Fundraising fun kicks off at Howrah Primary

By Howrah Primary School

HOWRAH Primary School is in for a jam-packed year of fun-filled family events thanks to the hard work of the school’s Parents and Friends (P&F) committee.

Led by president Sarah McDonald and vice-president Merrin Pike, the P&F committee consists of a group of motivated, willing and hard working parents who organise fundraising events to assist with the purchase of additional school equipment and supplies.

Howrah Primary School kindergarten teacher Purdie Reason said the 2017 school year got off to a great start with a P&F barbecue and school disco.

“The event was very well attended by the school community and provided the opportunity for families to meet teaching staff, make connections and enjoy the DJ, barbecue and dancing,” she said.

The Forbes family were one of many who enjoyed the evening’s festivities.

“It was great meeting all my friends and being able to run around the school with them,” Avalon Forbes, 10, said.

Henry Forbes, 8, said he liked the “cool” DJ and food.

Their mother, Vanessa, said the event was a “great way” to mix with other school families and see the children all having fun.

Additional P&F events scheduled for this year include an Easter raffle, school discoes, a walkathon, cake stalls, Mother’s and Father’s Day stalls and the bi-annual school fair, which will be held on Friday 10 November.

Ms Reason said that all fundraising efforts held throughout the year would go toward the upgrade and re-surfacing of the school’s two netball and basketball courts.

“There is a substantial cost associated with this, so a big year of fundraising is ahead,” she said.

The P&F committee would like to hear from anyone who has a suggestion or would like to help out or make a donation.

For more information or to express your interest, email howrahpandf@gmail.com.

Caption: Howrah Primary School students, from left, Jarvis Bosworth, Mason Pike, Cooper Wells and Zac Blake at the recent P&F barbecue and school disco.