Kia ora Monte Parents/ Caregivers/ Whānau,

We would like to take this opportunity to send our last email for the year with some mentions of the fundraising work we have carried out in 2019.

The PTA has raised approximately $9,000 – with a couple of ice block Fridays and the end of year Disco total to come.

Thank you to all the wonderful PTA members and friends who give up their time to organise and help with our events and fundraisers. Without our members we would not be able to run events such as the Second-hand Uniform Shop, Raffle fundraisers, Mother’s Day truffles, School Discos, Family Movie screening, The Cup Kick-off raffle, Calendar Art and more!

Special mentions to firstly Amanda who has been a PTA pillar over the past 8 years, we will miss her dedication, and direction dearly, and wish her the best in her next phase. Barbara who held up the fort throughout the first half of the year and the CUP KICK- OFF event. Harriet who does all the online second-hand shop logistics. Julianna who spares her time to help with PTA admin tasks.

We would also like to acknowledge Mrs Mill for her ongoing support towards the PTA throughout her years at Monte, we wish her many blessings on her next journey, and let’s keep her in our prayers.

In 2020 we look forward to working closely with Mrs McAlpine, and supporting new school projects, working with the BOT which we hope to keep updating the school community regularly.

We are aware of major PTA-funded projects to come – sun shades around school and soccer goals.

Thank you to all parents, caregivers and friends- whānau who do get behind our events and fundraisers without your support we would not be viable, including our raffle sponsors.

And thank you to the school staff for their support, Mrs Follows especially who is always printing and distributing our notices around the school and office.

To let you know – our first meeting in 2020 will be held on Thursday February 13. We also take this opportunity to send out an open invite to all parents/ and whānau who are wanting to know more about the PTA, or would like to take up a role, or join in for fun 😊

Thank you again on behalf of Ariane, Anne-Marie, Amanda, Claudia, Eva, and Francie.

Have a wonderful, safe summer.

He aha te mea nui o te ao. He tāngata, he tāngata, he tāngata.

What is the most important thing in the world? It is people, it is people, it is people.