At Oakleigh we are lucky to have a great
community interested in having a direct effect on the resources and experiences
we offer our children and fundraising plays a big part in achieving this.
Why do we need
Put simply, our
school community wants things that can’t be financed by the Federal and State governments.
government funds cover the bulk of expenses - such as staff wages, curriculum resourcing, facilities, ICT provisions and utilities -
they don’t stretch to things like class sets of iPads, adequate oval
maintenance, or specialist art and drama teachers.
To cover these
resources, our P&C asks parents to help out through donations and fundraising.
So how can I
There are plenty of opportunities
for you to help throughout the year, starting with our fundraising events. (Subject to change in each calendar year).
Trivia Night in March
The Mother’s Day
stall in May
The Father’s Day
stall and our school fair in September (Family Fun Day)
The School Dance in
For each event, we need
an organiser and also a team of willing helpers! If you're the organiser, you'll receive a
handover folder of information for your event, so you won’t be left scratching
your head about what needs to be done.
Please email Lisa,
our Fundraising Coordinator, at OakleighFundraising@gmail.com, and let her know you are keen to help out.
How much do we
That depends in
part on how many fundraisers our volunteers run each year, and how profitable they are. Our goal for this
year is $43,000.
But fundraising is not
just about events; we also raise
money in other ways. For example,
you are contributing when you purchase your book packs through us, when you
leave items in the Lifeline Bins, and when you make tax-deductible donations to
the Building Fund.
run by the P&C also earn income; these
include OSHC, Oak Café (our
tuckshop) and the Uniform Shop, plus
hiring out the tennis
courts creates income too.
Oakleigh also benefits
from sponsorships and donations from local businesses and organisations. By supporting them you are supporting
You can purchase Entertainment Books online
- Aussie Farmers donates 2% of the value of each order in its school rewards program (just link online to Oakleigh).
- Buy printer ink cartridges and more from Cartridge World, Ashgrove – just mention Oakleigh SS when purchasing.
Please note that we do not endorse the products,
services or activities of these organisations.
Who decides how
the money gets spent?
make this decision on the basis of proposals put forward by the Principal. Another important reason to attend P&C
meetings. Next year’s budget will be discussed at our November meeting this
Together we can
do so much
Thank you for