Whangaparaoa School’s Gala this weekend is focused on raising as much money as possible to help pay for its new adventure playground (HM Feb 1).
The playground is being constructed alongside the school’s pump track, with construction expected to begin next month.
The Gala is well supported by the community and provides a bit of festive fun before cooler weather begins to close in.
It includes games, a wide range of food, rides, a White Elephant stall, books, toys and raffles.
Teachers will be dunked in the time-honoured tradition.
Organisers say that the involvement of class representatives is helping ensure there are enough parents, friends and staff volunteers to ensure the gala runs smoothly.
The school hopes to raise around $40,000. As well as supporting the playground project, the money raised will go towards learning aids, books, sports equipment and specialist staff.
The Whangaparaoa School Gala is at the school, 39 Ladies Mile, Manly on Sunday, March 18 from 10am-3pm.