What have we been fundraising for?
The PTA has been able to make a significant contribution towards extra resources and amenities for the school, with funds raised through various fundraising events and initiatives, thanks to your support!
A $50,000 contribution towards the junior playground upgrade.
New school signage and way-finding signs.
A $5,000 contribution towards new maths teaching resources.
25 Chromebooks and 25 iPads to support access to devices for our senior classes.
Top-up funding for our amazing Teaching Support Staff.
Where does the money come from?
2019 & 2020 Art Exhibition
We raised over $10,000 in both 2019 and 2020 from the Art Exhibition event. Thank you!!
2019 & 2021 Raffle
With your support we raised over $14,000 in 2019 and over $16,000 in 2021 through our raffle.
Our school discos are popular events with the tamariki and also bring in much needed extra funds.
2021 Fiafia Day
Fiafia Day contributed a whopping $25,000 to our funds and enabled the playground upgrade to go ahead. Ngā mihi nui!
We secured grant funding for a class set of iPads and a class set of Chromebooks, as well as safety surfacing for our playground upgrade.
Te Kura ā-Rito o Newton Merchandise
Ngā mihi nui for supporting our apparel fundraising which has also contributed funds toward the playground upgrade!
Did you miss It? There are limited numbers of apparel extras for sale from the office.
More info here.
Our next fundraising targets:
What do we want?
A further $10,000 for extra teaching resources. While we have recently been able to make a contribution towards better maths teaching resources, this area needs a significant jolt of support to ensure all our kids have the learning resources they deserve, sooner rather than later.
Can you help?
We would love to secure local business sponsorship for some of our extra teaching resource requirements. Can you help? Please email PTA@newton.school.nz
So, what do school donations go towards?
The school spends $100,000 each year over what is funded by the Ministry of Education for staffing: to prioritise low pupil teacher ratios, have additional help in literacy, teacher assistants (kaiāwhina) and student advocacy for behavioural and learning needs.
This means that help is on hand when your child needs it, or your child has more focussed time with their classroom teacher as they can call on the assistance of others when children in the class need extra attention.
Each year the school spends around $4,000 more than the funding provided by the Ministry of Education, on library books and classroom readers, to replace books that are lost, damaged or not returned.
The school receives just over $15,000 a year in Information Communication and Technology (ICT) funding but spends over $35,000 a year on computers, smartboards and support, a deficit of around $20,000 annually.
Auditing & Financial Management
The accounts are reviewed regularly by the Board of Trustees, the annual financial statements are audited by RSM Hayes, and a copy is always kept in the reception area of the office for anyone to look at. The most recent audit information can be found here: Audit 2018
Hire our Hangi Cooker
Newton Central’s brand new Jumbo Hangi Cooker is for hire. The cooker will cook for up to 250 people.
$150.00 hirage and $150.00 bond. Ring the office on 09 378 6883 to book.