Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


$30,000 Gala windfall for Pukerua Bay School

3 April 2014

$30,000 Gala windfall for Pukerua Bay School

Pukerua Bay School’s annual gala has yet again been a fantastic success, bringing in an outstanding $30,000 for the school.

Principal Mary Jones says there are many helpers from the school and local communities who put in a huge amount of effort for Gala day, so seeing results like this are truly rewarding.

“The weather made us a bit chilly with a ‘Seaside’ theme this year, but it didn’t dampen our spirits, or the people that attended. I’m always astonished and excited to see how many people support our school, and this year was no exception.

“Visitors seem to love the many bargains, the fantastic entertainment, food and activities for the kids. And with the return again this year of Fairy and Elf Land we made sure the younger children had fun too.

“The support we get from our sponsors means we get to keep our costs down and receive some wonderful prizes to give away or items to auction. It really is this support that ensures the success of the day.”

The proceeds from this year’s Gala will go towards purchasing computer and technology equipment. The children are looking forward to getting their hands on the new computers, says Mrs Jones.

“Having important, modern resources available in every class, will boost children’s enthusiasm and interest in learning - I’m just as excited as the children!”

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

8 October: Miley Cyrus Bangerz Tour Coming To Auckland!

Dainty Group announced today that global superstar Miley Cyrus will bring her BANGERZ TOUR to New Zealand in October this year. This will be Miley’s first ever visit to New Zealand and there will only be one Auckland show before she takes her tour to Australia. More>>

ALSO:

Music: Lorde NZ Tour Confirmed In Four Major Cities!

In what will be her first ever New Zealand headline tour, Frontier Touring and Brent Eccles Entertainment are stoked to bring you four epic shows across the country! The all ages concerts take place late October/ early November in Christchurch, Dunedin, Wellington and Auckland. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: Poor Economics

A review of and excerpt from Jonathan Boston and Simon Chapple’s Child Poverty in New Zealand. More>>

Head Count: Highest Population Growth Since 2003

The country’s population grew by 67,800 people, or 1.5 percent, in the year to 30 June 2014. This came from natural increase (births minus deaths) of 29,500 and net migration (arrivals minus departures) of 38,300. New Zealand's estimated resident population was 4.51 million at 30 June 2014. More>>

Fun-Enhancement: Research To Ensure Even Game For Less Skilled Players

A University of Canterbury engineering PhD student is researching sports, such as table tennis, to ensure closer games for both better and less skilled players. More>>

Werewolf: From The Lost Continent

It’s a case of better late than never for Olivier Assayas’ marvellous After May/Apres Mai, which first screened at Venice in 2012, got a theatrical release in Australia – but not here – and only now appears on DVD, after Assayas himself has moved on. More>>

ALSO:

Werewolf: Blue Eyed & Soulful

Last year’s Muscle Shoals documentary was a reminder that on some of soul music’s most hallowed tracks, the studio band consisted of a bunch of white guys from rural Alabama... More>>

ALSO:

Final Event - Number Crunching: NZ Fifth Best Performer At Commonwealth Games

With a haul of 45 medals, New Zealand has outperformed the best predictions of the world’s number crunchers by 440% and beaten our past performance at the Commonwealth Games by 11% per cent, according to a Massey University finance lecturer. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news