WELCOME TO OUR SCHOOL COMMUNITY WEBSITE  

Lots of information will appear on this site throughout the year that is helpful for parents with regards to school events and fundraisers, school holiday ideas and much more!

Our School Community Business Directory is now LIVE!  See DIRECTORY 

UPCOMING FUNDRAISERS

QUIZ NIGHT ON FRIDAY 5th JUNE.  Tickets go on sale Monday 25th May.

Mid-Winter Christmas Café ON 12th JUNE

UPPING THE FUN, SPREADING THE LOAD & SUPPORTING OUR SCHOOL

In the last year the FOMs and Fair Committee teams reviewed the fundraising challenges for our school and in 2015 we would like to approach fundraising with greater emphasis on the kids, family fun, and spreading the workload across the year.

We're a fun bunch (yes, all of us!), meeting at all sorts of venues, and we'd love for a few more of you to join us.

Traditionally a large fundraising expectation fell on the fair alone, putting added pressure on parents, kids, and teachers alike in the critical final term.  By introducing a spread of fundraising activities throughout the year we believe we can deliver a series of fun community events, for parents and children, that are less stressful overall but still deliver against the fundraising target.

This year's Board of Trustees fundraising target is $85,700. (Last year's target was $98,300 which the community well exceeded).  The results of the recent fundraising wish-list survey are currently under review to determine where these funds will be spent – for those of you who responded to the survey, thank you for your contribution.

We plan to achieve the target of $85,700 as follows:

Year round - Sausage Sizzles, Cupcake Capers, Calendar Art and Kids Discos: $13,200
Term 2 - Education Challenge Fundraiser: $10,000
June - Parent Quiz Night: $2,500
July – Auction Night: $20,000
October – Fair: $40,000

Of course if we exceed these we'd be delighted but overall our hope is that mix of events will serve to bring a steadier pace to fundraising, increase the fun factor and remove "Fear of the Fair” from parents' mindsets.

We would love a few more willing and able helpers for the following openings so we can proceed as planned:
-          Fair Co-Chairperson to learn the ropes
-          Fair Administrator to assist in planning and keep us on task
-          Fair Food and Beverage coordinator (to assist Jane Scott who is providing the overall management)
-          Fair Logistics
-          Auction assistant – collect vouchers and hampers from donating companies, this only requires assistance for the months of June/July

If you prefer to help without committing to monthly meetings there are lots of smaller tasks we would appreciate your help with such as making signs, driving for food pick-ups, etc.  Please just drop us a line with your interest.If you are interested in any of these positions please contact Jo - jo@woodward.co.nz or Lucy - lucymacginley@yahoo.com.au

Thank you in advance for supporting your school community during 2015.

Lucy MacGinley - FOMS Chairperson

Jo Woodward - Fair Convener

COMING UP IN TERM 2
BOT Meeting - 21st May
FOMS Meeting - 27th May
Quiz Night - June 5th
Library Book Week - June 9th TBC
TGIF Cafe - 12th June
BOT Meeting - June 18th
Matariki School Celebration - June 18th
FOMS Meeting - June 24th
Sausage Sizzle - June 26th
Learning-athon - TBC
Parent Movie Night - TBC 
Please see school calendar for confirmed dates.

There are lots of things going on this year, so we just want to simplify it all for you.....

SCHOOL WEBSITE - Main website for student and parent information

COMMUNITY WEBSITE (this one) - information on school events and fundraisers

FACEBOOK PAGE - connecting with our school community and keeping you up to date with local & school events

All updates will feed through to our facebook page, so follow us to keep informed!

WRAP IT UP - making payments easy for all school transactions including school donations, activity fees, school events, sausage sizzles etc

EZLUNCH - online school lunch delivery service

FEEL FREE TO CONTACT US WITH ANY SUGGESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE OR IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO GET INVOLVED IN ANY WAY!

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IF YOU HAVE ANY IDEAS FOR FUTURE FUNDRAISING EVENTS, PLEASE GET IN TOUCH....

FAIR COMMITTEE

FRIENDS OF MAUNGAWHAU (FOMS)

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