It’s ‘Hammertime’ at Bayfield Primary. Hammertime is the school’s key social and fundraising event, centred around an enticing auction of generously donated items and experiences money often can’t buy.
Following the major building project and the board’s priority of adapting all the other outlying classroom blocks into flexible learning spaces, has meant that the school now needs to build up reserve funds again.
“We rely on the generosity of our school community to raise extra funds for our school,” said Mrs Fletcher.
Funds raised this year will be used to provide specialist teachers and learning support programmes as well as devices for learning with digital technology. The new hall also needs a stage, curtains and more chairs. Long-term, the school would like to convert one of the courts to an all-weather surface with a roof, plus create terraced seating along the school side of the field.
“Hammertime is a fantastic night for the parents and friends of Bayfield to enjoy, but it’s important to remember the recipients are our children. Current and future students of Bayfield deserve to learn in the best facilities possible and we’re determined to put on a brilliant event to continue that reality.”
Bayfield welcomes all friends of the school to Hammertime on Friday 24 June for a great night of live music, dancing and friendly (but competitive) bidding.
Tickets to the last two Hammertime events in 2012 and 2014 sold out, so this year people are encouraged to get their tickets early to avoid disappointment. Tickets will be available at the school office.
Bayfield Board Chairman David McPherson says Hammertime is a tribute to the generosity of the people and businesses in wider Ponsonby.
“So many businesses get behind this event with generous donations. Yet again we’ve been blown away by the sorts of experiences and items people are prepared to donate, but we’re always looking for more for inclusion in both the silent and main auctions.”
Details of the event and a taste of the diverse range of auction items already donated can be viewed at the official Hammertime website www.hammertimebayfield.com
The website is updated regularly as new items are offered in the countdown to Hammertime 2016.
If you have a goods, service or experience that you would like to generously donate to the event please contact Geoff McLay Geoff@mclay.com