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FRIENDS OF MAUNGAWHAU SCHOOL (FOMS)

FOMS is our school’s community group which serves to support our school and its families. Getting involved is a great way to learn about what’s happening in your child’s school, to develop friendships and to contribute your ideas, skills and energy to making the school a great hub.

FOMS is an open community. Anyone who is interested is welcome and encouraged to participate. All parents and teachers are considered part of the community.

Each term a FOMS meeting will be held that everyone is welcome to attend. You’ll hear from school leadership about what is happening in the school and have an opportunity to share your ideas. From these meetings, committees may be formed to plan and carry out specific events, like the annual School Fair. Participation is entirely voluntary for all roles. You can choose to get more actively involved by helping in a variety of ways. Please read more below about FOMS opportunities.

To share your ideas or find out more, please get in touch with Milena Cooper foms@maungawhau.school.nz

For further information on how to get involved, upcoming events and meeting dates, please visit the School Community Website www.maungawhauschoolcommunity.co.nz

You can also keep up to date via our Facebook page

FOMS GOALS

  • Nurture our school culture and spirit through inclusiveness
  • Engage parents and whanau in the school and wider school community
  • Provide a forum for parents and caregivers to help understand our school and how our community can provide support
  • Assist in fundraising and community/fun events
  • Enhance school communication systems
  • Encourage relationship building between families and our school

FOMS ROLES

Chairperson: Milena Cooper foms@maungawhau.school.nz

Secretary: Sheree Jaggard foms@maungawhau.school.nz

Class Liaisons:

Each classroom requires a parent to act as Class Liaison. This volunteer role helps to connect and support engagement between your students’ families with each other and your teachers.

The time commitment is minimal – a few hours a term.

The main responsibilities are to communicate with all the parents in the class and to coordinate a few activities that encourage parents and teachers to get together. You’ll circulate a class list (opt-in) so parents who are interested can contact each other.  Attending the FOMS meetings (held once a term) is recommended as it’s your opportunity to learn what’s happening, share your ideas, and to help out.

Being the class liaison is a great way to get more involved – you’ll get to know your child’s teacher and how things work in the school. You’ll also develop a greater sense of belonging and friendships with other parents and people throughout the school.

You’ll be provided with more information from Karen Blanchard in the school office, your teacher and FOMS to support you in this role.

If this interests you, please talk with your classroom teacher at the start of the year.

FUNDRAISING AND COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

We would like to approach fundraising with greater emphasis on the children, family fun, and spreading activities across the year.

As Maungawhau School is a decile 10 school, it relies on fundraising led by the school community to raise money to pay for additional and discretionary products and services that enhance the learning experiences and environment at the school, such as technology in the classrooms, sports coordinator role, new classroom furniture and more.

Our fundraising efforts go into improving the school for all our students. Our latest big project was renovating the outdoor Tuanui Court which will cost the school over $500K once fully completed. This means that hosting regular events and fundraisers we can continue to improve the school and its facilities for our whole community to enjoy.

We host….

Sausage sizzles, ice block sales, discos (year around)
Education Challenge Fundraiser (“athon”, once per year)
Parent Quiz Night (Term 3)
School Fair (Term 4)
and more…

Parents are welcome to suggest and run their own fundraisers, so please get in touch if you are interested in getting a team together for an event or idea you may have.

If you prefer to help without committing to big projects, there are lots of smaller tasks that we would greatly appreciate your help. Please contact us with your interest.

Thank you in advance for supporting your school community.

 


Thanks for your support at last years fair - the total raised was $72,461 which is an amazing effort!!  Please check out our sponsors and show them thanks by supporting them like they support us.   Congratulations and very well done to everyone who contributed to making this such a fantastic and successful event!

 


With special thanks to our amazing 2019 Fair Sponsors:  The generous contributions of these businesses have played an important part in making our 2019 a success. Interested in becoming a Fair sponsor? Please contact the Fair Committee below.


                  


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