The ways that the P&F gets money includes;
- Parents contribute annually by opting in to contribute a P&F levy when paying their school fees. This is a very important and appreciated injection of funds to the P&F.
- Ongoing smaller initiatives such as the second-hand shop, footy tipping, icy pole and milo Fridays, sales of entertainment book, school banking, Scholastic book sales,
- One off projects or events such as the Easter Fair, quiz night, Bunnings sausage sizzle, raffles, and winesale,
- Pursuing grant opportunities,
Whilst it is not generally the role of the P&F to become involved in Capital (buildings, grounds, plant and equipment) or Maintenance expenses (refurbishing classrooms, repainting, repairing building or grounds), the P&F can and often does decide to contribute funds to, or raise money for special projects.
The Holy Spirit P&F has a tradition of supporting playground and external grounds improvements at the school through raising money, initiating and managing projects and hands on parent volunteer work.
Parents are encouraged to take an active part in deciding how and where the monies raised are spent by speaking with a member of the P&F Committee, Parent Class Representatives or via the link on this website. In parallel the P&F works with the Principal and asks for their guidance as to the teachers ‘wish list’ funding priorities.
Please see the attached for a copy of the P&F Budget for 2016 which was presented for comment and approved at the May 2016 P&F Meeting.
Below are some details of the ongoing P&F activities that will be continued in 2017.
|Secondhand Uniform Shop||Are available for purchase on Mondays 8.30-9.00am.The second-hand uniform shop accepts CASH ONLY
|Icy Pole Fridays||To provide the students with a little incentive/treat to make it through the week the P&F Committee sell icy-poles during Terms 1 and 4.If you would like your child/children to have an icy pole please give your class teacher $1.00 on Friday morning. For PP and Year 1, you need to pay and tick off your name in the classroom.
Please remember that if your child’s name is not ticked on the list we can not give them an icy pole/milo in case you do not want them to have the treat.
|Banking||The school banking programme includes an exciting and exclusive rewards programme that encourages students to get into the habit of saving regularly. Every time your child makes a deposit at school, they receive a silver Dollarmites token – collect 10 for a reward!There is no minimum deposit – children can save whatever they have, it's to encourage regular saving rather than regular spending!
The programme offers financial benefits for the school as well! The Commonwealth Bank donates the following to Holy Spirit for everyone account opened through the School Savers programme:
|Scholastics||Two or three times per year, parents are offered the opportunity to purchase books via the Scholastic catalogue, with a contribution to the P&F related to book sales.Coordinator
|Footy Tipping||Go to www.footytipping.net.au/holyspiritschool to enter your tips.$50 payment can be made via envelope to office with your name, email address, and ‘tipping name/alias’
Pay by Direct Bank Transfer:
As it can be tricky managing the recording of payments made by Direct transfer we ask you to use the customer reference convention above – i.e. Tip “Initial and Surname”. The word “Tip” will show that the payment is for Footy Tipping and as we have some families with the same surname we will need “initial” and Surname.
|Entertainment Book||Each year Holy Spirit sells the famous Entertainment Book for $65.00.You will be advised when sales of this book for 2017 have opened.
For each book we sell, we receive $13.00 towards our fundraising efforts so if you are interested in the savings offered in these magic little books please consider purchasing one online from www.entertainmentbook.com.au/orderbooks/83z087. You can purchase the original paperback or the digital version which is accessible by phone.
|Friday School Lunch||Ordering of school lunches on Friday is provided via the School Lunch Online platform. The lunches are prepared by Chef’s Delight.www.schoollunchonline.com.au
Lunch order cutoff for Friday at 8am. Lunches are handed out to children by parent volunteers