Thank you to those students who have already handed me the money you fundraised via your Drum-for-a-cause ticket sales! Please remember to drop your ticket money off to me before the end of term if possible, so I can pay the Akwaaba drummers and organise the sausages/rolls, sauces, etc. before next term starts.
Remember that you can earn $10 from every ticket sold and count it towards your personal fundraising totals. If you are having difficulty selling to family and at your organisations, you can try selling to neighbours, members of your church or friends at school. For those of you who would like more tickets to sell, please eMail Miss Erasmus (Gillian.Erasmus@ststephens.wa.edu.au).
Just for advanced notice, on the night of the drumming event (12th October), we ask that each tour student bring a salad (and possibly salad tongs) to share on the evening. We will talk more about that at our next lunchtime meeting (Wednesday, 20th September).
Some of you have asked for sponsorship letters to assist you with a sausage sizzle. There are 3 downloadable letters below that might help you with this. There is a letter to request a sausage sizzle day/time and 2 letters requesting support in the form of sausages and rolls for your sausage sizzle. They are in Word format, so you can edit them if you wish.
Just a reminder of the Parent/Student meeting next Tuesday, the 29th of August at 6:45pm. We will meet in the Glenda Parkin Learning Centre (the Year 7 Building). Students and parents are required to attend.
I would suggest bringing a pen/paper to write down any thoughts, questions, or notes you might like to take. Questions are encouraged, and we will always do the best we can to answer them.
This is a reminder that this Thursday (17th August) is the student introductory meeting/dinner and 1st cultural immersion activity at Panarottis Restaurant in Currumbine. All details are on the blog post from the 30th of July.
Nicole Meagher (Lachlan’s Mother) has suggested that if any other parents are available and would like to join her for dinner at Spur (downstairs from Panarottis) while the students and staff meet upstairs to please contact her via eMail at email@example.com for booking purposes.
There will be a South Africa Tour meeting on Tuesday, the 29th of August, at 6:45pm. We will meet in the Glenda Parkin Learning Centre (the Year 7 Building). Students and parents should attend. See you there!
Now that we are at the start of a new term, it’s time to get things rolling! Our first Cultural Immersion Activity for tour students will be on the evening of Thursday, the 17th of August. More details about where, what time, and what this activity involves will be posted on the blog in the next few days by Miss Erasmus or myself. For now, save this date because your attendance is mandatory. 🙂
Caitlin Anastas and her mother, Rachael Anastas, are interested in organising a sausage sizzle fundraiser for the tour. They are looking for a few interested students and parents to help. Of course, all profits will be divided fairly.
If you are ready to get your fundraising campaign started now, please contact Rachael at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Parents and students, please let us know of any other fundraising endeavours that you organise and if you would like helpers. Thank you for getting the fundraising journey started, Caitlin and Rachael!
All tour students and parents should have subscribed to the blog by this stage, as it is our main form of communication. Students, please check that your parents have subscribed. Parents, please check that your son/daughter has subscribed. Thank you!
If you haven’t already handed in your Trip Agreement Form, Parent Consent Form and Medical Consent Form, please hand this in to me on Monday, the 24th of July. They can be downloaded from the blog post made on the 28th of June.
The 1st instalment ($1600) for the 2018 South Africa Service Tour is due this coming Monday, the 24th of July. This deposit is needed so we can book your airline tickets. You can make the payment my clicking on the TOUR Payments link in the column to the right. –>
This holiday break is a great time to start your fundraising, or at least start to organise your fundraising. I spoke with our contact at Bunnings in Joondalup and they are already booked out for sausages sizzles until next January! Having said that, you might want to try another Bunnings or your local footy clubs, etc.
Some tips from experienced fundraisers:
Get into the spirit of fundraising. Remember why you are doing this. If you need motivation, just remember that every $ you make goes to positively influencing the lives of children in South Africa.
Don’t wait to get started. Get started early because it allows you more flexibility in organising a time that works for you and gives you more time to reach (and hopefully exceed) your $700 target.
Remember to think big and aim high. You are better off putting your energy into larger fundraising events where you can earn more money and reach your target quickly (i.e.- sausage sizzles). While bake sales, cake stalls, and raffles are certainly helpful and slightly easier to organise, it will take you a lot longer (and many attempts) to reach your target.
When fundraising, always engage with your customers. Smile and talk to them. Share why you are fundraising and why you are happy to be a part of such an awesome journey.
Feel free to click on the link below and use the reformatted letter to initiate contact for any companies that you do your fundraising through. It may need some slight editing based on your particular type of fundraiser, but feel free to do so.
All your fundraising deposits should be made here on the blog, through the fundraising link in the column to the right. –>
The 3 documents below were sent to you in your acceptance eMail on Tuesday, 27th June. It is important to read, sign and return these document by Wednesday of Week 1 next term. Please ensure that you are prompt as we need to ensure that all documentation is correct and in order. Then, we can start booking flights.