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The crazy crew of fundraising parents, are generally aided by our very own Gordon (DP). Our monthly meetings include planning, negotiating, debating and laughter and are anything but boring. As a high tech PA, we have gone paperless and are trying out a new booking system for all our events - trybooking.co.nz. Check this out.
We love to see new faces and the more members we have, the more we are able to achieve, and, ultimately, enhance the school for our children and future generations.
The Association’s job is to foster community spirit among parents and also raise money for the school.
We do this by catering at many functions throughout the school year and by running fundraising events -- always a great way to bring the school community together.
Our two major fundraising events each year are the ‘Big Night Out’ at the end of Term 2 and the College ‘Fun Run’ at the end of Term 3. The ‘Big Night Out’ is a themed dance and is a huge success year after year as parents get to spend a rare night out dancing away to a live band. Fabulous decorations, great food and a bar contribute to the occasion.
The ‘Fun Run’ is an opportunity for the college to link with the Glendowie / St Heliers community as everyone, young or old, is invited to take part. Some of the local primaries are friendly rivals for having the most participants at the event!
Follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/GlendowieCollegeParentsAssociation/ to keep up with the news about our events, competitions with locally sourced prizes, and if there is anything to know - we usually know it first and post it!!
Being on the PA is a great way to feel involved in the school and find out a bit more about what goes on than what you may learn from your teenager! It is also a forum for you to give feedback to the staff and board member and have a say on proposed changes. And we have a lot to say!!!
We meet roughly once a month in the College Staffroom on Thursdays at 7pm for about an hour. Meetings are also attended by a senior staff member and a Trustee of the Board who each give an update on events.
Pop it in your calendar right now - 7 February, 7 March (AGM/Meeting), 4 April, 9 May, 6 June, 25 July, 22 August, 19 September.
Chairperson: Sara Haddon Treasurer: Megan HollisterSecretary & Social Media/Facebook: Sara StythePhotography: Lianne Thomas, Ava Whitehead (Student) & Sara Haddon
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