Parents Voice in Government School Education


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School fetes: PV media comment

A recent article in the Age focused on the increasing size and complexity of school fetes – and the way schools increasingly rely on them to make ends meet. According to the article, “School fetes are ditching 20 cent lucky dips and free petting zoos in favour of large school festivals as they try to

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Applying for grants

There may be an alternative to traditional fundraisers  – your Parent Club or school could apply for a grant. There are many philanthropic and government organisations that offer cash grants for good causes. Our friend Mandy the Fundraising Whisperer has set up a new page on her website called Grants Space – a place to

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‘Make your case’ fundraiser

Our friend Mandy the Fundraising Whisperer has alerted us to a fundraiser we hadn’t seen before: the ‘Make Your Case’ fundraiser, where your supporters get to turn photos or drawings into quality phone cases and you get to raise those much needed funds. According to Mandy, the benefits of this fundraiser are: It’s a very

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Gingerbread house fundraiser

Decorating gingerbread houses is a community-builder as well as a fundraiser. You can create a contactless online fundraiser, a sales drive or a get-together.

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“Schoolyard Stories” fundraiser

Our friend Mandy the Fundraising Whisperer has highlighted this interesting fundraiser in her recent newsletter. “Schoolyard Stories” gives you the opportunity to compile a book and then sell copies as a fundraiser. The books could be: Storybooks written and illustrated by children Cookbooks with favourite recipes from your school community Yearbooks Photo books The possibilities

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Covid-friendly Fundraising

Many Parent Clubs will be asking, “How can we fundraise in this time of reduced incomes and constantly changing Covid restrictions?” Our friend Mandy the Fundraising Whisperer has some answers. She has published a list of ‘Covid-friendly’ fundraisers that she says will still work in these difficult times. Tea-towels, books, gifts with kids’ artwork on them…

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