Foundation

The Whitsunday Anglican School Foundation plays a valuable role within our school environment. The Foundation funds a variety of projects and programs for the benefit of the school.

Mission Statement

To build relationships with our community which will assist in the creation of resources for the continuing development of the school.

History

Early in 1999 a group of interested parties formed a Steering Committee and the official Foundation launch occurred on Friday 5th November 1999 in the Pansy Wood Music Centre.

The Foundation is ultimately a vehicle for attracting financial donations to ensure the continuing development of facilities at the Whitsunday Anglican School, which will benefit our students now and into the future. We encourage our whole community to participate in the provision of first-class academically focused education in Mackay.

Operation of Foundation funds

The Parents

The Foundation, and indeed the School, sees parents as an integral part of Whitsunday Anglican School. At the commencement of each year, a small function is held to welcome new parents to the School. Likewise, at the end of each year, those parents whose formal connection to the school through their children is about to come to a close are farewelled and thanked for their support and involvement throughout their children’s time with us. These functions are co-hosted with the School Board and Parents’ & Friends’ Association.

Scholarships and bursaries fund

There exists the option for potential donors to Whitsunday Anglican School to fund Scholarships and/or Bursaries to deserving students. Information on how to become a benefactor in this area can be obtained by contacting the Registrar.

Susan Kennedy Library fund

Ms Susan Kennedy was the inaugural Librarian at Whitsunday Anglican School, and it was her great love of bringing together children and books that prompted the Foundation to set up this Fund. Donations to the Fund are tax deductible.

Business Partnership Program (BPP)

The BPP participant identifier sticker (placed on credit/debit card) is a vehicle by which parents are encouraged to support businesses owned by School families, who in turn make a donation to the Building Fund to support School projects.  Information on advertising in the Directory and School publications can be obtained from the Foundation Support Officer on 07 4969 2000.

Old Scholars and Reunions

The Foundation has been the driving force behind developing the Old Scholars Association, hosting functions in Townsville, Mackay and Brisbane since 2001. Ten, twenty and twenty-five Year Class Reunions are also now an annual event under the guidance of the Foundation’s staff.

For more information on any aspect of The Foundation’s work please contact the Foundation Support Officer on (07) 4969 2000.

 

Foundation fundraising

The Foundation has raised funds for the following projects/programs:

  • Chapel external refurbishment finished in 2010
  • Chapel Garden of Memories and of Peace
  • Family photo days
  • Building projects and equipment
  • Arts Centre
  • Music equipment
  • Year 12 eating area seating
  • Kindergarten play equipment
  • Business Partnership Program (BPP)

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