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Kaikorai Parent Group Newsletter 2020

Kia ora, hello, guten tag, talofa lava, nǐ hǎo, bonjour, hola

What a year it has been, and we know that all parents, caregivers, families and whānau are so grateful for the wonderful teachers and leadership we had from Kaikorai School during this unprecedented year.

The Parent Group thought it might be helpful for those that are new to the school community and even the not-so-new families, to get an update on what the Parent Group has been up to over the last year. Anyone who is a parent/ caregiver of children at Kaikorai school is welcome to join this group and we are always looking for more parents to join.

The Parent Group meets once a month where members plan for future fund-raising activities that are to be undertaken throughout the year and help decide what programmes and resources are to be bought for the school. It is a great opportunity to meet other parents that you may not normally meet through your children’s peer group, as well as an opportunity to be informed of upcoming activities occurring at the school.

What the Kaikorai Parent Group did in 2020

The fundraising efforts of the Parent Group is used to fund activities and or resources that your child may not normally be able to do. Did you know every time your child goes on a school excursion trip (swimming, museum etc) the bus trip is most likely to be paid for by the Parent Group.

So as a way of summary the Parent Group is providing an overview of the activities they have undertaken in 2020.

- School discos (March, December)

- Calendar Art

- Kaikorai Hoodies and Jackets

- Street Party

- Pizza days

- Sausage sizzles

- Tea towels

All of the funds raised through these initiatives totalled $$33,000

What we spent the money on

The new junior playground $50,000

School Camp- approx. $500

Leavers gifts (Yr6s) approx. $800

Chat Bus Counselling Service $5,000

Education Outside The Classroom (EOTC). $5,000 - Including the juniors trip to the movies, trips to the Art Gallery, Otago Museum and The Settlers Museum to name just a few.

Join up

If you are interested in being involved come along to the next Parent Group meeting in Room 1A on March 24 at 7pm or email pg@kaikorai.school.nz to find out more.

Thanks to everyone that has supported the activities the Parent Group has organised– we couldn’t do it without your support!! Have a safe and relaxing break with your family/whānau.

Jackie Jones

The Kaikorai Parent Group