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Avatea movie night tomorrow

Wednesday 1 April 2009 | Published in National

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Wednesday 1: Avatea School is putting on a movie night tomorrow to help raise funds to upgrade its playground and car parking area.

There will be two movies screened at Avatea School hall from 5pm – one of them is the popular animated children’s movie Bolt.

Bolt is about a canine star of an action television show that believes his powers are real and embarks on a cross-country trek to save his co-star from a threat he also believes is real.

PTA chairman William Tuivaga says the movie fundraiser aims to not only help get some funds for the new car park area and playground upgrade, but to get the community spirit of old back into the school.

Families will be able to sit at tables and eat while watching the movies and mats will be provided up front for all the little ones.

Tickets cost $2 for students and those over five, and $3 for adults.

Those who want to support a great cause and watch some good family movies can get tickets from the school office or pay on the night.

There will be plenty of food on the night including a sausage sizzle, cakes, ice cream and hot and cold drinks.

Tuivaga says this will be a busy year for Avatea, but he is confident in a strong PTA committee who are dedicated to the projects the school hopes to complete.

“The car park will help ease the traffic congestion during pick-up and drop-off times and the playground needs to be spruced up. The idea is to create an enjoyable learning environment for the students,” says Tuivaga.

This Saturday the school is holding a working bee to complete the two projects.

Tuivaga says they are encouraging all parents, guardians and ex-students to come along and lend a hand from 7am.

Any materials like old paint, mesh and plants can be brought along on the day. - Helen Greig