Swimming Pool Upgrade
We are thankful for the grants received from Trsut Waikato, Wel Energy Trust and the Lion Foundation to help us upgrade our swimming pool facilities. With the help of the PTA and the Wel Energy Trust, the Board funded the resurfacing of the school pool and also purchased a pool cover and new steps into the pool. The cover will help the pool water stay warmer and cleaner.
Our new playground has become a popular feature of the school. It is used not only during school time, but also by the community after our children have gone home. The staff and children of Woodstock School are extremely grateful to the Trillian Trust who contributed $15,000 towards stage one of our project and to Trust Waikato who gifted $6903 for stage two. Our PTA and BOT funded the remaining amount towards the total cost of the project. This joint funding approach has enabled our children to keep active, challenge themselves and develop their motor skills while of course having FUN on the playground. Without the support of all these groups, this project could not have happened as schools do not get funding for projects like this from the Ministry of Education. Thanks again to all those who have contributed. It is a great asset to our school and enjoyed by many children.
The resurfacing of our original court area with Tiger Turf was a long term project for the school. After huge fundraising efforts from our PTA and generous grants from Grassroots Trust, Wel Energy Trust and Trust Waikato, the vision finally became a reality for the school. As well as looking visually appealing, the turf has become a real asset for Woodstock School. It provides a great training base for many of our sports teams and gives a safe playing area for our children during break times. Mike Conlon had the honour, on behalf of the Board of Trustees, of cutting the official ribbon when the turf was opened.