Program has schools in running for prizes

The School Rewards campaign started on February 8 and offers cash prizes of $5000, $2500 and $1500 to schools as they accumulate points.

Centre manager Karen Draper said the new program would enable local schools to buy items to enthuse students in the 2016 school year.

“Whether new computers or iPads, musical instruments, sporting equipment or even new costumes for the school production, we look forward to seeing the prize money spent on items that give students another reason to get excited about going to school,” she said.

Customers can convert every dollar spent until February 28 to a point given to a school of their choosing.

Clarkson Primary School is registered in the program and principal Anthony Shields said they had a clear idea where they would like to spend the prize money should they win.

“We would definitely love to direct some funding toward student resources, particularly the IT area as we have a focus this year to update and expand our current technology,” he said.