiser and the many other hole sponsors who helped us achieve our goal of raising over $10,000 for this event.  Following will be a post of our supporters and sponsors, so please check this out and support these businesses who have supported us.

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