This year saw the development of a new structure and the addition of new members to the Fundraising Group. Building on the efforts of previous years parents our aims were to raise money for our school to provide additional resources for the kids, to increase the feeling of community and foster positive relationships amongst the parents and provide memorable experiences for our school community. With the help of year level representatives and support from the entire school community we were able to run lots of fun and successful fundraising events this year.
The biggest highlights of the year were our first school Colour Run which saw the oval transformed into a world of colour and our annual Spring Fair; an event the children at Drysdale Primary School always look forward to. Other PFG events this year included Family Dance Night, the Mother’s and Father’s Day stalls, Trivia Night, Parent’s Social Night, Drysdale Community Market, 2019’s Prep orientation BBQ and the second hand uniform shop. A special thanks to Clancey McKenzie who took on the second hand uniform shop this year; providing a very valuable service to our school community.
The PFG has greatly appreciated the support of our school community; especially our parent volunteers and feel that this has been a very successful fundraising year. We are very keen and excited to see the money raised implemented at our school. So far this includes a portable sound system, outdoor seating, line marking on sporting areas, lunch time activities for the shipping container, equipment for each year level for the inquiry learning program, head sets for performing arts, microphones for kids matter, materials for working bees, Year 6 graduation funding and subsidising the new Cyber Safety Program for years 4-6 for 2019. Plans for spending in 2019 will include the continued support of the inquiry program for each year level and a large financial contribution to the Stage 1 construction of the outside play space and landscaping.
We wish the Drysdale School Community a safe and happy Christmas and we look forward to your continued support in 2019.
Kylie Atkinson, Anna Richardson, Renee Colley, Jen Marsham, Sarah Gallagher and Clancey McKenzie PFG