Fun Run - Wednesday 16th September 2020

Dear Parent/Guardian, 

Our Fun Run is re-launching and will be held on Wednesday 16th September

After the impacts of Covid 19 - Maraetai Beach School are excited to announce the ‘re-launch’ of our 2020 School Fun Run. Our students have been looking forward to taking part in this event and now our plans are back on track and our students can’t wait! 

At Maraetai Beach School we understand the value of comfortable learning environments for our students.  We know that providing all children with an optimal learning environment will assist them on their learning journey. Comfortable surroundings will contribute to their success here at our school.  The funds raised from this event will go towards the installation of air-conditioning units in classrooms. 

How will this fundraiser work? 

This year we have partnered with New Zealand based online fundraising company Raise It.  Raise It specialise in working with New Zealand schools to maximise their fundraising efforts.  As we know collecting sponsorship online makes it super easy for everyone - no more door knocking, your child can collect more donations from further afield (e.g. friends and family living overseas, work colleagues etc) and no need to worry about handling all that cash and bringing it into school!  


How do I sign my child up to fundraise online? 

If you already signed up before lock down your child’s fundraising page & donations will still be there. If you didn’t then each child can sign up for their very own web page to send out to collect online sponsorship.  

Just go to our Maraetai Beach School Fundraising Hub page at:                 


  • You will find the REGISTER link to set up their account on this page 
  • You will need to choose your child’s classroom as their fundraising team 
  • If you need any help email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for direct assistance 
  • All student totals update in real time and your donors can leave you messages of encouragement 
  • The online Fundraising Hub website can be viewed to see the top classes and individuals at any time

What do we do with cash donations? 

We understand not everyone can donate online so we have cash sponsorship forms that will be sent home in hard copy MBS Fun Run Offline Sponsorship Form. Children can bring in all funds raised after the event. As we don't want these children to miss out on including these amounts in their Online Totals we will enter these amounts against their online account. Note: this can take up to two business days once the school office notifies Raise It of the cash donation amount. 

Alternatively if you do not wish to set your child up with an online fundraising page, please just return the cash with a cash sponsorship form to the office and it will be loaded to your child’s class total. 

We have some fantastic prizes this year for the children. 

Prizes (most money raised individually)
1st Prize Bike worth $350.00 
2nd Prize $200 Warehouse voucher 
3rd Prize $100 Warehouse voucher 
4th and 5th Prize $50.00 Warehouse voucher 5th to 10th Prize $25.00 Warehouse voucher.

We will also be giving away spot prizes between now and the event. Every Wednesday and Friday we will announce 5 spot prize winners.  To win a spot prizes your child must be registered on the fundraising website. 

The first class to have everyone registered will receive ice blocks for morning tea and the first class to raise over $1000.00 will also get ice blocks! 

Last year we raised over $12,000 for this event.  This year, if we manage to raise more than last year each section of the school will have their own fun afternoon planned to celebrate.  More info on this to come


What happens on Event Day? 

We will have an amazing obstacle course set up on the day taking the children on a fun and challenging course throughout the school.  All health and safety requirements will be met in regards to Covid-19.  Unfortunately due to contact tracing protocols we can not have visitors on site.  The children have thoroughly enjoyed the day in previous years and all going well and we are still in level 2 or 1 we will have another great day for them this year! 

We will need some parent helpers on the day so if you are keen to be involved and help out please email Lisa Vermaak at the school on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

 We’re really looking forward to a fun day!

Kindest regards, 

Maraetai Beach School PTA