2018 Fundraising Team Focus

Upper Hutt School’s major fundraising focus this year continues to be the development of outdoor learning spaces. Children learn inside and outside the classroom and we want to develop outdoor spaces that excite, that calm, and encourage different types of play and exploration, for example an amphitheater, quiet spaces, vibrant gardens and sun shading while using a variety of materials, art and plants.

View the Outdoor Learning Spaces Masterplan
$25,000 Fundraising Goal for 2018

Family Fun Fiesta 2017
Our Family Fun Fiesta was held on a beautiful spring day (after days of rain!). Our school grounds were filled with family entertainment, colourful school stalls, community promotional groups, and fun activities for the children. We estimated several thousand people from our wider community attended our event. Everywhere you looked, there were smiling faces. The event had a great family atmosphere.
View the Family Fun Fiesta Gallery Here, then click on any photo to view image
“With heart warming community support, we raised over $27,000 in 2017, thank you so much”

2018 Fundraising Events

  • Sausage Sizzle Fundraiser

    Every Term. Dates to be confirmed.

  • The Great Kingsley Heights Fun Run & Walk

    Friday 23 March 2018. A great challenge for the children, and one of our major annual events, for over 25 years.
    Download a copy of the Fun Run sponsorship form

  • An Outdoor Big Screen Movie Matinee & Family Picnic - Community Event

    Sunday 8th April 2018, School Grounds open 12pm, Movie – “Sing” starts at 1.15pm. Hot Food, Drinks and Treats available or BYO Picnic.

  • Quiz Night

    Saturday 12th May 2018 at the Cossie Club, much fun for our school community. Get your teams sorted, tickets on sale from April.

  • Pita Pit School Lunches

    We offer Pita Pit lunch each Friday, with www.LunchOnLine.co.nz

  • School Disco

    2018 Date to be confirmed.

  • Entertainment Book

    Thank you for purchasing your 2017 Entertainment Book with us, we receive $13 for every book that was ordered. 2018 Book to be confirmed.

  • Upper Hutt School Family Fun Fiesta

    The Fiesta is back! Saturday 27th October 2018, this is an amazing day with great fun, food and entertainment.

  • Children's Calendar Art

    Lots of great stationary to be purchased again later in 2018.

About the Team

The Upper Hutt School Fundraising Team is made up of parents and supporters from the school who raise funds to enrich our school environment. 

The Team meets twice a term, in the staffroom at 7pm.   We are  a focussed friendly group, who work alongside the principal to purchase items for your children that are carefully selected by the school staff.

New Team members are always very welcome, and we appreciate that the level of involvement from each member is always dependent on the individual’s personal, family and work commitments and that this will alter from time to time.  We all bring many attributes and skills to the team which enables us to achieve fantastic results for our school.  If you are interested in joining our Team please do speak to one of our Members (we are listed below), or please come along to our next meeting to find out more information and see what works for you. 

Alternatively, you may wish to become a Friend of the Team and support us by volunteering an hour or two to assist at the fundraising events we have organised.  We are always appreciative of any extra help!  If so, please contact one of the Team or email us at fundraisingteam@upperhuttschool.nz with your contact details

Our next meeting will be held Thursday, 22nd March 2018, at 7pm, in Ruma Hapori (old Dental Clinic). All welcome.

Purchases that the Fundraising Team have been made possible for Upper Hutt School in recent years are:

    • Fridge for the Medical Room
    • Basketball and Netball Hoops
    • Heat Pumps for classrooms and library
    • Painting of the asphalt play areas
    • Play area improvements
    • Additional PE gear
    • School BBQ
    • Replacement of the junior slide
    • Hall bathroom renovations
    • Ovens for the hall
    • Sport tops
    • Leavers supper
    • Playground bridge
    • Equipment for school’s groundsmen
    • Contribution towards boundary fence


  • Jo Grant

    Tumuaki / Principal
  • Sarah Dee

  • Paula Glen

    Co Secretary
  • Vic Nation

    Co Secretary
  • Kylie Thorpe

  • Selena Moke

    Fundraising Team
  • Janine Wood

    Fundraising Team
  • Nikki Martin

    Fundraising Team
  • Hayley Lister

    Fundraising Team