Friends of Pinehill School (FOPS)
Pinehill School Parent Teacher Association (PTA)
The Friends of Pinehill School (FOPS) are a fundraising and support network of parents assisting our school to connect our community and the school to deliver quality learning for our children.
The committee’s objective is to fundraise and to organise enjoyable activities and events for the children and families of Pinehill School. The money we raise is used to obtain additional items for the school that government funding does not allow for. Every year in conjunction with the Board of Trustees we set ourselves a fundraising target and goal.
Over the years the funds raised have been used to purchase some great equipment and resources for the children at Pinehill School. For example the field court, the playgrounds, paved concrete/rebound wall, sandpit cover, outdoor chess set, sandpit toys, car racing track, weather screens outside the school hall, two gazebos, a teardrop flag, an interactive sandpit, playground shading, outdoor musical instruments, Chromebooks and playground matting.
We would love to see more parents at our committee meetings or helping out at our fundraising events. It is a great way to become part of a fun and friendly team and to meet new people at the school. Even if you can only give FOPS an hour of your time every now and again, it would be most appreciated, and every child at the school benefits in some way from the fundraising. Grandparents and other family members are also welcome to get involved.
We hold our meetings twice a term in the school staff room. Dates and times are published in the school newsletter.
The fundraising target for 2021 is $20,000, this will be put towards improving our learning environments. We use Kindo for most of our fundraising activities. FOPS KINDO ONLINE SHOP Click here to access.
FUN FOOD FRIDAY and SNACK FOOD FRIDAY
Fund Food Friday and Snack Food Friday dates are advertised in the newsletter and on the school community calendar on the home page of the website.
SECOND-HAND UNIFORMS FOR SALE
We have uniforms available for sale – please click here to view and purchase in our Kindo online shop. Also, we are collecting uniforms to sell. If you have any pieces of uniform you would like to donate, please place in the white box in the health room (Administration block).
ENTERTAINMENT DIGITAL MEMBERSHIP
Entertainment Memberships can start anytime and are packed with thousands of substantial savings on dining, travel, and fun family activities. The official digital membership app will give you unlimited access to these offers anywhere anytime year round. You can now purchase your digital membership using this link, https://nz.entdigital.net/subscription?fundraiser=948b34. For every membership purchased using the above link, 20% will be donated to the school. Special Offers will be advertised through the school newsletter.
FOPS KINDO ONLINE SHOPClick here to access.
For donations and other non-Kindo payments, the FOPS ASB bank account number is
12-3059-0414527-00. Please include a reference of your child’s name, room number and the reason for your payment.
Purchase your very own Pinehill School bear and support our school activities throughout the year. This adorable bear is selling at $14.95 and based on the design of the classic TeddyTime Toby Bear with a Pinehill School t-shirt. They are wonderful gifts and can be a great graduation bear to remind our tamariki of their school days. The bear is 20cm head to toe, a same size sample is displayed at the school office. They are available at our Kindo online shop. You can access Kindo
KIDS ART WORKS (Calendar Art) FUNDRAISER
This is an annual FOPS fundraiser to raise money towards environmental improvement at school. Your child’s treasured artwork that they are working on in class can be made into beautiful calendars, greeting cards, diaries, mouse mats and sketch pads which you will be able to purchase. These are easy to post and make perfect Christmas gifts. Dates are advised through school newsletter.
We are collecting 'Yummy' stickers from apples, nectarines, peaches and pears, and bar codes from bags of 'Yummy' fruit. This is a year long promotion, the stickers are exchanged for sports equipment for the school. All stickers and bar codes need to be stuck on the official forms. Please return forms to the dropbox when you have filled them up. Click here to download a “Yummy” sticker sheet to stick your stickers on
FOPS Fundraising Activities 2019 - 2020
Our Supporters and Sponsors
A BIG thank you to our supporters and sponsors of fundraising in previous years …
Laser Strike, Little & Perfect Gifts, Neverland Castle, Little QQ’s Bookstore, EduExperts Browns Bay, Cake4U, Pak’n Save Albany, Vanessa Kay Arbonne, 24#Bakery, J’s Tea, Jin’s Dim Sum, Kit’s Club, Mr Whippy, Pour Moi, Cafe Botannix, The Gateau House, Wang Mart, Kelly Sport, New World Albany, Premium Kids Care, Pizza Hut Windsor Park, Kathy Westmoreland of Harcourts Cooper & Co, Comworth, OKI Printing Solutions, Palmers Planet, Gilmours, Stardome, Hilton Brown, MOTAT, Rainbows End, Giltrap Holden, Kelly Tarltons, Paint the Earth, Clip ’N Climb, Gloputt Takapuna, Albany Minigolf, My Food Bag, Bird on a Wire, Auckland Blues, Yummy Fruit, Property Economics, Springfree Trampoline, North Shore Vintage Car Club, North Harbour Signs, Bunnings, Centre Court Café Albany, Golden Malted Waffles, Mega Centre Dental, Orchard Gold, Fullers, Ricoh, Pipsqueaks, Kidz Stuff Online, Abacus Educational Books, Mega Columbus Café Albany, Blossom Hair, Oaktreemama, Avon, NewsworksNZ, Madeleine Page Beauty, Pandora Westfield Albany, The Merchant, GPK Albany, Paper Moon Albany, Inflatable World, Event Cinemas, Hoyts Cinemas, NumberWorks’nWords, Janbells Uniforms, Michael Overend Photography, Altura Coffee, Urban Dogs, L’Occitane, Random House, Entertainment Books, CrossFit Auckland, Everlast Nails, ProfessioNAIL, Lost Springs Spa Whitianga, Morgan & Morgan Takapuna, Property Economics, Breakers Franchise Atlas Place, Jetts Fitness Browns Bay, New World Browns Bay, Noel Leeming, Books & Gift Direct