• Social

Home & school committee

What is the Home and School Committee?

We are parents of children attending Paparangi School who work alongside the Board of Trustees and the teaching staff to fundraise and run school community events. We have a chairperson, secretary and treasurer, and we all take ownership of different activities and events throughout the year.

Why do you have to spend time fundraising?

Not everything the school needs is covered by the amount we are funded, so it’s up to parents and the school community to cover these costs.

hangi 2014 017

We organise the Family Fun Night at the start of the school year, and the Gully Gutbuster, which takes place near the end of the year. Both these events are a great way for our kids to enjoy themselves out of the classroom, for parents to get to know each other and the school a little better, and the entire community to come together to support the school. There are other events during the year, but these change from year to year. We have run quiz nights, raffles, hangi nights, and discos for the kids. By participating in these events, you support the community and help us raise funds for the school. We aim to run two events per term to meet our fundraising target, and provide opportunities for the community to come together.

Lunch orders

We offer a special Friday lunch menu that is kindly organised by one of our parent helpers. The school lunch menu can be viewed here. Please note that to assist with the running of the lunch menu that you put one order per envelope and that the it is clearly labelled with your child’s name, room number and the items ordered.

Who can be on the committee?

Any parent of a Paparangi School pupil can be on the committee, and we welcome all participation. Every school community needs a wide variety of skills to run events, come up with ideas, and manage our finances – everyone from poster designers to sausage sizzlers! If you would like to join the committee, contact Trina Coombs at paparangihomeandschool@gmail.com.

How often does the committee meet?

We meet on the first Tuesday of every month at 7.30pm; please email paparangihomeandschool @ gmail.com for the location if you’d like to attend.

IMG_0054I’d like to help out, but can’t make a commitment to being on the committee.

No problem. We always need people to help out on the day of and in the run up to our events. We have a list of helpers who we approach for baking, running games, helping set up and other essential tasks to make the events we run an enjoyable experience for everyone. Contact Trina Coombs on the details above if you’d like to be on our helpers list.

What sorts of things does fundraising money go towards?

The money we raise could be allocated to supplies, resources for classrooms, professional development or almost anything!

Who is on the committee?

Chairperson – Trina Coombs
Secretary –
Treasurer – Trina Coombs
We’re currently urgently looking for more members