The P&C partner with the school in several fundraising events over the year. Through these events, the P&C contribute directly back into the school to support our children's education. Most recent collaborations have contributed to our playground enhancements, purchased climbing and gym equipment, a shade sail for the eating courtyard, educational games, new readers, bean bags for the library (that was the students' idea), and established a kitchen fund to enable more classes to benefit from our wonderful teaching kitchen.
Fundraising activities supplement parent contributions, grant funding and community sponsorship. This work, in partnership with the school, adds value where it is needed most.
What types of fundraising activities are held?
Most fundraising events are coordinated by the P&C Fundraising Committee. We try to balance our fundraising activities to consider the school calendar, day time and night time events, social events, events with and without children, and events which are low cost to participants or which offer greater fundraising potential. These events include:
- Back to School Welcome BBQ
- Entertainment Book
- School Discos
- Mothers Day & Fathers Day Stalls
- Trivia Night (biennial)
- School Fair (biennial)
- Grandparents Day
- Mango Fundraiser (November)
- Cookie Dough Fundraiser
- Bunnings BBQs
- Year 6 Graduation Disco
- Ongoing fundraisers like Name Labels and Book Club (see below for details)
Whilst most of these events encompass a fundraising component, many of them are planned to foster social relationships for parents and children and to provide them with the opportunity to feel connected to their school community.
How will the funds raised be used?
The P&C work together with the school to help improve educational facilities where they are needed most. Recent fundraising efforts have focused on the school's multi-purpose court and creating outdoor spaces for learning beyond the classroom.
Also each year the teachers prepare a 'wish list' of items for their classrooms. This wish list is presented to the P&C who attempts to pay for as much of it as it can. The funds are also used for such things as supporting students who represent the school at sporting activities and to buy infrastructure items for the P&C to use to raise more funds e.g. BBQs, eskies etc.
Want to know more?
Many hands make light work. If you would like to be involved in fundraising or have ideas for new fundraisers please contact the P&C Fundraising Committee by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ongoing Opportunities to Help Raise Funds
Sick of lost property? Label it!
If you're looking to order name labels, consider using "My Name Label" as the school receives 15% of all sales. You can order labels for clothing shoes, lunch boxes and bottles, pencils, textas, books and more!.
To make sure the school benefits, simply enter our fundraiser code on the order form or when prompted to do so on the web site (just before paying).
Our code is 70c50551.
Scholastic Book Club
Every month, a scholastic book club catalogue will be sent home with your child. Orders and money can be left at the front office. For each sale, the school receives vouchers to spend on great books for the library and educational resources for our children.
Buy your uniforms at our shop
The P&C makes a small profit on all uniforms sold at our uniform shop. Order forms are available at the front office or online here Uniform ShopOrders are filled each week and sent home with your child, or you can browse at the shop on Fridays from 8:30 - 9:15 am.