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. This year we are fundraising towards the upgrade of the bottom playground at Pinehill School..
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, two new playgrounds, paved concrete/rebound wall, new sandpit cover, outdoor chess set, new 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 2020 is $20,000, this will be put towards improving our learning environments, e.g. replacing classroom ceiling fans.
Our Supporters and Sponsors
A BIG thank you to our supporters and sponsors of fundraising in previous years …
Kathy Westmoreland of Harcourts Cooper & Co, Comworth, OKI Printing Solutions, Pak’nSave Albany, 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, New World Albany, Noel Leeming, Books & Gift Direct