FORPS - Friends of Rowville Primary School

Bunnings Sausage Sizzle

The Bunnings Sausage Sizzle fundraiser was a fantastic, all be it very hot day. We would like to thank our parent and staff helpers, Sarah Verstak, Rick Vriends, Mahdi, Ellie, Mihkayla, Liz Van Deventer, Ben Van Deventer, Amy Satur, Lew Satur, Cathy Barnett, Andrew Mellado, Tiffany Bamford, Kate Kirk, Reiha Ternes, Lionel Beer, Monika Beer,  Camilla Worsnop, Tania Challis and Liz Altmeppen for their time serving and sizzling the sausages. It was great to see many of our families pop down to support our efforts. We raised approximately $1300 on the day.

 

Readathon

This year we are encouraging all student to read!  The Rowville Primary School Readathon is currently being held and concludes on Monday 18 March 2019.   The aim is for each child to read as many books as possible during this period. This can include books that are read to children, at home or school, as well as books that children read themselves.

 

Students may be sponsored per book.  Alternatively, sponsors may wish to make a donation.  It is important that children are accompanied by an adult if canvassing for sponsors.  In an effort to encourage our younger generation to embrace reading more and get involved, we ask parents to encourage their children to participate and assist in gaining sponsorship, however small.

 

In addition, provided you return your sponsorship money and form by Friday March 29 2019, you will be eligible for prizes.  There will be a separate prize for Junior School (Foundation, Years 1 and 2), Middle School (Years 3 and 4) and Senior School (Years 5 and 6).

  1. If you read the most books
  2. If you raise the most funds

Happy Reading!

 

How Can You Be Involved in FORPS?

Are you wondering how you can be involved?  Who are FORPS and what do we do? 

We are a group of parents who volunteer our time to help raise money for the students at our school and improve the school spirit and sense of community by bringing people together.  All funds raised directly benefit our school.  FORPS fundraising has enabled the school to establish the 21st Century STEM Learning Centre, establish the junior sports precinct, purchase computers, install the running track and soccer pitch and build the pirate ship playground.

The role of FORPS is to provide an opportunity for parents or carers of current and past students to:

- Develop friendships within the school community

- Support the school by improving the quality of resources available through effective fundraising activities

- Enjoy a greater involvement with the school.

In 2017, the activities and events run by FORPS generated over $25,000.   As well as fundraising, we also assist and support the school behind the scenes as required.

FORPS usually have a regular monthly meeting on a Monday at 7.30pm.    We invite you to come along to our very casual meetings, join in and share your ideas. No experience is necessary, just a willingness to participate in the best interest of the school community.  If you are interested in finding out more, please contact FORPS via forps@rowvilleps.vic.edu.au

FORPS Meeting dates

The FORPS monthly meeting is held in the school staff room at 7.30pm. We invite all members of the school community to attend.

  • Monday 18th March
  • Monday 29th April
  • Monday 27th May
  • Monday 24th June
  • Monday 19th August
  • Monday 16th September
  • Monday 14th October
  • Monday 18th November – Annual General Meeting