2018 Fundraising Focus

Our Fundraising Goal for 2018 is $25,000 - Our Progress Bar below

In 2017 Upper Hutt School created a fundraising focus on the development of outdoor learning spaces – spaces to enable opportunities for children to learn outside of the classroom, too.  Spaces that excite, calm, and encourage different types of play and exploration.  

Thanks to the dedicated support of our school community and the generosity of our sponsors, Upper Hutt School achieved our 2017 fundraising target of $25,000!    

This year, 2018, we are continuing to focus our fundraising efforts on our outdoor learning spaces.  The target has been set to raise another $25,000 this year.  We have planned a calendar of fundraising events (you can see event list on the Fundraising Team page), based on past events our school families and wider community enjoyed and supported.  We are currently on track with our 2018 fundraising goal and have currently raised $11,793 (as of 2/8/2018). Planning and preparation for our biggest event of the year, the Family Fun Fiesta are underway. Our aim is to make this a little bigger and even more exciting than last year, aiming for a total of $12,000 (funds raised).   

We know the outdoor learning focus is a huge undertaking for our school and Fundraising Team.  We have reached out to many many businesses local and New Zealand wide to help support our events, and increase our funds raised.  We are thankful that we have had so much support over the last two years. You can see the details of these wonderful businesses on our Community Sponsorship page.  We are also diligent about reaching out to raise funds from our wider community, which is why we have introduced events such as the Outdoor Movie Matinée and the Fiesta to reach further afield.  Where we can, we are also approaching external funds, such as the Upper Hutt City Council, who assisted with our Fiesta in 2017 by covering $2,000 worth of expenses. We currently have an application for the Community Care Fund grant with Transpower for up to $25,000 to cover the short fall that we have currently for the second stage of the Outdoor Learning Spaces Plan.  

The Fundraising Team have also been successful with their application to partner with The Warehouse Upper Hutt as part of the Customer Choice ‘Bags for Good’ programme which runs until the end of January 2019.  So, every time you choose to purchase a bag with your purchases at The Warehouse Upper Hutt, please make sure you ask for a TOKEN, which you can use to vote for our school in their customer choice ballot boxes.  At the end of each six month period funds raised are given to each of the store community partners according to their percentage of total votes. So please help us collect votes!