Westmere Primary School
Partnerships with
Our Community
Westmere School - Vision, Values Strategic Plan
Nga Uri O Nga Iwi
A Partnership Relationship with
Tangata Whenua & Wider S...
Westmere Fundraising Steering Team
A Team of Parents Supporting the School Community to Realise Ideas for Raising Funds fo...
• Roles / Responsibilities :
o Work Closely with Board of Trustees
o Consists of 1 x Board Member & 1 x Senior Leadership ...
Westmere Fundraising Steering Team
• Roles / Responsibilities Cont. :
o All Fundraising Ideas are Initially presented to t...
Westmere Parentnet
Parentnet is a Crucial part of our School :
The Key Role of this Group :
•To promote and support a posi...
Westmere Parentnet
Parentnet - November 2010 :
Proposal :
•To bring Parentnet back under the auspices of the School (No lo...
Westmere Parentnet
Parentnet - November 2010 :
How Cont.. :
•The “Board Shorts” (Newsletter) will be emailed to families a...
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Partnerships with Our Community

  1. 1. Westmere Primary School Partnerships with Our Community
  2. 2. Westmere School - Vision, Values Strategic Plan Nga Uri O Nga Iwi A Partnership Relationship with Tangata Whenua & Wider School Community to Promote Maori Educational Success Parent Volunteers Promoting & Supporting Teaching & Learning Programmes & School Operational Business through : Parentnet Promote Positive Relations between Home & School by Building a Social Network of Care & Fun! Liaison between Teachers & Parents Supporting Class Programmes Minor Fundraising Initiatives to Support Teaching & Learning Programmes Fundraising Steering Team Group of Parents who Oversee & Provide Support for Schoolwide Fundraising Initiatives for Large Projects / Maintenance of Sponsor Database Teaching & Learning Staff Our Children Governance / Board of Trustees Alumnae – Under Construction •Active School Sport •Cultural Activities •Learning Support •EOTC, Trips •Enviro Schools Working Bees
  3. 3. Westmere Fundraising Steering Team A Team of Parents Supporting the School Community to Realise Ideas for Raising Funds for 2010 – 2012 with the Major Focus to Raise a Further $400,000 to Complete Stages 2 – 4 for the New School Hall Westmere School Board of Trustees Fundraising Steering Team Scott Birley (Chair) Alex Russell (BoT) Wade Lewis Rick Thevenard Jo Daly Sarah Kaye Adele Box Carolyn Marino (Principal) Parentnet Mandy Tubman (Chair) 40 Reps (incl. NUONI Rep) (Raise $20 – 30,000 Towards Strategic Goals in Annual Plan Grants Team Anna Miles Vicky Lewis (Raise Funds for Kitchen in Hall) Baileys Westmere Kids Try Sonya Lawson (Chair) + Team of Parents Teaching Team ?????? (Chair) (Stage & Seating Fundraiser) Nga Uri O Nga Iwi ????? (Chair) Waharoa Design & Fundraising Team
  4. 4. • Roles / Responsibilities : o Work Closely with Board of Trustees o Consists of 1 x Board Member & 1 x Senior Leadership Team Member; Parent Group Representatives who volunteer from Principal/BoT request for assistance o Board Policy on Fundraising & Sponsorship to provide the Framework under which the Steering Team has Developed Procedures to Guide Fundraising Initiatives at WMS o Ensure an Overview of all Fundraising Events Occurring within WMS o Establish & Maintain a System of Support (Database / Files / Records) Westmere Fundraising Steering Team
  5. 5. Westmere Fundraising Steering Team • Roles / Responsibilities Cont. : o All Fundraising Ideas are Initially presented to the Steering Team o Ensure Fundraising Plans & Procedures are Drafted and Issued Advising all Fundraisers the Parameters of Operation and Guidance on Seeking Sponsorship o Ensure all Events/Initiatives are Tracked in School Accounts o Develop Regular Communication Avenues to Parents & Community through Website & Newsletter o Work with School Leadership Team & Parentnet to Set Up Yearly Fundraising Timetable – Ensuring Events are Streamlined & Resources NOT Overstretched
  6. 6. Westmere Parentnet Parentnet is a Crucial part of our School : The Key Role of this Group : •To promote and support a positive relationship between home and school •Welcome new parents to the Class Community •Assist in Building a Social Network of Care & Support through Community based Fundraising and Social Events •Parentnet Rep(s) Liaises with the Teacher to keep Parents of the Class Informed of ways they can support the Class Programme •Manage 2 – 3 Social Events per year – Promoting “A Class Community” e.g., Fish & Chip Nights, Twilight Picnics •Co-ordinate 5 – 6 small Fundraising Events per Year to Raise $20 – 30,000 to support goals on the Schools Strategic Plan / Annual Development Plan e.g., Disco, Calendars - Athons
  7. 7. Westmere Parentnet Parentnet - November 2010 : Proposal : •To bring Parentnet back under the auspices of the School (No longer have a Separate Constitution and Bank Account) •To Strengthen the Links and Communication between the Parent Body and the School How ? : •At each Parentnet meeting (1 x Term) an Agenda item will be a report from the Board/School on current progress towards meeting Strategic/Annual Goals (summary of key work undertaken by Board/School in recent months) •Parentnet Reps may request the School/Board Reps to provide feedback on any item of interest they would like further updates on (1 weeks notice via email) •A Weekly email notice will continue to be circulated every Thursday with Events/Notices of Immediate Interest to Parent Community e.g., Requests for Help / Reminders of Key Dates & Upcoming Events
  8. 8. Westmere Parentnet Parentnet - November 2010 : How Cont.. : •The “Board Shorts” (Newsletter) will be emailed to families and posted on School Website (Once a Term Minimum) and the School Newsletter every Fortnight. •School Website will become the main conduit of Information sharing between Home and School. •The Principal to use her Professional Blog (linked to the School Website) to provide Information on topics of Interest to the Community (Educationally Related e.g., composite Classes, Key Competencies, E-Learning at WMS) •Parentnet will be more actively used by the Board & School Leadership Team, to obtain Feedback and Input on New Initiatives by Providing a – “Taster” on Community Response to a Particular Topic / Event or Initiative •Further Consultation Processes / Information Sharing can then be Developed from the Initial “Taster,” to get Feedback from the Wider Parent Community

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