The pandemic restrictions sparked the idea for the online auction, and after face-to-face activities were banned, the P&C had to pivot to meet the needs of the community.
“We had to find ways to maintain community involvement and lift spirits whilst also trying to meet our fundraising targets,” Mrs Barnett explained.
“Even though it was a tough time for shop-keepers, the local business community really came to the fore and donated some fantastic prizes during lockdown.”
Elizabeth has been a member of the P&C since her daughter started school at NBPS in 2020.
If they reach their fund-raising target this year, Mrs Barnett says the P&C will assist teachers and students with receiving “the educational experience they deserve.”
The Neutral Bay Public School’s P&C are raising money for school supplies and equipment.
“The NBPS P&C online Auction aims to raise funds for resources including contributions to the schools arts and science programs, classroom resources like new or upgraded technology and playground equipment,” she said.
“You can imagine how many Smartboards and iPads are required for a school with over 800 students!”
To get involved in the Online Auction, visit the WEBSITE. Bidding will close at 9 pm on Friday, August 26.
If you’re a business owner who would like to get involved and help NBPS raise money, there is still time to donate a prize by emailing Elizabeth at [email protected].