FUNDRAISING FOR MAUNGAWHAU SCHOOL

 

OUR SCHOOL FAIR - 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 2016 we would like to approach fundraising with greater emphasis on the kids, family fun, and spreading the workload across the year.

Due to a lot of the Fair Committee members moving on or stepping down, we are looking for new team members who would like to get involved....big or small! 

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 yet to be set. (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.

2015 our target was set at $85,700 and we raised just over $126.000.

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 email us if you are interested in any of these positions - lucymacginley@yahoo.com.au.

Thank you in advance for supporting your school community during 2016.

Lucy MacGinley & Lara Hrsitc - FOMS CO-Chairperson

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For over 100 years Maungawhau school has been a pillar of the Mount Eden community. It is a very popular decile 10 school, with a relatively small catchment area, and is attended by more than 650 children.

Fundraising is very important in our school as we receive the least amount of government funding which directly impacts our children’s schooling life.  

Fundraising is split over a number of activities not only to help us reach our annual target but also to provide a supportive environment that ALL parents are encouraged to be a part of - let’s have some fun while we support our children and the school.   Be part of your school community by getting involved, it is also great way to meet people.

We have a number of fundraising events during the year, including a School Fair and an Auction Night, that provide excellent opportunities for Sponsors’ participation to gain the attention of very motivated decile 10 parents who form the tight-knit Maungawhau community as well as the large number people who attend events from across Auckland.

The annual School Fair is a highlight of the local community’s calendar, attracting thousands of attendees from the local area and far beyond. It is a fun, vibrant and energetic event offering a wide range of food, entertainment and shopping experiences over the course of the day.

The fair is the key fundraising event for the school with profits being reinvested directly into projects and initiatives that benefit the school and its pupils.

Check out "What's On" for upcoming events.
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IF YOU HAVE ANY IDEAS FOR FUTURE FUNDRAISING EVENTS, PLEASE GET IN TOUCH....

FAIR COMMITTEE

FRIENDS OF MAUNGAWHAU (FOMS)

SOUGHT AFTER AREAS - Volunteers of services and or donations of goods

Accounting
Admin 
Art
Auctioneer
Bakery
Cinema and Theatre - hire, front of house, ticketing
Crafts - fabric, paper, other
Cultural events and language
Decorating and design
Displays
Entertainment eg DJ, music, Quiz master
Ex-cel spreadsheets
Fashion
Food - international
Food - retail eg chips, drinks, meat, pizza, caterer
Food - wholesale eg Gilmours
Festivals
Garden supplies
Gardening services
Graphic Design
IT
Interpreter services 
Labour (working bees)
Languages- Te Reo Maori, Japanese, Mandarin, Cantonese
Media - print, radio, tv
Money handling (esp Fair day)
Public speakers (motivational/entertainment/education)
PR
Printing
Raffle donation goods and services
Sales
Security (“Door Bouncers”)
Specialist knowledge eg computing, languages, art
Signage & Display

......and many more!

IF YOU HAVE ANY OF THESE SKILLS OR ANYTHING ELSE THAT MIGHT BE USEFUL, THEN PLEASE GET IN TOUCH VIA THIS FORM.