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24 Apr, 2013

Friends of Coastal Quiz Night

Friends of Coastal Quiz Night

7.30pm, Friday, May 17th
Put a team together and come along to the Okato Rugby Club for a night of music, fun and trivia.

  • Snacks will be provided and drinks available from the bar
  • $60 per team for up to 6 people
  • Spot prizes on the night including a prize for the best themed team
  • Last day for registration Tuesday 14th May

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26 Mar, 2013

Friends of Coastal Taranaki School Report

Friends of Coastal Taranaki School Report

2012 has seen a few changes within the Friends of Coastal Taranaki School committee. At the start of the year we said farewell to our Chairperson Su Hammond. We would like to say thank you to Su for all her hard work and dedication. To fill Su’s big shoes Liz Komene and Marlene Goodreds were appointed to the role of Co-Chairperson. We would like to thank Debbie Fisher our Treasurer, and Kerryn Moffitt our Secretary, for all the hours of work they have put into their roles. Also thank you to our Teacher Representative Nichola Lash for keeping the lines of communication open between Friends of Coastal Taranaki School and the staff and Allan Miles for communicating with BOT when the need has arisen.

Although these positions are important in keeping Friends of Coastal Taranaki School successful, it is nothing without the support of the parents and caregivers who put in the many hours of hard work and energy for the various fundraising activities undertaken throughout the course of the school year. So, thank you to you all.

Our fundraising ventures this year have included selling of honey, and olive oil. Yummy apple stickers, Olex Cable Fun Run, icepack orders, phone book distribution, Car Boot Sale, Olympics mufti day, numerous sausage sizzles, National Bank supper and bobby calves. We would like to thank all the farmers that donated bobby calves. Thanks also to the Warea Hall Society who donated a large amount to the school which was spent on the new matt for the school hall. We also received a considerable donation from NZCT to go towards the re-barking of the school playground.

This past year has seen Friends of Coastal Taranaki School fund numerous requests from the various departments of the school. They are as follows:
– Ropes for the climbing frame
– Bark for the playground
– Purchased BBQs for the school
– Sandpit cover maintenance
– Toys for the sandpit
– Science Road Show entry fee subsidy
– Mathletics subsidy
– Board games for wet days
– Sports equipment
– Breakfasts and lunches for children in need
– Two bikes for the cycling team
– Library books
– School Hall mat
– Whanau Gala Day activities

For the next year Friends of Coastal Taranaki School have some great initiatives in mind that will enable us to keep supporting all our children at Coastal Taranaki School. If you have any ideas for activities or would like to be a part of any projects we would love to see you at our monthly meetings which are advertised in the school newsletters.

We greatly appreciate the efforts made by so many individuals and groups within the Coastal Taranaki School community.
From Marlene Goodreds, Liz Komene and the Friends of Coastal Taranaki School team we wish you a happy and safe year and look forward to seeing you in 2013.

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22 Oct, 2012

Meeting Changes

Meeting Changes

Friends of Coastal Taranaki School meetings will now be held on the third Monday of every month during term time in the Coastal Taranaki School staff room at 7pm.

All are welcome, so feel free to come along.

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23 Jul, 2012

Friends of Coastal Taranaki School

Friends of Coastal Taranaki School

Friends of Coastal Taranaki School would like to thank everyone who came along to our Car Boot Sale in May. We had brilliant weather and a great turnout; particularly Okato Playcentre, who offered pony rides and a bouncy castle. There were lots of excellent bargains – school uniforms, wetsuits, clothes, toys, books, food, furniture, and many other treasures amongst the boots. It would be great to see more shoppers, so we will be sure to remind everyone next time!

Last term, Friends of Coastal Taranaki School were pleased to put some time and funds into projects around the school. The playground got a good covering of bark, which seems to have kept the mud at bay. The sandpit has had some repairs done to its cover pulley system, and we replenished the sandpit bins with plenty of buckets, spades, and vehicles. The Year 7 and 8 classes received funds to purchase some board games for rainy lunchtimes, and some sports gear for the sunny days. Also, remember that we are providing free head lice combs. There is one good quality comb available for every Coastal family; just pop into Oakura pharmacy and request your Coastal Taranaki School head live comb. Lets see if we can stop the little critters this term.

We are looking for some Friends of the Friends to help us out with a few tasks. Firstly, we are doing phone book deliveries between the 17th and 26th of August, so please call Su Hammond (06 752 4497) if you are available help to deliver a few. We are also organising bobby calf donations through Riverlands and Silver Fern Farms, so if you can door knock along your road or donate a bobby calf for us, please call Marlene Goodreds (06 752 8047). We are also on the hunt for some sports gear to distribute as prizes for the upcoming Olympics mufti day, so if you know anyone who might donate a ball, bat, hoop, etc., please let Kerryn Moffitt know (06 752 8095). Also, Marlene still has some honey for sale – yum!

At our last meeting, the Friends of Coastal Taranaki School parent body was given the opportunity to review the 2012 Health Education programmes. Karla Ralph presented the programmes for Years 0-6, 7-8, and 9-10. We were impressed with the broad range of topics and found them relevant to each age group. These programmes provided with an excellent collection of resources, good provision of staff training, and excellent use of external providers for areas of specific expertise. Following this consultation, we were all happy to fully approve the programmes. Please contact Karla at the school if you would like to view or discuss any aspect of the programmes.

Friends of Coastal Taranaki School meets on the third Wednesday of each month during the school term at 7:00 PM in the school staffroom. We are keen to welcome new members, so please feel free come along and join us. Sadly, we are saying goodbye to Su Hammond, who has been a very dedicated member for many years, but now has no children left at school. Su is still going to be a Friend of the Friends to help us with a few things this year. Thanks Su for your support.

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23 Feb, 2012

Friends of Coastal Taranaki School

Friends of Coastal Taranaki School

Welcome back, we hope everyone had a relaxing and enjoyable summer holiday. It’s been a good start to the school year. The climbing frame ropes have been replaced and we are hoping to replace the bark in the playground this term.

We earned $600 from helping with the Olex Cable fun run in Okato last December. Thank you to all of you who gave up your time to help with this, it’s very much appreciated.

We are looking forward to making lots of money with which to support the children at Coastal this year. If you have any fresh ideas for fundraising or would like to be part of the Friends of Coastal Taranaki School, please feel free to come along to our meetings. They will be held the third Wednesday of every month in the staff room.

We are holding our AGM on Wednesday 14th March at 7pm at Cafe Lahar. Nibbles will be provided, we would love to see you there.

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