Monday, 21 October 2013

A Big Thanks for the Ladies Shopping Night Support

    The Ladies Shopping Night was a great success according to the feedback we received from most who attended. We raised $5,000 towards the new playground.
     The drinks on arrival went down well and the tea shop was full of homemade goodies. The three demonstrations run by Leza Marfell, Susan Assadi and Annemarie Dunlop were well supported, and provided lots of discussion. The lucky envelopes and raffles had lots of support. There was a lot of last minute bidding on the silent auction that provided extra entertainment.
 Thank you to Gary from Clockwork Gold Bar who without him we could not have got a liquor licence for the event. For Marty Ritchie from Harcourts our great MC and sponsor for our signage. For all the following people and businesses who gave generously,  Carpet Court Porirua, Sharon Bowers,   Zone Dance Academy,  BodyMana,  Room of Beauty, Duo Family Photography,  Gordie Bins, Staglands, SHOTT, Ally Todd Swim School, Mana Pharmacy, Paper Plus Porirua,  Plimmerton School of Dance, Interislander, City Fitness, Kidz Kutz,  Numberworks,  GLO Hairdressing, British Goods,  Facepainting Wellington, House of Chic,  Art by Abby Farrow, Arena Porirua, Whittakers, New World, Pak N Save, Wendys and Body Shop.
Many thanks to those parents, demonstrators and helpers who gave their time to make this event a success.
Thank you again for the 25 stallholders who participated in our shopping night.

Saturday, 12 October 2013

Ladies Night Shopping Demonstrations This Friday

Susan Assadi from My Persian Feast will be doing two demonstrations of  dips with an opportunity to try these as well.  She is an experienced Food Technologist.
Annemarie Dunlop is an experienced patchworker and quilter from the Coastal Quilters guild will be demonstrating making an easy patchwork Christmas Tree.  Visit if you want to join some other quilters.
Ever struggled with the finishing touches to your fruit cake? Leza Marfell will make it easy for you to master your Christmas Cake decoration. She is an experienced Baker who owned her own successful  bakery business in the South Island.  She is also donating a fruit cake she has made to the silent auction.

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Ladies Shopping Night - Silent Auction Prizes

We have some great prizes at our silent auction on the Ladies Shopping Night 18/10/13 at the Papakowhai School Hall. Here's a preview of them. If you can not make the night we are accepting bids in the first week of the term via a school notice or you can contact us via email.

Silent Auction List
·       Carpet Court Rhino Carpet Rug, colour pewter grey, 1.9M x 2.7M valued at $580
·        Zone Dance Academy a terms worth of dancing for a class of your choice. Valued at $105
·       Room of Beauty a 30 minute invigorating head and scalp massage.
·       2 x Duo Family Photography vouchers each worth $259. The voucher entitles you to a family photo shoot and 3 5" x 7" photos.  
·       3 x Gordie Bins Hireage namely 120 litre bin for 6 month hire, skip hire for 7 days or a 240 litre bin for 6 months. 
  BodyMana, Pilates and Yoga  10 session pass. 
·       $100 Supermarket voucher
·       Staglands Family Pass
·       2x SHOTT cocktail drink trios
·       2 x Ally Todd Swim School 50% discount vouchers.
·       Mana Pharmacy $50 voucher
·       Paper plus, Porirua donation of a signed copy of Jonah, my story.
Thank you to Ramset for the kind donation of two Easy Lasers.  Great for finding the correct measurement.  Valued at over $250 each.  These will be going on our silent auction table.  Great Christmas present for the hubby.  Start lining up those jobs now!·       Plimmerton School of Dance Voucher one free term of dance lessons valued at $90
·       Sharron Bowers, set of three paintings for the silent auction table.
·       $250 Interislander Voucher
·       3 x City Fitness passes 3 month pass valued at $475 each
·       3 x Ramset Easy Lasers. Great for finding the correct measurement. Valued at over $250 each.  
·       2 x Hairdresser cuts from Kidz Kutz 2 x  1 x adult and 1 x child
·       Numberworks One English and Maths Tuition valued at $450
·       2 x GLO Hairdressing Vouchers
·       $50 British Goods Voucher
·       Necklace and bracelet from Candi Brown
·       Facepainting Wellington $80 value,  Party for up to 10 children or discount a longer party of 20 or 30 children (or adults)
·       House of Chic  3 different eye treatments valued at $52
·       Art by Abby Farrow – Canvas with ceramic bunting
·       Framed frock in Paper Art
·       Decorated Christmas Cake

On Track for Ladies Shopping Night and Playground Planning

Just received notice that our liquor licence has been granted for our shopping night on the
18th October at 7-930pm. Hope to see you then. Please feel free to share the event with all.

Some other great news is that we now have an experienced Marketing Person to come on to the committee Jennifer Kinsella. This will help with a plan of how we can get our playground fundraised and built in the shortest time.

We are still looking for an auditor, its a small once a year job. Feel free if you know someone associated at the school who may be just waiting for an approach from us. Having an auditor is essential to applying for large amounts of grants money.