Community fundraising exceeds $60k target
At the beginning of 2018, the Community & Fundraising committee sat down with leadership to identify the most pressing fundraising need for the school. After consultation with teachers, the school decided upon a new Covered Outdoor Community And Learning Space (COCALS, formerly COLA) that could be used for both school and local community purposes.
Over 18 months, the C&F committee has put on numerous fundraising events to achieve the $60,000 COCALS fundraising target that was set for us by the Governing Council. The school community has provided tremendous support of all these events, including Mother’s and Father’s Day Stalls, the 2018 Fringe event, two Quiz Nights, an Autumn Community Market, Cake Stalls and ice block days.
I want to take this opportunity to thank all of the families in our school community not just for supporting these events, but also volunteering time and donating money to the many and varied fundraisers throughout the year.
I am thrilled to announce that our recent Quiz Night raised $17840, taking our total funds raised for the COCALS to approximately $66,500. Progress on the COCALS is now well underway with an engineering report on the proposed building area expected shortly. We will continue to update the school as new milestones in the construction process are reached.
In the interim, there’s more fundraising to be done. To create an outdoor structure with all the bells and whistles, we need to continue our efforts in fundraising right through 2020. Our next major community event is the Musical (end of week 1, term 3) and we hope that families from all year levels are able to attend what is set to be an incredible musical production.
Chair C&F Committee