Help Us Raise Funds

Sometimes it seems like schools are always asking parents for more money!  Find out some of the reasons why in this letter from a parent.

Here are some of the ways you can help us to raise funds for the school. Please check your newsletters for details of our regular fundraising efforts.

Fia Fia Day — 2016 dates to be confirmed

Fia Fia Day is Newton Central's major public fundraising event each year. It is a gala day involving stalls, activities and entertainment, open to the whole community and usually held towards the end of the first term each year. Parents are asked to contribute items to sell, to help with the running of things, and to come along on the day with friends and family to support the school. Contact Sheila Buchanan, Assistant Principal for more information.

Recycle Paper and Cardboard

FullCircle paper recyclingPlease bring your old paper and cardboard into school and help us earn money for library books! Full Circle is a NZ based recycling company with a special programme for schools. They pay us every month for all the paper and cardboard we can collect for them from our homes and the school. They provide jobs for NZ workers in Penrose and Tokoroa who recycle it all into new packaging.

We now have a green Full Circle Paper from Homes recycle bin located in the Waima Street carpark, near the bees. Please help us if you can by dropping off all your used paper and cardboard (except the tetrapack kind that makes juice containers which go in the fridge) into our bin. The bin is cleared weekly at present. Every dollar earned will go to new books for our library!

Dulux Paint

For every 8 litres of Dulux paint bought between April 7th and May 31st, Dulux will donate 1 litre of paint to our school. Parents and caregivers just need to staple their receipt to the Dulux Paint for Schools entry card which they will receive when they buy their paint, and get their kids to drop it off at the school office. Full details at

Yummy Stickers

Please continue to munch on those apples as we continue collecting in 2016. Download and print your Yummy Sticker Sheet.


From time to time we run auctions on TradeMe, the proceeds of which go to the school. Find them here.

Hangi Cooker Hire our Hangi Cooker!

Sport or Social Gathering? Hungry whanau to feed?
Fundraising for Community Groups?

Newton Central's brand new super-duper hangi cooker is for hire.
Jumbo Cooker (will cook for up to 250 people)
$150.00 hirage and $150.00 bond

Ring the office on 09 378 6883 to book.

McCain Veggie Patches

Our school signed up for the School Veggie Patches programme that began in April for primary schools throughout New Zealand. This programme encourages schools to build their own veggie patches, grow their own vegetables and for the students to learn how to grow and care for vegetables. How can you help?

By buying McCain vegetable products and bringing the barcodes in to the Room 13. Every barcode from a McCain Vegetable product that is given to the school gets points for the school. Schools will then be able to redeem their points for a range of gardening tools, seeds and equipment such as wheelbarrows, water tanks and compost bins to help with our school garden patch. More information here.

Slingshot and CallPlus 'Better Schools' Programme

We are now part of this wonderful programme whereby Slingshot customers can choose to have a percentage of their monthly bill donated to the school. Each month, Slingshot will send us a cheque to use as we see fit. How big that cheque is depends on you! If you’d like this easy way to contribute please go to or call 0800 89 2000 and speak to one of their friendly customer helpers.

Tower Kiwisaver: Cash 4 Schools Programme

Newton Central School is a member of the Cash 4 Schools initiative from Tower. Registered schools receive a $20 donation from Tower for each new person who signs up or transfers to the Tower KiwiSaver Scheme and nominates that school, as well as an ongoing donation based on a percentage of the balance of the members Tower KiwiSaver Scheme account (currently equivalent to $5 p.a. per $10,000 invested for each member who participates in the programme.

If you have chosen Tower as your KiwiSaver provider, please could you consider nominating Newton Central School as your beneficiary in the Cash 4 Schools programme. For more information visit or call 0800 808 808

Warehouse Stationery

Warehouse Stationery has a Support Your School programme. Every purchase you make at Warehouse Stationery earns BlueBiz Rewards Points for your nominated school - all year round, on nearly all products (not just school stationery - furniture, phones, art, craft, technology and more). Just keep a note with the code in your purse/wallet and hand it over whenever you make a purchase.  Newton Central's code is BYSBOXG