Fundraising is a key activity of the P&C and enables the school to purchase educational materials and services beyond what government school funding allows. The school community is fortunate to have the bi-lingual program available but the school does not receive additional government funding to support it. As well as the students who live locally, the school also supports the large number of families attending the school from out of area so that their children can experience learning in a bi-lingual environment.
At YPS fundraising is done in two main ways:
Voluntary Contributions – Each year the School Board invites families to give financial voluntary contributions. This is the easiest form of fundraising and if received reduces further fundraising pressures on the school and the school community. Contact the front office or visit the school website for more information about how to support the school by giving a voluntary contribution.
Fundraising – Funds are also raised through dedicated fundraising activities including the bi-annual fete, the Festa Italiana, end of term sausage sizzles, raffles, walk-a-thons, mother and father’s day events, trivia and auction nights and more. The canteen and uniform shop also usually run at a small profit. These events rely on the generous support of school and community volunteers for their success.
In the last few years fundraising has helped to purchase:
- Italian resources for the bi-lingual program
- outdoor sports courts
- shade cloths for outside play
- playground equipment
- air conditioning
- computers, ipads
- sporting equipment
- resources for the autism units
- in class resources including readers, interactive boards
- subsidies for sports and learning programs reducing costs for families
- and more
The P&C fundraising committee is always looking for fundraising suggestions and support – if you have an idea, would like to join the fundraising committee or can volunteer to help with an activity please contact the P&C at firstname.lastname@example.org
Annual Fundraising Activities
Mother’s Day Stall – Held on the Friday morning before Mothers. Dad’s and grandads are asked to volunteer and help out on the stall
Father’s Day Stall – Held on the Friday morning before Father’s Day. Mums and Grandmas are asked to volunteer and help out on the stall
Festa Italiana in the Embassy Gardens – event to be confirmed each year. At previous events the school has participated through students performing the Italian national anthem and La Tarantella dance. The P&C has also run biscotti and pizza stalls. Money raised has helped support the school.
Bi-annual Fete – or ‘festa’ in Italian – every second year the P&C runs a fete inviting the community to experience our bilingual school and help raise funds for our many programs.
School Disco – Usually held in early December on a Friday night between 6-8pm in the school hall. This is one for the kids – they LOVE it!