Fundraising Group

2017 Events


Your support of our fundraising efforts to date means we will have a large sandpit built (past the Technology room) before the end of term three!

There will be toys for the children to use as well.

The area will be cordoned off from Monday week 7 until completed.

Thanks to Caleb Angell for giving his time to build the sandpit!

Ellerslie School Book Fair

Ellerslie School Fundraising Group is having a Book Fair in term one, 2018.

At this stage, we are asking our parent/caregiver community to please have a sort through all your pre-loved books (all genres of books welcome!) CDs, DVDs and puzzles that you may like to donate for our fair.  

These items need to be in very good condition, with no pages or parts missing, scratches, or visible markings to ensure that we are selling good quality merchandise for our customers on the day.

Have a chat with your relatives, friends and neighbours and see if they have any pre-loved items they would like to donate too!

The teachers have a collection box in their pods (one for each guardian group).  Students can bring in their books/CDs/DVDs/puzzles and pop them into their guardian group collection box from WEEK 7 TUESDAY 5TH SEPTEMBER.

We will have members from the Fundraising Group at school each Monday (starting week 8 Monday 11th September) to sort the books but students can bring their goods all through each week.  

This collection process will continue throughout the rest of this term, term four and term one 2018 right up until the week of the book fair.

More detailed information on the Book Fair day itself is to come!

Ellerslie Fairy Festival and Pirate Party

Sunday 10 September

We will be selling candy floss and having a Fairy and Pirate hair decorating stall again this year, at the annual Ellerslie Fairy Festival and Pirate Party.

We need many volunteers for this event as we have three stalls. If you would like to help us out on the day between 9.30 and 12.30 please contact us via email to register your interest.

Abacus Personalised Art

Terms 3 and 4

During term 3, students at Ellerslie School will create a beautiful piece of art which can be made into affordable calendars, cards, mouse mats, note-pads and diaries.  These make unique Christmas gifts for family and friends and are perfect for posting overseas.

Pizza and Mufti Day

Mufti day is $2 donation per child.  

Pizza is $2 per slice. Children have a choice between ham & cheese or cheese & tomato toppings.

Term three : Thursday 28 September

Term four : Tuesday 12 December

Entertainment Books

Ellerslie School is happy to once again be offering our families the chance to help us fundraise by purchasing an Entertainment Membership.

Each Membership is $70 and the Fundraising Group retains 20% of every sale ($14) as our fundraising component.

The new Entertainment Books or Digital Memberships will be available in the first week of April, but if you pre-order before March 31st you will receive some early-bird offers from 6 businesses NEW to the 2017 edition, including:

Best Ugly Bagels, Shaky Isles, Ben & Jerry’s, Hello Mister and the Silverdale Adventure Park.

The 2017 Membership contains hundreds of 25-50% off or 2-for-1 offers from some of Auckland’s best restaurants, cafes, attractions and events including new offers from: Antoine’s, Euro, Paris Butter, The Garden Shed, Boy & Bird, La Fourchette, as well as existing favourites such as The Grove, Fish, Melba, The Flying Moa, Red Crab, Hokkaido, Doolan Brothers, Mamma Mia, McDonalds, St Pierre’s Sushi, Starbucks, Eve’s Pantry, Rainbow’s End, Auckland Zoo, Event and Hoyts cinemas, plus many, many more.

Order your copy online today at - thanks for your support. 

Stuck On You

Need help labelling school uniform, shoes and lunch boxes?

We have the answer... Stuck On You offers high quality, waterproof, personalised labels suitable for shoes, clothing, lunch boxes, drink bottles and even pens.  Our school can earn 20% from all label sales and 5% on promotional products.

EZ Covers

Support our school by ordering EZ Covers which are a Kiwi comapny that has created an easier and cheaper way to cover school exercise books.  EZ Covers are reusable, recyclable, there is a rebate programme to support our school, and they are really EZ to put on!  Their covers are non-toxic, 100% PVC free and can be used over and over again, reducing waste!  Use the promo code EZ15 at the checkout and select Ellerslie School.  

These are optional to support school and extend the life of school stationery.

Team 1: 3 x EZ5, 1 x EZ4, 1 x scrapbook
Team 2: 1 x EZ5, 1 x EZ4
Labels also available. 

Vodafone Warriors Car Parking

We need a new co-ordinateor for the Vodafone Warriors car parking for 2018.  The co-ordinator's role includes:

- recruiting volunteers

- creating a roster for the volunteers

- liaising with the body corporate who own the car park.

The games are from March to September each year, with around 10 home games per season at Mt Smart Stadium.

This is a simple role that raises a lot of money for our school; it is our BIGGEST earner outside of our school community.

What's involved for our volunteers in 2018?

  • 4 hours of your time in the afternoon / evening, twice a year.
  • Take payment and safely park cars.
  • Two volunteers remain with cars as security and two volunteers go to the game.
  • 20-30 volunteers needed


More events to be confirmed later in the year!

About Us...

The fundraising group’s role is to raise money for Ellerslie School. All proceeds go towards various special projects or equipment that the school requires as set out by the Board of Trustees. Our school receives funding from the Ministry of Education for the basics required for educating our children, however this doesn’t cover any extras needed. Our group raises funds to enable the school to provide our children with more.

  • Our main purpose is to raise funds for the school.
  • We work on behalf of the school.
  • Our group is made up of parents and teachers who volunteer their time.

All funds raised by the fundraising group go towards our school and therefore our children.

Who are we?    

Name                              Role                     

Sarah Stead                     Chairperson & Communications            

Sarah Pluck                      

Jodi Birchenough              Pizza and Mufti Day Coordinator

Rachael McFetridge                                                                       

Natalie Loraine

Lyn Adams

Rebecca Chenery               Board Rep

Angela Waterreus              Teacher Rep (GG4a)

Sarah Nuttal                     Grants

Jodi Drake                         PTA Rep


Join Our Group!

We need help with the following:

- Co-ordinating/helping with events           - Fun, creative fundraising ideas

- Donation of products/services                 - Collecting and counting money

If you are able to help in any way (big or small!) please contact us:

Fundraising Meeting Dates

All meetings are held on a Tuesday in the School Boardroom.  Meetings start at 9am.

Term Three

5 September

Term Four

10 October

7 November

5 December, followed by lunch


Contact Us


Come along to our next meeting!

(Coffee and nibbles provided.)