Friends of Our School (FOS)

FOS Fundraising Committee

Dear Parents/Caregivers,

The key focus of the FOS is to work together in an open and friendly environment to organise and promote fundraising events and raise much needed funds for the school and the betterment of our students. We meet on average once a month and we are always looking for new members and new ideas for fundraising, remember many hands make light work. If you are interested in contributing or suggesting ideas then please do not hesitate to contact anyone of us in the team via the office or my contact details below.

Our focus for 2017 was to raise funds towards the cost of rebuilding the school playground. Your continued support for our fundraising activities contributed to the final Total of $7,512.

On top of the general fund-raising activities the FOS committee also applied for a number of grants to assist towards the substantial cost of the new playground. The following grants were successful during the year 2017.  With a total of $40,000 received, Pelorus Trust and Pub Charity giving $20,000 each. We also received a grant of $10,000 in January 2018 from First Sovereign Trust Ltd toward playground costs.

$19,000 is now our target and our Fundraising activities in 2018 continue to go towards this target!

So What fundraising is Planned for 2018?

¨ Mufti Day Friday 2 March to celebrate Children’s Day

¨ We will continue with Ice-blocks on Fridays for Term 1. We are still offering 5 trip tickets!

¨ Our Famous Easter Raffle returns for this Easter, Anytime from now please drop in an Easter Item to the office go towards our prizes! Last year we had over 50 Prizes!!

¨ Look out for information about ordering Premium Hot Cross Buns in the 3 weeks leading up to Easter. These will be made by local bakery Fix Federation. There is also a Movie night planned for Term 1.

¨ For later in the year we will be offering the School Disco, Entertainment Books and Calendars and Sausage Sizzles! To name but a few!

Who we are:
Chairperson: Barry Arthur
Treasurer: Yen Jong
Secretary: Jan Simmons
Principal: Karolina Surynt-Tapiki
Committee members: Barry Arthur, Yen Jong, Jan Simmons, Monique Macdonald, Tim Watson, Helena Sio, Sez Brannigan, Amy Walker, Robyn Burger

The Friends of Our School (FOS) Committee