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Taonga Reverse Advent Calendar

For Christmas this year the Taonga Syndicate did a Reverse Advent Calendar. Each child was allocated a day to bring in a contribution to the CARE Waitakere Trust who make up Christmas hampers for needy families. We were overwhelmed with the generosity and thoughtfulness of the children.
Thanks so much to the parents who helped us make the hampers up this morning and to Marc and Mark who delivered them.
Merry Christmas from the Taonga Syndicate.

Trusts Funding Application Approved

Today we received the news that our latest application to The Trusts Community Foundation was approved! This time we’ve been given $15,000 to upgrade some of our older iPad sets which have now reached end-of-life.

The Trusts monopoly on alcohol sales has been a topic for discussion in local media and social media lately, and it’s worth pointing out that the money we receive from The Trusts is invaluable, it has funded almost our entire ICT purchasing programme for over a decade. To see this funding source dry up just for the minor convenience of being able to buy wine at the supermarket, instead of the shop right next door to the supermarket would be crippling for us.

Since 2003 alone (as far back as the digital records go) we’ve received $231,732 from The Trusts. That’s a figure impossible to replace.

Room 13 Charity

On Market Day Room 13 raised lots of money.  We had so much that we decided to donate some food to Care Waitakere.  It is for the poor people that have no food.  It is very sad for their kids and them.  We gave them lots of things, like jam, rice, 2 minute noodles and tea.  We hope that they like the food we bought them. I got them chilli beans.

By Daniel Edmonds.


Matipo Fruit Trees Doing Good

The beautiful pears and apples that were on the trees out the back of Room 17 have been harvested by the Community Fruit Harvest group. Interestingly, they are the Mitre 10 Community Group of the Year 2016

These volunteers harvest fruit and donate it. The West Auckland branch gives their produce to the Salvation Army and Vision West (an organisation helping families in need). 

They were in awe of the fruit as they don’t often come across such a healthy, high quality bounty. Must be that strong heritage gene!


Fiji Appeal

What a fantastic, responsive and caring school community you are! A total of $1400 was raised for the Fijian Relief appeal which we will donate to the NZ Red Cross. A huge congratulations and thanks to you all! The winning classes were Rm 6 and Rm 20.

Fijian Cyclone Disaster Fundraiser

As you will have read, Cyclone Winston was the most powerful storm in history. It has devastated Fiji with 46 deaths to date and smashed thousands of houses.

We have Fijian children at our school. Both our cleaning teams have had their family homes destroyed.

This Wednesday 2nd March we are going to have a Pacific dress up theme, with children invited to wear Pacific shirts, skirts, leis, flowers in their hair etc. in return for a gold coin donation.

The winning class will win a box of Nice Blocks – a healthy ice block without sugar, locally sourced organic fruit based.

Please consider supporting this very worthwhile cause. Parental donations can also be made at the office.