The Dunalley community deeply appreciates your help to get our school rebuilt and open for the beginning of this school year. To do so we will need significant help from the Federal, State and Local Governments to provide temporary classrooms and infrastructure. Additionally we are grateful for any help you or your business can give us.
Material donations to the school of educational aids, books, toys, stationery, musical instruments, etc have been wonderfully overwhelming (thank you so very much to those who have donated!) so from here in we would find the most benefit in cash or gift vouchers. This will give give the teachers and support staff an opportunity to work out what they need once they return. It means that you can choose to direct your donation towards a particular facet of school life close to your heart.
There will be a degree of disruption at the beginning of the term as we settle into the temporary buildings and we will have contingency plans in place to take the children on excursions, art and drama visits, picnics, camps, etc so your support for these activities would also be appreciated.
If you are unsure where to direct your support, think creatively! Think music shop vouchers, food vouchers for the breakfast club or the P&F activities, a boat trip, ABC shop vouchers, hardware store vouchers, stationery shop vouchers, movie money, plant nursery vouchers, art shop vouchers, visits from performers such as a circus workshop, a big top tent for shade, fabric shop vouchers, stress management tools (maybe staff might need a massage!), puzzle shops, etc.
Cake for the workers! The community has been sending in goodies like pizzas (thank you to Steph and Ben from the Waterfront Cafe), cakes and biscuits to sustain the efforts of the on site tradesmen as they toil toward opening time – if any locals would like to contribute, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to slot into the roster. Thank you!
Books for the Library: A huge thank you from the bottom of our hearts to Fullers Bookshop, Hobart. They co-ordinated and received donations of many many books for our library. Donations are now closed due to such a wonderful response. We are so grateful to both Fullers and to all those who donated books.
Book ‘Coverers’ Needed! As a result of this response to the book drive, we need help with covering them all! There will be a working bee to do book covering on the weekend of February 16th and 17th and we will need as many volunteers as we can get – we have about 1500 books to cover! We would love it if you could set aside these dates, even if it for an hour or two. Book covering will take place in the school gym.
Furniture making and Classroom re-fitting – 12th February. Further details to be confirmed.
Hardware (best served by sending hardware store gift vouchers to Dunalley Primary School C/ Dunalley Post Office, 160 Arthur Highway, Dunalley), or you might have good quality hardware goods, specifically:- workshop tools – hoses, sprinklers, garden tools: spade, rake etc hand tools eg; screwdrivers, hammers, saws etc cordless drills etc vice, extension cords, maintenance hardware
– chainsaw: chaps, mask, visor, hard hat, ear muffs
– wheel barrow
Cash – Donations of cash would be greatly appreciated to allow us to buy for the school some of the items listed above. Bank details of our School Association are as follows:
Account Name: Dunalley School Association
BSB : 067103
Account number: 10022607