Home and School Committee

Home and School Committee works alongside the Tawa School Staff and the Board of Trustees to strengthen the links between the school, students families, the wider community and support the school's programmes.

For more information contact Tawa Home and School via email: homeandschool@tawa.school.nz or join the Friends of Tawa Home and School Facebook page.

What we do

As well as supporting the school through fundraising, we organise school discos for the students (two each year), we provide a new picture book to each new entrant child starting at Tawa School.

Friends of Home and School

If you don’t want to join the committee, but can offer some time or skills from time to time, please consider joining the Friends of Home and School – either by emailing us to be added to the email list or joining the Friends of Home and School Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/145545882122469/) We’ll reach out via email and on Facebook when we need some help – volunteers for events or fundraisers or particular skills and expertise!

Current Committee

· Chairperson – Stacey Richardson

· Treasurer – Sheena Kilmister

· Secretary – Julie Burberry

· Miranda Denton-Smith

· Sue Clarke

· Brittany Te Kira

· Becky Weakly

· Barri Dullabh - Principal

· Pam Digney and Julie Burberry - Staff Reps

We need you

Family support and involvement is key to the old adage that “many hands make light work". Committee meetings happen on Tuesday evenings in Weeks 2, 5 and (if needed) 9 of each term. The dates for our upcoming meetings are:

Term 3

Week 5: Tuesday 20 August 7pm

Week 9: No meeting (school production week!)

Term 4

Week 2: Tuesday 22 October 7pm

Week 5: Tuesday 11 November 7pm

Week 9: Tuesday 10 December – likely be Committee Christmas Dinner

Meetings will be advertised via the school newsletter, on the Home and School Noticeboard outside Room 16 and on the Facebook pages (Rainbow Team, Sunshine Team and Friends of Home and School).

Committee Profiles

Stacey Richardson

Kia ora Tawa School whānau, I’m the current chair of Home and School. I joined the committee in 2017 when my daughter Tatiana started at Tawa School and became chair in 2019. I’m really passionate about a strong and active Home and School group supporting the teachers, students and community of our awesome school.

As well as working full time, I volunteer in a variety of roles in addition to this one – I lead the organising team for Spring into Tawa each year and I’m on the Tawa Residents Association and the North City Cricket Club Junior Committee. I love Tawa – it’s an awesome community – and I love being part of dedicated group supporting the people in our community.

Fundraising

We are currently fundraising by selling the Entertainment Book. For more information, visit:

We also support the school by helping to purchase equipment. Lately, this has included chairs for the Hall and topping up the sand in the sand pit.