Welcome:

Parents and Co is not just for parents at Waiheke Primary School, it is for anyone who wants to see the school thrive, and our children get the best of start in life.

We have some serious objectives, but we have some great fun pulling together, and creating some really great events:

· Raise funds for projects/goals that will benefit our children’s education

· Provide a communication link between home and school

· Support & promote parent/teacher education

· Encourage whānau involvement in all aspects of the school community

Two of the campaigns we keep supporting throughout the year are:

· Parent volunteers / police vetting – if you want to volunteer to help with any of the school activities working with the children, you need to be police checked. We cover the cost of the application. Just fill in the form, and take it in to the office to be processed (along with two forms of ID). Please allow about 3 weeks for the process. You can pick up a hard copy of the form in the school office, or you can print it from here. https://www.police.govt.nz/advice-services/businesses-and-organisations/nz-police-vetting-service/forms-and-guides

· Givealittle page – we need more LSAs (Learning Support Assistants / teacher aides) at our school, and for just $25 you can make a real difference by funding an hour of their time. Read more about this essential service, and find out how you can make a difference: https://givealittle.co.nz/org/waihekeprimaryneedsmorelsas

· Hardship Fund - If any families are in need of financial assistance for school commitments, such as sports trips, stationery or uniforms, help could be just a conversation away. Please reach out to either P&Co (Lucy 022 637 6246) or our Principal - nick@waiheke.school.nz

If you would like to see more information about our governance framework, you can read the Agreement between WPS and the Board of Trustees, and the Parents and Co Constitution here.

Contact us:

We are keen to hear from everyone all year round, so if you have any brilliant ideas, or just have a few questions about what’s going on, please do give us a call. Lucy 022 637 6246 or email parentsandco@gmail.com

Our meetings:

Thank you to all the parents who came to our last meeting on 24 May. We made some really great progress, and you will start to see some progress on the following campaigns:

· Social Media

· Road Safety

· Quiz Night

We catch up twice a term for general committee meetings, and everyone is welcome.

Our next meeting is Tuesday 2 August at 7:30pm – we would love to see you there! But if you can’t make it, we still want to know what you think, so please get in touch, and we will make sure your priorities are included on the agenda.


Introducing your committee:

Each year, March is re-election time, so for the 2022-2023 committee your executive positions are:

Watch this space:

There is more to come! We have a lot of great stories to share with you about how all your support is providing real benefit to our children.

Don’t forget, we are here to listen, so please give us a call or send us an email: Lucy 022 637 6246 or email parentsandco@gmail.com


2022 Fundraising Goals

We are currently fundraising for more Learning Support Assistants (Teacher Aides)

You can contribute to this fund on our Givealittle site.

Remember that Parents & Co. is. registered charity and all donations are tax deductible.

Thank you so much for your support!

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