The Society has received the following letter from Anna Playford, President of the Glebe Public School P&C
Dear wonderful friends of Glebe Public School,
As you know, Glebe Public School is a vibrant community-based school which reflects the wonderful diversity of the suburb of Glebe; home to 231 students, 30 staff but also an integral part of the Glebe community with over 150,000 people utilising the grounds throughout the year. Over the past decade, Vicki Pogulis has led transformation of Glebe Public School to create a culture in which students, teachers, support staff, parents and community work together to provide a dynamic and high quality learning environment.
But Glebe Public School has a problem, and it’s one which everyone agrees is fundamental to the school experience; its grounds are limited in size and the playground is in desperate need of replacement.
Play has been shown to be a critical aspect of children’s learning and development and yet many of our students have limited access to sporting facilities and playgrounds. Our playground is falling apart, and our kids deserve better. Although the P&C has been working very hard towards this goal and has already raised many thousands of dollars through raffles, cake stalls, trivia nights, auctions and other fundraising efforts, much more is needed. We have been fortunate enough, on this one-off basis, to be granted tax deductible status for donations to our school playground replacement project.
How can you help?
Three methods are available for making a tax-deductable donation:
1. Via the Schools Plus website, https://www.schoolsplus.org.au/new-playground/.
2. By cheque made payable to ‘Australian Schools Plus’ and post to Australian Schools Plus, Bulb, Level 3, 9-19 Elizabeth St, Sydney NSW 2000. (Please make it clear that the cheque is for the project at Glebe Public School called ‘A place for our community to play’).
3. Direct deposit to Australian Schools Plus’ account: Please add your last name/first initial to identify deposit: BSB: 062 000; Account: 158 633 82; Bank: Commonwealth Bank.
Even if you can only afford $5 it will all make a huge difference in the lives of our children – so please give before June 30!
Australian Schools Plus can be contacted on (02) 8880 0296 with any queries.
Want to do more?
If you have other fundraising ideas or would like to volunteer your services with the P&C please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are also seeking corporate sponsors for the playground so if your business or employer might be interested in sponsoring the project please let us know.
We know this new playground will make a difference at Glebe Public School, but we can’t do it without your support. Thanks for your help with ensuring the Glebe Public School Playground fundraiser is a success.
Anna Playford, Glebe Public School P&C
PS. Please help us give our kids the playground they deserve by giving a tax deductible donation through Schools Plus. Thank you!