Friends & Whānau
Each year, the Friends & Whānau Fundraising team organise a number of fundraisers throughout the year.
The goal is to raise over $25,000 to $30,000. The team is made up of parents with support from the principal, the office staff and teachers.
The money raised is used for the modernisation of our classrooms – such as the upgrading of Rooms 6 and 7. Works like these are considered to be capital projects; ones that enhance and improve our school property. Our school property is owned by the Archdiocese of Wellington and our Proprietor is Cardinal John Dew.
Our expenditure on the modernisation of school buildings qualifies for a special “top-up” from the Wellington Archdiocese. The project must relate to existing integrated school buildings, involve major maintenance or modernisation of existing integrated school buildings over $5,000 and are identified on the school’s 10 year plan. In 2020 we used the fundraising money for a new fitness run near the courts. This was topped up by a grant outside of the Wellington Archdiocese.
Fundraisers usually include:
1. Small fundraisers – Pizza lunches, Roti sales etc. Raising $1,000 to $2,000.
2. A Term 2 fundraiser - Sometimes an Athon (Spell-athon, Fact-athon) or a Pub Quiz at the 1841. Raising around $4,000 to $10,000.
3. The School Fair – Held on the second Sunday in November. It raises the bulk of the funds, usually over $20,000. We hold mufti days during the term to support some of our stalls, support the cake stall with a baked cake and each classroom sponsors a stall. We require a number of volunteers to help on the day or to run stalls.
We require a significant amount of parent help to run these events.
Can you help with our fundraising by joining the team or with individual events?
Please complete our online form (using the link sent to you in an email from the office),
to let us know whether or not you are interested in helping with fundraising events.