Kia ora, families! We hope you have enjoyed some respite from the school morning rush. There’s lots happening so buckle up!
First up - welcome to our new PTA (and Friends Of) members! It was fantastic to meet you at the PTA AGM and share some of our ideas and plans with you. Thanks for jumping on board, your skills and energy are a welcome addition to the team. There were no changes in roles, we have all happily signed on again for another year of supporting our kids and the school. In brief - Bronwyn Allerby (Chairperson) Sam Perkins (Treasurer) Ashley Kerlin (Secretary) Jo Mellor (Sponsorship) Jasmin Nicholson (Communications), supported by the rest of the amazing PTA members, with Gary Pasfield as BOT Representative.
Next PTA meeting - If you want to be ‘in the know’ about future plans for the school and to have a say in how we fundraise, please come along to the next meeting which is 9am in the staffroom next Monday 10th May and consider becoming a member or friend of the PTA. Learn more about the role and structure of the PTA here https://www.waimauku.school.nz/pta
Golf Day 2021 - a big thanks to the MANY businesses who supported our annual Golf Day, held at Muriwai Golf Club last term. They donated goods and services which we were able to auction off. All of the attendees and school families who placed bids on the donated items dug deep and so the fundraising for the year has had a great kick-start. We had really positive feedback from all of the teams who entered too, with plans already in place for next year’s event. Big thanks to Jo Mellor for shaking the sponsor trees, Nigel and Sam Perkins for their super organisational skills and the rest of the PTA and volunteers on the day who helped to pull it all together.
We will publish a list of all of our sponsors and ask that you support their businesses in return. Each company has received a thank you card from school so if you go into a store or business and see it, do identify yourself as a ‘school mum or dad’ and thank them again for their support.
Save-the-Date - School Disco is planned for Friday 11th June. This will be run along similar lines to the last couple of years with pre-paid wristbands for different ‘packages’ including entry, snacks and glowsticks. Tickets will be available via Kindo at least two weeks prior to the Disco with a CASH ONLY ticket sale on the morning of Wednesday 9th June.
Disco volunteers please!! The Disco can only go ahead with the help of parents on the night. We are often short of helpers for the Senior session so please keep an eye out for the invitation to help out and please put your name down. The pack out is the real killer for those of us who have worked all day setting up and running the Disco, so it’s a massive help to have extra hands to break down all of the ezy-ups and tables etc and make sure the hall is left looking nice and tidy.
Parent’s Night Out - We are looking for some ideas for a fun night for the parents – in the past we’ve run Trivia and Bingo nights, so any ideas along those lines are welcome. Please email the PTA if you’ve got a great idea (firstname.lastname@example.org) or have a chat with any of us in the playground.
Have you bought your Entertainment Book? It is such great value and 20% of the membership cost gets paid back to the school. It’s packed with coupons and vouchers for everything from dining to exploring. It’s a quiet earner for the school but every little bit does help so check it out. It’s now digital, and the app is super easy to use. Learn more here https://www.entertainmentbook.co.nz/
That’s all for now… happy first week of the term and we will be in touch again soon with more details for the Disco.