In the last few years our FOMs and Fair Committee teams have reviewed the fundraising challenges for our school and this year we would like to approach fundraising with greater emphasis on the kids, family fun, and spreading the workload across the year.

We’re a fun bunch (yes, all of us!), meeting at all sorts of venues, and we’d love for a few more of you to join us.

Traditionally a large fundraising expectation fell on the fair alone, putting added pressure on parents, kids, and teachers alike in the critical final term.  By introducing a spread of fundraising activities throughout the year we believe we can deliver a series of fun community events, for parents and children, that are less stressful overall but still deliver against the fundraising target.

Our fundraising efforts go into improving the school for all our students and our latest big project was renovating the outdoor Tuanui Court which will cost the school over $500K once fully completed.  This means that hosting regular events and fundraiser we can continue to improve the school and its facilities for our whole community to enjoy.

We host….
Year round – Sausage sizzles, ice block sales, calendar art
Education Challenge Fundraiser (“athon”)
Parent Quiz Night
School Fair
Auction Night
and others…

We are open to parents running their own fundraisers, so please get in touch if you are interested in getting a team together for an event or idea you may have.

Our hope is that mix of events will serve to bring a steadier pace to fundraising, increase the fun factor and remove “Fear of the Fair” from parents’ mindsets.  We would love a few more willing and able helpers for the following openings so we can proceed as planned:

If you prefer to help without committing to monthly meetings there are lots of smaller tasks we would appreciate your help with such as making signs, driving for food pick-ups, etc.  Please just drop us a line with your interest.  If you are interested in any of these positions please contact the office or email foms@maungawhau.school.nz

Thank you in advance for supporting your school community.


For over 100 years Maungawhau school has been a pillar of the Mount Eden community. It is a very popular decile 10 school, with a relatively small catchment area, and is attended by more than 650 children.

Fundraising is very important in our school as we receive the least amount of government funding which directly impacts our children’s schooling life.  

Fundraising is split over a number of activities not only to help us reach our annual target but also to provide a supportive environment that ALL parents are encouraged to be a part of – let’s have some fun while we support our children and the school.   Be part of your school community by getting involved, it is also great way to meet people.

The annual school fair is a highlight of the local community’s calendar, attracting thousands of attendees from the local area and far beyond. It is a fun, vibrant and energetic event offering a wide range of food, entertainment and shopping experiences over the course of the day. 

We have a dedicated School Community website and Facebook page, both of which are great forums to keep in touch with news and events within the school and our local community.