The Port Ahuriri School Parents and Friends (PAF) Committee are a group of dedicated volunteers who support the children, staff and community by raising funds to carry out projects that will benefit the school. The committee meets once a term and more frequently as events draw near, meetings are a great way to meet like-minded parents, form friendships and have a laugh.
PAF runs in accordance to a constitution, which outlines the relationship between the committee, school and Board of Trustees and how it operates. At the beginning of each year PAF gathers suggestions for projects that the children, staff and community see as being of value, from this discussions are held with the Principal and Board of Trustees to identify those that will be of benefit to the children at Port Ahuriri School. Then the fun begins as we plan how we will raise the funds to make purchases and fund projects.
In the past few years PAF has funded some large and small scale projects, some of which include playgrounds, fitness trails, crickets nets, sports uniforms, construction equipment for classrooms. In 2019, a new project rejuvenated all the covers around and over the school pool, as well as funding a heating system to raise the ambient temperature of the pool. They also replaced all Kapa Haka uniforms. The total spend on their projects was in excess of $65k.
We are always looking for new PAF members and encourage you to come and join our team. Every person can make a difference and without the commitment from parents we would not be able to support the school in the way that we do. You can contact PAF by email at email@example.com and we look forward to seeing you at our next meeting.