A new PA system and technology is coming Mount Brown Public School’s way in the not too distant future.
And the school community of students, teachers and family members can take all the credit for this, after raising $10,000 from the CUA School Fun Run on Friday.
All 390 students plus teachers and community members hit the track for the fun-run held as part of the school’s CUA Community Day, which also included music and other activities.
Even Australian surfing legend Kai Otton dropped by to cheer the students on and greet them at the finish line.
‘’It's great to see companies like CUA supporting programs and initiatives that get kids outside and active while also raising money for their school,’’ Otton said.
Students have been seeking sponsorship and donations from families, friends and neighbours during the past four weeks, while fitting in some practice/ training for the fun-run.
Mount Brown Public School teacher Jacqueline Scott said it was a fantastic day.
‘’The students really have to be commended for strengthening the relationship between the school and our community,’’ she said.
‘’I also want to thank Christie Smith from our P&C for organising the event. To raise $10,000 is a tremendous effort.’’
The CUA School Fun-Run is a national program, which reaches around 700 schools and more than 230,000 students each year.
Last year schools raised a total of $3.6 million through the School Fun-Run program – valuable additional funds that allowed them to enhance facilities, upgrade school equipment or supplies and in some cases, allowed the schools to contribute funds to community projects outside of the schools.
CUA Dapto branch manager Sue Bartlett said Mount Brown Public School makes an important contribution to the local community and it was a privilege to be able to support the event.