FAB (Friends at Baverstock)

Our FAB is our school PTA.  They meet on Wednesday evening at 7.00pm once a month.  

If you are new to the school this is a wonderful way to meet other families in our community.  

These meetings are also attended by our SLT (Senior Leadership Team – Principal and Associate Principals).  While the FAB does a lot of fundraising they also have a lot of fun and are an integral part of our school community.  Over the past few years they have raised funds to: purchase a school van,  purchase and install  astro turf, upgrade our school television station (BNN – Baverstock Network News) and put money towards the installation of an all weather cricket pitch in our school grounds.  Look out for FAB meeting dates in our school newsletter.

Paul Martin
Paul MartinCo-Chairperson
As a current specialist health and safety trainer with a background of 18 years in the emergency services I have always been passionate about helping others.
I have five children with one who currently attends the school and I thought it would be a great idea to join the FAB team.
I wanted to take part as it a great way to meet and work with fantastic parents and teachers who care about the school and the children who attend it.
Daryll Powell
Daryll PowellCo-Chairperson
Kiaora whanau, I am new to FAB and my daughter Thea is in Year 2. Currently I am the Risk Operational Manager for Cotton On Group, which keeps me on my toes.

I feel joining FAB is an ideal opportunity for me to give back to this school which nurtures not only my child but all children that go here.

I look forward to the challenge of this role, with support from the mighty Paul Martin and the whole FAB team, to bring new and exciting fundraising ideas to the school and local community.

Christine Reed
Christine ReedSecretary
I have two fun loving, energetic boys at the school, one in year one and the other in year four.

I work at GymSports NZ (the national association for gymnastics and trampoline) as the Sport Education Manager.

I love to help out with FAB, to help the school become even bigger and better and help fulfill the sense of community.

I also enjoy making new friendships……..

Purchased:

  • School Van
  • Upgrades for TV Station (Baverstock Network News)
  • Cricket Pitch

 Organise / Contribute to:

  • International Food Festivals
  • School Discos
  • Sausage Sizzles
  • Athons
  • Entertainment Books
  • Second-Hand Uniform Shop
  • Calendars
  • Family photos
  • First Aid Kits

Construction of:

  • Tiger Turf Area
  • Baverstock Beach (Sandpit) and sunshade
  • Senior Playground
  • Friendship Seat

Why does the PTA undertake so much Fundraising?

Baverstock Oaks School is a Decile 6 school. The major implication of this rating is the amount of funding given to the school by the government.   As a general overview, more money per child is provided to Decile 1 schools, than to Decile 6 schools.   As a result, you will often find that parents of children at higher Decile schools will be asked to contribute more in terms of donations, trip fees, time, equipment and fundraising.

The purpose of conveying this information to you is not to question the rationale that underpins this funding, but to inform you of the Decile rating funding scheme and the impact it has on Baverstock Oaks School.