Work Day 2017

August 1, 2017

Just a reminder that the annual Taradale High School Work Day is fast approaching. Work day is set for Tuesday 15 August. Students have been informed of this expectation and will be issued workday cards early next week. On work day, students are encouraged to complete five hours of work at home or in the community. Most students find work:

· at home

· for family friends or relatives,

· for local businesses, or,

· for elderly members of the community who appreciate a helping hand

The school has distributed fliers asking for members of the community to offer jobs for students who have been unable to find work, and we will endeavour to match jobs and students where possible.

Suggested rates of pay: Juniors $5 per hour, Seniors $6 per hour.

Students who choose not to participate in Work Day, are expected to be at school as normal on 15 August and will be supervised. Please don’t allow your children to have a day off.

The work day serves a number of valuable purposes. It raises the profile of Taradale High School students within the Taradale and Greenmeadows area. It provides a valuable social experience for the students and it also provides a service for many older folk who are grateful for the assistance. Work Day raises a significant amount of money which allows the school to provide resources that otherwise wouldn’t be available for our students, and it also provides an opportunity for students to get a taste of an occupation they are interested in pursuing. Previous workdays have been highly successful, raising in the order of $15,000 to $20,000. Each year the student body, through the student council, plays a significant part in deciding how the funds are spent. Recent worthy examples include:

· Sports Gear

· New Minibus

· Video Editing Gear

· Shade areas / Shade Sails

· Student Lockers

· New Blazers

· Comfortable seats in the hall

· New BBQ tables

· Polar fleeces for coaches

· New Rubbish bins

· EFTPOS Machine in canteen

I would encourage you to support workday and to facilitate your son or daughter playing a full and active part. This is a key fund-raising activity we ask all of our students to support. If you have any questions or any jobs you can offer students please don’t hesitate to contact me (contact details below) or the school office.

Al Bain – Deputy Principal

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