The role of the Fraser Crescent Home and School Association is to raise funds to support the activities of the school and additional activities that are not funded by the Ministry of Education. This may be to subsidise school trips, fund the purchase of new resources & equipment, entertainers and any additional items that may arise throughout the year. The Home and School also organise fun activities for the children such as Children’s Day events and school discos. This additional funding ensures ALL children the equal opportunity to participate and benefit.
WHO WE ARE
The Home and School association consists of parents, just like you. We are passionate about supporting our school and our children’s education. We meet the 1st Wednesday of every month at 7:00pm in the staffroom and we would welcome new committee members on board.
The 2012 Home and School committee are:
Louisa Parker (Chairperson)
Sheri Corston (Secretary)
Andrew Tait (Treasurer)
John Channer (School Principal)
All parents and caregivers of children attending Fraser Crescent School are automatically members of the Home and School Association. If you don’t have the time to join the committee or come along to meetings but would still like to be involved in fundraising activities, you are more than welcome to contact any of the committee members above and offer your help.
OUR FINANCIAL GOAL FOR 2012
Our financial goal is to raise $10,000 for the school in 2012 (we achieved the same goal last year). This money will be used to buy books, sporting equipment and sports uniforms, classroom consumables, subsidise entertainers and bus trips, and more.
In a typical year, the Home and School makes the following contributions to the school:
$3,000 for classroom consumables (paper, books, paints, etc)
$2,000 for the library
$1,500 for teaching manuals
$2,000 for new sports equipment
plus many more smaller items such as bus trips, entertainers etc
All of these contributions came from fundraising – and we are immensely thankful to all of you for supporting these initiatives.
2012 FUNDRAISING ACTIVITIES
Our main fundraising activities for 2012 are:
Manning the gates and carpark at Te Marua Speedway. The season goes from November to April, and we are always looking for helpers. We have a deal with Wellington Speedway Association that provides FREE ACCESS to family members of workers – what a great way to get free entertainment for the family!
Chocolates and Lollies. Every year we purchase a bulk order of a mixture of Cadbury chocolates and Natural Confectionary Company lollies. We really need your support to sell these to your friends, workmates and extended family. This is a big money earner for the school. The cost per bar or bag is $2.50. Just like last year, boxes of chocolates and lollies are available from the school office. Please return the money from your sales to the office as well.
Basic-facts-a-thon. Last year the basic-facts-a-thon raised in excess of $1500. It was a huge success and it was great to have a fund-raiser intimately linked to the school curriculum.
School Disco. This will be in August again this year. The kids have a fantastic time at the disco, so make sure you keep this night free.
Spring Festival stall. The Upper Hutt Spring Festival will be in early September, and like the last few years we will have a stall outside Kristin’s Flower Shoppe on Main Street (next door to Mayfair Café). Thanks to Tracy Harker, we always get a good spot and (fingers crossed for good weather) usually sell a truckload of candy floss
We all want our kids to have the best possible education and enjoy their school experience. In reality, this is highly dependent upon funding – and the government simply doesn’t provide enough. Supplementary funding from locally-run fundraising activities is vital to purchase even basic necessities like pens and paper, let alone provide money for extracurricular activities like sports and entertainers.
Get behind your Home and School Association. We’re working hard for you, and we need your support.
The 2012 Home & School Association Committee