WHY DO WE NEED SPONSORSHIP?

Victoria Avenue School is currently rated a decile 10 school and therefore the BOT and the PTS need to raise a substantial amount per year above what is provided by the government to enable us to offer the best educational environment for our children to enjoy and benefit.

The PTS actively seeks a wide variety of sponsors and supporters to contribute to their fundraising activity and are also responsible for establishing cooperative partnerships with local businesses.

Supporting our fundraising efforts will help the school raise necessary funds towards the main objectives the BOT have set for the school for the year including:

  • Ensuring we develop our educational programs and provide access to up-to-date learning facilities.
  • Enabling major building works required to stabilize and update several classrooms to facilitate the move towards implementing ‘Interactive Learning Style’ learning spaces for the senior school

HOW TO GET INVOLVED

The PTS offers a variety of opportunities for businesses and parents to support the school:

  • Ongoing Cooperative Partnerships with local businesses
  • Sponsorship of PTS events – a full list of events for 2017 is listed in the school calendar
  • Donate items for raffles and auctions
  • Donate money to help run an event
  • Donate your time/skills/expertise to help run an event

Opportunities are considered and developed on a case by case basis and we work to ensure a mutually rewarding relationship for both parties.

BENEFITS TO THE SPONSOR
  • Opportunities to network with members of the school community at events
  • Branding in digital & printed school communications
  • Acknowledgement on all related occasions
  • Our undertaking to work on any other innovative promotional opportunities that will mutually advantage both parties

Please note that VAS will issue a donation receipt for all cash grants which will allow individuals/businesses to claim a tax credit.

CONTACT

For more information on sponsorship opportunities please contact Amanda Dick, PTS Key Partnership & Sponsor Lead, on mrs.amanda.dick@gmail.com


OUR PARTNERS, SPONSORS AND SUPPORTERS

A huge thank you to the generosity of our partners, sponsors and supporters, past and present……

2017 PRINCIPAL SPONSOR
The school is delighted to confirm Nick Lyus from Barfoot & Thompson as the school’s principal sponsor for 2017. We are working closely with Nick throughout the year on a number of exciting ventures, including the Gala and the upcoming Quiz Night on Friday 15th September.

‘BAGS FOR GOOD NEIGHBOURHOOD’ COMMUNITY CHOICE PARTNER

The school has been selected by The Warehouse to participate in a Community Choice Programme that provides financial support to not-for-profit community groups and organisations. A fund is raised through their customers purchasing a 10cent shopping bag in return for a token, which is then placed in a voting booth (or forgo the bag). At the end of a 6-month period the fund is divided among 3 participating partners based on their percentage of tokens, with the VAS share being put towards much-needed refurbishment of outdoor playground equipment. The VAS voting booth is situated at The Warehouse store in Newmarket and the period runs from August 2017 until January 2018. Please spread the word among friends and family!

If you know of any other loyalty schemes and grants that can benefit the school, please contact Amanda Dick on mrs.amanda.dick@gmail.com

ASB SUPPORTING SUCCESS IN OUR SCHOOL 

Due to the success to date of the ‘Supporting Success in Your School’ scheme ASB will continue to support Victoria Avenue School with the School Sponsorship Voucher until 30 July 2018. The school is awarded a $500 voucher for each customer that mentions VAS and this offer when taking out lending of $250,000 or more (see voucher for further terms). This offer is available to friends and family of the school community as well as parents and teachers. A copy of the voucher is available to download at the ASB website:

www.asb.co.nz/documents/promotions/supporting-success-in-your-school-voucher.html

QUIZ NIGHT

The Quiz Night is an adult-only event held every year in the school hall to a sellout crowd. The 2017 Quiz Night is taking place on Friday 15th September and promises to be a highly entertaining event that will include a live auction and a DJ. Please contact Amanda Dick at mrs.amanda.dick@gmail.com for more details of how to become a sponsor.

YUMMY SCHOOL STICKER PROMOTION

The Yummy Fruit Company provides free sports gear to North Island primary & intermediate schools that participate in their School Sticker Promotion. Collect the Yummy cut-out labels from bags (each cut-out label is worth 10 stickers) and individual Yummy apple stickers and attach to a sticker collection sheet (click here for a copy http://www.yummyfruit.co.nz/pdf/Sticker_Collection_Sheet.pdf) The more you collect, the more sports gear the school gets so get going and start collecting your Yummy cut-out labels and stickers now! All stickers must be received by Yummy no later than 29 September 2017 (end of Term 3). Please contact Katherine Flippard on fippard@hotmail.com with any queries.

2017 SCOOTER SAFETY AWARENESS

Each year, as part of our Travelwise Programme Victoria Avenue School delivers Scooter Skills lessons to Years 1-3. The initiative has been designed by Auckland Transport and Auckland Police and the sessions are run by our Community Police Officer.
In Term 4 the school will be holding a Scoot To School Day to promote scooter safety and to encourage the use of sustainable transport. We are delighted to announce that Micro Scooter NZ are the Exclusive Sponsor of this event.
For more information on this event and the school’s Travelwise Programme please contact Ilona Lumborg at i.lumborg@victoria-avenue.school.nz

SCHOOL GALA
Held in the school grounds, the Gala is a bi-yearly, open-door event that attracts several thousand people from a wide community of residents in addition to families and friends of the school.  The 2017 Gala was held on Sunday 9th April and was a massive success by all accounts. Through the culmination of a lot of hard work by parents and teachers and with the generosity of our sponsors, the Gala played host to a variety of food stalls, games, water slides, bouncy castles, circus entertainers, live music, mystery envelopes and quick fire raffles, white elephant and toy/clothes stalls but to name a few. Photos from the event can be found on the Gala Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pg/vickiavegala/photos/. Please contact Amanda Dick at mrs.amanda.dick@gmail.com for more details of how you can get involved in the 2019 Gala – become a sponsor, adopt a stall or simply donate some goods or helping hands!

2017 Sponsors

AUCTION NIGHT

Held every other year to the Gala, the Auction Night is an adult-only event held in the school hall that raises funds through live and silent auction. The 2016 Auction Night was themed as Viva Las Vegas and was a sellout event.