In an effort to improve student participation and attitudes towards cross country, as well as take advantage of a school fundraising opportunity, this year we are rebranding our school cross country as the School Fun Run. This event is going to be run in conjunction with an online fundraising programme called School Fun Run. Through using this programme we will not only promote running for a purpose, and raise money, but students will be able earn prizes for themselves based on how much money they raise. Further details about the School Fun Run Programme are below.
Weather permitting our school Fun Run (formerly known as the cross country) will be held on Thursday 5 September 2019 at Martyn Wilson Field. We have a saving day planned for Monday 9 September 2019if needed. If we are rained out on both these days a running course will be set up around the school.
About the School Fun Run Program
The School Fun-Run promotes healthy and active lifestyles while helping us raise funds!
It’s all about participation, with students treated to a great day as a reward for their fundraising
efforts. Family support is key to our fundraising success and we encourage
everyone to get involved.
How Does My Child Fundraise?
Firstly, go to www.schoolfundraising.co.nz and create a student profile page for your child.
Everything to do with your fundraising revolves around this page. Once you have completed
this, read through your Sponsorship Form, which has instructions on how to raise money
and order prizes.
Students who raise just $10 will receive a reward for their effort. The more they raise, the better
their reward – don’t forget to check these out in the sponsorship form! We will educate
students on the dangers of door knocking without adult supervision, and we encourage you
to reiterate this at home. The best people to ask for sponsorship are people you know
(e.g. friends, family, work colleagues and neighbours).
The easiest way to help your child raise money is through online fundraising, where students
raise an average of $120. On top of raising more money, it’s also safer and easier than
door knocking and you don’t have to worry about handling money! To start fundraising online,
go to your student profile page at www.schoolfundraising.co.nz and share your online fundraising
Not only can you support the school and students with your sponsorship – but you can join
in on the fun! We would love to welcome parents and family members to attend the School Fun-Run.
Ordering Prizes – ALL PRIZES MUST BE ORDERED ONLINE
Prizes MUST be ordered between the 13 September and 20th September. Simply visit www.schoolfundraising.co.nz to log into your Profile Page between these dates. Then click on the ‘CLAIM YOUR PRIZE’ button and follow the prompts. If you have any questions, please contact the School Fun-Run team on 0800 377 170 and they will gladly assist!
Thank you, good luck and happy fundraising!