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
Our first Family Fun Fiesta was held on a beautiful spring day in 2017 (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. We are looking forward to our next Family Fun Fiesta on Saturday 27 October 2018 (rain day Sunday 28 October)
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. Next Sausage Sizzle is Friday 18th May 2018.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Pita Pit School Lunches

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

  • School Disco

    Friday 29th June 2018. Tickets are on sale now at the school office.

  • Entertainment Book

    We receive $13 for every book ordered through our account. https://www.entertainmentbook.co.nz/orderbooks/1053c69

  • Kelsey McGarry With Heart - Family Photography Shoot

    Bookings going out soon, for your family photo shoot with Kelsey McGarry Photographer, for Saturday 18th, and Sunday 19th August 2018.

  • 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 & gifts to be purchased again later in 2018.

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.

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 Term 3, date to be advised.

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

    • Indoor Play Wet Day Activities for Classes
    • 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


  • Jo Grant

    Tumuaki / Principal
  • Zoe Eggleton

    Deputy Principal
  • Paula Glen

  • Kylie Thorpe

    Deputy Chairperson & Grants
  • Sarah Dee

  • Vic Nation

  • Kelly Amberger

    Fundraising Team
  • Selena Moke

    Fundraising Team
  • Janine Wood

    Fundraising Team
  • Nikki Martin

    Fundraising Team
  • Asher Boardman

    Fundraising Team