Proceeds will fund new school play area gallery

Howick Primary pupils are getting excited about the school's big gala that takes place this Saturday from 10am to 2pm.
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Howick Primary pupils are getting excited about the school's big gala that takes place this Saturday from 10am to 2pm.

Howick Primary School comes alive this Saturday for its first gala in decades.

The family fun day will include sales bargains, rapid-fire raffles, silent auction, an extensive food court and tons of stalls and games.

Principal Leyette Callister says the community event will help the school raise funds for key projects such as a new junior playground and senior school resources.

"We have a playground design to replace the junior one, which is very old and rotting underneath, so we absolutely have to replace it.

"We need $50,000 for the new design and would also like to put rubber underneath it."

East Auckland businesses are supporting the gala to help with donations and activities.

"Howick New World supermarket is huge supporters of the school and has donated over $1000 in grocery vouchers and goods that will be found in mystery envelopes and gourmet gift hampers," Callister says.

"Nicholls Construction Group is sponsoring the Field of Fun including a 15-metre long inflatable obstacle course, pit-stop challenge, bouncy inflatable, cash cube, and the tamariki corner in the toddle zone."

She says the whole school will be involved in the huge programme of activities.

"We want the community to come and enjoy a fun day with lots of food and things for all ages."

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* Howick Primary School Gala is on Saturday, March 25, 10am-2pm, at 40 Willoughby Avenue.

 - Stuff

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