Fundraiser building pride, optimism along with cash

Carly Nasso and Tam Smith, with students Rainer Shaw, Josh Attrill and Beckett Shaw, are getting ready for Saturday’s sausage sizzle. Picture: Emma Reeves www.communitypix.com.au d422398
Carly Nasso and Tam Smith, with students Rainer Shaw, Josh Attrill and Beckett Shaw, are getting ready for Saturday’s sausage sizzle. Picture: Emma Reeves www.communitypix.com.au d422398

The P and C has planned a sausage sizzle this weekend and is holding a raffle to raise funds for reading resources and screens to replace whiteboards in classrooms. Pa nd C secretary Carly Nasso said the school had more than 700 students from kindergarten to Year 10.

‘The last few years have provided many challenges for the school community ” the massive increase in housing development raised the school population to breaking point,’ she said.

‘This has been relieved somewhat by the opening of Yanchep Beach Primary and the setting up of local intake areas.

‘However, as housing developments continue to grow, there will be constant increasing demands on the school for some time to come.’

Ms Nasso said the State Government had promised the school $10.5 million in 2013 to upgrade its buildings, but cuts to education funding earlier this year meant it did not eventuate.

‘This major disappointment left the school community demoralised and disadvantaged,’ she said.

‘The Yanchep DHS P and C is working hard to restore pride and optimism in the school students and to raise the profile of the school in the community.’

Raffle prizes include a family trip to Fiji, a BMX bike and two tickets to the Andrea Bocelli concert, with winners to be drawn on August 29.

The P and C will be selling tickets at a sausage sizzle at Masters Home Improvement store in Butler this Saturday, July 12, from 7am to 3pm. Email yanchep.parents@iinet.net.au or visit the school office.