The FUNdraisers are the Bellevue School Fundraising Committee and volunteers.
We are a group of parents who, in collaboration with the School Board and School Staff, are keen to make a difference for Bellevue School! We like to do this by fundraising with enjoyable, fun experiences that create great school memories for our children and community.
What we plan to achieve
Our ambition is to help fund The Bellevue FUNdraisers Wishlist which is filled with activities and initiatives that support the children’s learning, environment, and out of classroom activities.
How we do it
Some of the fundraising activities that we do are:
End of term Pizza Lunch or Sausage Sizzle, ‘Kids Art Work’ Calendar/Cards etc, Entertainment Book Sales, Biennial Book Fair, and Annual Festive Bake Sale. A first in 2022 we are offering a pre-order hāngī meal for the Matariki Bellevue community evening.
There are also other social activities that we are involved in throughout the year, like the ‘cuppa, snack and chit-chat’ for parents at the school disco.
We loosely have three roles within the FUNdraisers team –
Committee Leaders: Members who like to be hands on as well as regularly attending meetings.
Committee Members: Those who contribute at meetings without any pressure to take on a defined job.
Volunteers: The family and friends who generously give their time to help, without necessarily attending committee meetings. This might look like collating orders and counting payments, helping distribute orders,
assisting with ‘people power’ at social events.
There are many opportunities for you to help! With each event needing a Leader, and often many volunteers to help get what needs doing, done!
Meetings are at 7pm on the Thursday before scheduled School Board Meetings, and when possible are held onsite in the school staffroom or in Whare Iti. They are attended by committee members and a BoT and Teaching representative each. Everyone is welcome to attend without being part of the committee.
We’d love for you to come and join us, to share your ideas and experience, come be part of the fun! The meetings dates are advertised in the school newsletter and are also outlined below -
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Term 2: -
Term 3: -
Term 4: 12 October and 9 November 2023
Our Committee Members and roles are below, and when an opportunity allows, we’ll add a photo in of the team!
Committee Chair: Rebecca Stuart
Committee Secretary: Monique Lepine
School Board Representative: Mandy Mackay
Committee Members: Bridget Allan, Teresa Kennedy, Vinay Hindujah
What we’ve achieved
In the few years prior to 2020, we successfully fundraised for some pretty fun items for our tamariki. Some of these initiatives coincided with the Bellevue School 50th Jubilee Celebrations in 2017, and included the Jubilee Corner playground and new equipment in the “Junior” Playground.
2020-2021, due to the pandemic, a lot of our normal events were indefinitely postponed, but we did manage to raise funds toward the “Senior” Slide installation and new school sport uniforms!
How can you help?
Become a FUNdraiser Committee Member
If you are keen, get in touch with us by email to ensure you are invited to the next meeting!
Support us by being a volunteer
When your child joins school, there is a form that you optionally fill in, or otherwise please send us an email and we will note your details for further contact! Oh! And come along to the committee meetings!
Keeping in touch with the FUNdraisers
To stay in the loop of what fundraising opportunities are happening, please keep an eye on this website, the school newsletter, or join our Facebook group:
Making a donation to FUNdraisers
The recent pandemic events may well continue to present challenges in our ability to run fundraising events for our school, yet the costs continue to rise for the resources we are fundraising for this year.
If you would like to support our school with a financial contribution or donation of goods/services for a raffle, please get in touch by email with our Chair, Rebecca Stuart, email@example.com
Board Rep: firstname.lastname@example.org
Current Fundraising Notices