Fundraising Team

About the Team

The Upper Hutt School Fundraising Team is made up of dedicated parents and staff, who raise funds to benefit and enrich the school environment.

The Team meets twice a term, at school, usually in the evenings with some day time meetings when needed.   We are  a focussed friendly group, who work alongside the principal and her staff to raise funds for the school, supporting the purchasing of items, development of the school grounds, or funding extra support needed for the school community.

We continue to develop our Team and are always looking forward to the next opportunity to come together to benefit our school and wider community.  If you would like to know more information about our team, upcoming events, or offer some feedback for us we would love to hear from you.

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 13 December 2018, in Rūma Hapori.

“With heart warming community support, we raised over $27,000 in 2017,
thank you so much”
CLICK here to see what we have achieved over the last 2 years

The Team Members

  • Jo Grant

    Tumuaki / Principal
  • Zoe Eggleton

    Deputy Principal - Ngā Kōhuri - Rūma Tekau ma whā (Year 5/6)
  • Paula Glen

    Chairperson
  • Kylie Thorpe

    Deputy Chairperson & Grants
  • Sarah Dee

    Treasurer
  • Vic Nation

    Secretary
  • Kelly Amberger

    Fundraising Team
  • Janine Wood

    Fundraising Team
  • Nikki Martin

    Fundraising Team
  • Sarah Pratt

    Fundraising Team
  • Lainie Monk

    Fundraising Team

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

    • Indoor Play Wet Day Activities for Classes
    • Outdoor Learning Spaces Master Plan
    • 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
    • Paper Shredder for school
    • Hall bathroom renovations
    • Ovens for the hall
    • Sport tops
    • Year 6 Graduation Contribution
    • Playground bridge
    • Equipment for school’s groundsmen
    • Contribution towards boundary fence
    • Projector for the hall
    • A bike suitable for children with higher needs