Money raised from the annual Three Schools Charity Golf Day has seen three Tocumwal schools share in $18,000.February 19, 2014 1:25pm
Three Tocumwal schools have shared in $18,000 raised through the annual Three Schools Charity Golf Day.
Tocumwal Golf Club events manager Kathy Stein said 139 golfers helped raise the funds, which have been split evenly between Tocumwal Pre-school, the primary school and Sacred Heart.
‘‘Golfers paid $75 to play on the day, which included a ticket to the gala dinner as well,” Ms Stein said.
‘‘We also had just dinner tickets available, and we had 180 people at the dinner.
‘‘We had 76 handicapped players and 63 non-handicapped, which included the juniors.
‘‘We also had a raffle and a silent auction.’’
Ms Stein said it was the biggest charity golf day to date.
‘‘Last year we distributed $5,000 to each of the schools,” she said.
‘‘It’s a great result considering we only really had three months to organise the event and we dropped the entry fee this year.
‘‘The parents of the schools helped with the event and local businesses donated a lot of prizes for the raffle.”
Ms Stein said planning has already begun for next year’s event, which she said is expected to be “bigger and better, again”.
Tocumwal Pre-school director Jess Williams said the funding would help the preschool finish off renovations carried out during the Christmas school holidays.
‘‘During our renovations we knocked down our office and built a new one,’’ she said.
‘‘This funding will help us to install airconditioners and new cabinets.
‘‘We received an excellent amount and it’s great that the three schools get a share.’’
Tocumwal Public principal Darren White said the funds will be used to subsidise whole school activities and to purchase iPads.
‘‘The funds will go toward an annual five-week gymnastics program for all classes starting on March 10,’’ he said.
‘‘We will also be running Chinese language and culture classes for all students in terms 3 and 3.
‘‘We want to offer the children programs city students are more exposed to and try to target geographical isolation.’’
Lyndall McLeod from Sacred Heart said the school’s share would be spent buying new equipment and furniture for junior area rooms.
‘‘New mini iPads will also be purchased that will be used within the school for student learning,’’ she said.
‘‘They will be used throughout the curriculum, including within the literacy and numeracy programs.
‘‘Many thanks go out to the families and friends of our three schools who volunteered their time for such a worthy event.
‘‘There is such great teamwork and sense of collaboration between the schools with a shared vision of improving the educational facilities that is offered in our town.
‘‘Many thanks also need to go to the businesses who supported and sponsored the Charity Day in some way.
‘‘The children in Tocumwal are very fortunate to have such a supportive community who really value education and understand the needs of our growing school communities.’’
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