Thanks to all of our school community who have supported our fundraising events in 2016. Through fundraising the PTA have raised approximately $7,000 this year.
These funds have enabled us to make a total of $6,730.00 of donations to the school this year for the following:
Hub Donations 2016 $4,000.00 (used by teachers to subsidise transport costs etc for trips)
Hub 1 Sand/Water Toys $1000.00
Garden improvements $630.00
Table Tennis Tables $600.00
School Guitar $500.00
We have also invested in a large 45m x 5m waterslide enjoyed by the children (and some adults) at the PTA Fun Friday last week which we intend to utilise for fundraising events in 2017.
As well as the hard work of our committee of seven we would not be able to raise these funds without the support of businesses, we would particularly like to acknowledge the support of the following businesses:
Coupland’s Bakery, Gate Pa – who cook and box our pies for Pie Day Friday
Arbor Reman Limited – who donate 30 cubic metres of firewood for us to sell each year
Raymond Transport Limited – for delivering the container of firewood
MSL Builders Limited – for lending us their tip truck to help with firewood deliveries
Hellers Sausages in Schools – who donated 960 sausages at no cost
The Warehouse, Tauranga Crossing – who provided the noodles for our slide at cost
Tarpaulin Makers, Mt Maunganui – who gave a generous discount on the manufacture of our slide
We are always in need of extra help so if you or a business you are involved in could help us with fundraising in 2017 please let us know email@example.com
YMCA HOLIDAY PROGRAMME
Summer is on the way and the YMCA Tauranga team is ready for the school holidays with an awesome summer holiday programme based at Gate Pa School with a van service from Welcome Bay Hall and Otumoetai Intermediate.
There’s plenty to keep the kids busy over the long summer holidays with days learning gymnastics, skateboarding, hip hop, and circus skills, as well as themed centre days, summer games, swimming, crafts, and trips.
Contact 579 6530 or go to www.ymcatauranga.org.nz for more information.
Online Holiday Program | Four weeks of fun!
Tauranga City Library
Read books, win prizes! Tauranga City Libraries are running a free, fun summer reading programme called “Sail into Summer Reading”. Children aged 5 to 10 years read library books, tell library staff about their reading and receive incentive prizes and stickers. It’s a great way to encourage reading over summer (and helps keep up reading levels).
For kids starting Intermediate in 2017 there is Teen Mean Reads, where young people read and write reviews of library books and earn free books to keep. Enrolment for both programmes
starts Friday 9th December at all Tauranga City Libraries. Numbers are limited. Phone 577 7220 for information.
CCS Disability Action Swim School
74 14th Avenue in Tauranga has spaces available in their very popular School Holiday Swimming Programme.
Holiday Program January 2017:
Week long blocks – Jan 9th – 13th / 16th – 20th / 23rd – 27th
Mon-Fri half hour lessons between 9am – 1pm
5 lessons $70.00
You choose which week or weeks you wish to swim
Term 1 – Commences Tuesday 31st January 2017
Preschoolers – 9-2pm Monday to Saturday
School age – from 3.15pm Monday – Friday & Saturday mornings
½ hour lessons – heated pool
$13.00 per lesson – Toddler / Parent Classes (Payable as a term fee)
$14.00 per lesson – 3 years and over (Payable as a term fee)
For further information please phone 571 4757