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Events and fundraising at Wales Street

From the Welcome Picnic to the School Disco, Special Person’s Day Stalls and the School Fete – our annual calendar of social and fundraising events offers a great way to celebrate our fantastic community of students, families and staff.

Introducing our Social Committee

The Wales Street Social Committee is the overarching committee that co-ordinates the entire calendar of social and fund raising events, and collaborates with the school to make decisions on how to allocate the funds raised – and a whole lot more. The committee meets roughly once a month, or more frequently when there’s an event coming up.

About our events

Current events organised by the committee include the Welcome Picnic, School Disco, Trivia Night, Mothers’ and Fathers’ and Special Persons’ Day stalls, Movie Night, End of Year Concert – and election day BBQs and cake stalls. And who could forget the Fete? It’s the highlight of the school year and it’s a massive community event, so much so that it has a sub-committee of its very own – the Fete Committee – which reports back into the Wales Street Social Committee.

Every one of these events provides an opportunity for our school community come together and enjoy being a part of Wales Street. In addition, many of these events help us to raise welcome funds for the school itself.

What do we do with the money we raise?

The school uses the money raised by the Wales Street Social Committee and our amazing school community to achieve a range of short and long-term goals – and all of them make a difference to our kids’ learning.

Some recent purchases include iPad for classrooms, improvements to school grounds, Smart TVs for classrooms, numeracy kits, new readers, Lego kits, fine motor skill equipment, a drumming incursion…. the list goes on!

Over the past few years we’ve also been channelling funding towards an exciting new nature play area for the school and some much-needed shade sails to provide some much-needed shelter out in the grounds. The shade sails were erected at the beginning of 2019; and work will soon begin on the nature play area (including an outdoor classroom).