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REAL Heroes in our Community

Our children have the opportunity to collect for a various range of community organisations during their own time and at school.  These are some that we have been involved with this year.


May - REAL Challenge Collection

A big thank you to the children and parents who collected for taking the time to collect for the Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal on Saturday at Fresh Choice Parklands.  You collected over $400 and the Salvation Army were very grateful!

Pictured: Kate
Kate Salvation Army Collection

March - Red Puppy Appeal for the Blind Foundation

The Red Puppy Appeal was supported by 13 of our students at The Palms and Stanmore New World in March.  Children along with their parents helped collect in their own time on a Saturday.  This money helps train puppies to become guide dogs. Thank you to everyone involved, you did an amazing job and collectively raised $1,237.10



December - Bath Bombs for Avivabathbombthingymagiggy

I sold Bath Bombs for Aviva (formerly known as Christchurch Women’s Refuge). I went to Aviva last Thursday and gave them the giant cheque and leftover bath bombs.
They were stoked that I made $911, especially after they thought I said $111 on the phone!
I am really happy with how everything turned out and how much help and support I got. Thank you to everyone who support me and this good cause. From Livia.

November - SPCA Collection

Sasha, Daisy, Tahlia and Bronte sold cupcakes, cookies and goodies bags as well as collecting items for animals at the SPCA. They raised $440.80 and took their items and donations to the SPCA at Hornby.  Well done girls!
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Thank you to Austin, Dominique, Ashton and Adam for collecting for the SPCA Annual Appeal on Saturday 5 November.  The SPCA were thrilled that they had you to help collect for them and in turn help animals in need.
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October - Foundation for the Blind Appeal

Many thanks and well done to Dominique; Hayley & Jacob, Nathan & Samantha, Sasha & Finn, Leni & Lucas, Tamara, Holly & Riley, Sebastian, Jake & Jessica and your fantastic parents who collected for the Blind Foundation Annual Appeal on Friday and Saturday during the last week of the October school holidays. You guys are awesome for giving up your own time to help others. The Blind Foundation very much appreciated your support!  Pictured below are Nathan & Samantha, and Leni and Lucas (with Pete and Vic the guide dog who were also fantastic helpers!)
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October - Orana Park REAL Challenge
Tessa, Keren and Gemma wanted to sponsor an animal at Orana Park. The gold donation at Orana Park is $300. They made and sold biscuits and cupcakes and raised $352! They very kindly decided to donate the additional $52 to the school PTA.
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September - Prostate Cancer Foundation of New Zealand
Jake made lolly necklaces to raise money for Prostate Cancer Foundation of New Zealand. In preparation for Fathers Day I wanted to highlight the need for Dads to be aware of prostate cancer.  I raised a total of $502.10!

September - Red Cross for the Italian Earthquake
Noah had a coin trail in the shape of the map of Italy to raise money to send to the Red Cross for the Italian Earthquake.  He raised $211.60

August - Turtle Sanctuary Fundraiser
Olivia, Courtney and Grace raised $638 as a REAL Challenge for The Turtle Sanctuary selling turtle cupcakes, biscuits, bookmarks and souvenirs.

August - Football Fundraiser
Saxon, Fraser, Alex, Jackson and Harry raised $260 to get some new gear for the school football teams. 08 - Football school team fundraiser

July - Champion Centre Fundraiser
Millie, Mollie and Samantha had a "Guess the lollies in the jar" to raise funds for The Champion Centre. They raised $194.00

June - Wear A Wig Wednesday for Child Cancer
Jake, Noah, Franciois & Mahe raised $645.80 for Child Cancer by asking children to wear wigs and bring a gold coin donation.

May - Pink Ribbon Candles for Breast Cancer
Jessica made and sold Pink Ribbon Scented Candles for Mothers Day to raise funds for Breast Cancer. She raised an amazing $1,015!
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May - Head shaving event & selling cookies for Child Cancer
Oliver participated in a head shaving event held at The Palms. He had his head shaved and received donations as well as selling cookies at school for a gold coin donation. He raised $1,581 for Child Cancer and the event was also televised.
May - Home Learning
TV3's Story visited Waitakiri School to find out about our Home Learning. Here is the feature (it starts about 4 minutes into the broadcast).

April - Foundation for the Blind Red Puppy Appeal
A big thank you to Jacob, Sohraya, Jackson, Ella, Jackson & Alex, Blair, Taine, Harrison, Belle & Sam, Kyle, Tom,  Leni & Lucas and your parents who collected for the Red Puppy Appeal on Saturday and ticked off a REAL Challenge!  You all did a fantastic job and the Foundation for the Blind could not praise you enough! 

Pictured below are some of our fantastic collectors.
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March - SPCA fundraising & Food Collection
Thank you to everyone who had a guess at “Guess The Lollies”  and who donated pet food for the SPCA.  There were 385 lollies in the jar, the closest guess was 381 by JJ from T2.  We raised $135.90! We took the money and food donations to the SPCA on Saturday, and had the chance to look around.  From Georgiana, Darnae, Shayla and Evie, Korimako Studio.
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March - Cancer Society
Leni from Korimako Studio purchased Easter treats with her own pocket money to hold a raffle to raise money for the Cancer Society.  Leni raised $1,312.00! Well done Leni – amazing effort!
Thank you to everyone who supported Leni and The Cancer Society and congratulations to the two winners!
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