Carnival boost secures digital funds
The digital technology fundraiser launched by Harvey Primary School’s parents and citizens association earlier this year was given a final funding boost at the school’s sports carnival, getting the tally over the line.
Last year was the first time computer coding and digital technology were included as part of the Statewide school curriculum, and the association set an ambitious target of $20,000 to purchase the necessary equipment and technology.
With help from the Harvey Lions Club and donations by school families, the association raised a further $2500 by holding a barbecue breakfast and lunch and selling cakes.
“This meant we presented the principal with a cheque for $20,000, the digital technology project complete,” committee president Jon Adams said.
“It’s been a massive 10 months of fundraising, from colour runs to school discos, with crazy hair days and lots more in between.”
Mr Adams said the association’s committee had worked hard on the project which had received strong support from the Harvey community.
“Assistance has been given by various businesses and local volunteer organisations, without which we wouldn’t be at this point,” he said.
“We’ll have a short rest then it’s onto the next project.”
Amber Van Djyk and Louis Celisano collect the shield for the winning Red faction.
Holly Adams, Gianna and Jack Bacich with the school's funding meter that was filled right to the top in time for the school sports carnival.
Yellow faction marches onto the field.
Staff and students were thankful for the good weather on the day.
Harvey Primary School principal Jason Romeo thanks the school's Parents and Citizens Committee member Helen Thomas for the digital technology funds.
Holly Adams and Janah Padua in action for their factions in the flag race.