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    Default School Fundraising and P&F ideas

    Ok wise school mums hit me with some of your best fundraising / school ideas - I've been put in charge of coordinating these events so need all the help I can get!
    So far they apparently do Mother's Day stalls, gelato day, pizza day, mother/son breakfasts and a big fair day at the end of the year plus they also like the individual classes to have a nominated charity and fund raise for that as well so what works well for your school and how did you organise it! I would love some new ideas!

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    Free dress day?

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    Ooh silly sock day is cute and yes free dress or mufti day is a good one too! Thanks!

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    My old school once a week (the year 12s ran it) did apple slinky day.
    Basically they set up a morning tea spot and I think it was 50c or something and all the primary school kids got an apple 'slinky'.

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    One that I loved in school was 5 cent coin races. Each class tried to get the most 5c coins to make the biggest coin snake, all the money then went to the school.

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    I'm not a school mum so hope I can comment but what about something for the dads? I seen you have a mum and son breakfast is there something for dads and daughters? I have no idea if it works or not though so ignore me if need be lol

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    Our school has a big gym/multipurpose space and we have had movie nights. They sold sausages before their movie, and then lollies/chips/popcorn/icy poles/water before the movie and at interval. Kids came in their pj's and bought their beanbags and hung out with their friends. Biggest difficulty was coming up with a movie to suit from 5 y/o's to almost teenagers, but it was a big winner with families and also made a lot of money.

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    Our school does:

    Bunnings BBQs
    School fete every year
    Major raffle - combination of donated minor prizes plus the school buys a major prize worth about $5k eg holiday to Hamilton Island
    School discos
    Sushi day
    Christmas markets (combination of school stalls and paid vendors)
    Monthly craft markets - this one has fizzled out and never really took off, but I believe they were paid vendors hiring a spot and was advertised in adjoining suburbs as a community event.
    We have an "athon" every year. It varies eg spellathon, walkathon, tryathon (different fitness goals for each grade) etc.
    We man the Christmas Wrapping station in a local shopping centre and get paid for each present wrapped.
    We signed up for a rewards program at Super Amart and get a percent of all sales to parents of the school.
    Entertainment books
    Cookie dough drives

    Coffee cart - this one requires a big outlay from the school and requires two volunteers manning the cart every time it is open, but makes about $15 - 20,000 profit every year for the school. Would really only work with a larger school. The cart is open every morning before school and sells coffee to adults and hot chocolate to kids. Cart is also open at every and mean every time the school is open afterhours for meetings and various gatherings. The carts new are expensive but our school managed to get one second hand from a neighbouring school.

    Actually I'm a bit over all the fundraising our school does. They have employed someone to coordinate all the fundraising and it has gotten too much.
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    Dare I suggest it (I'm sure there will be backlash from this), but the Cadbury's Chocolate Drive? Always makes plenty of money for the school.
    Hot Cross Bun Drive (Bakers Delight)

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