Community

WOMEN OF WOODRIDGE (Wow committee)

The Women of Woodridge, previously also known as Moms on the Move (MOM) came about in the early years of Woodridge, when local mothers stepped forward and took boarders home over weekends. Over the years, the focus of the initiative has shifted towards providing support during sports festivals, and other functions at the school, as well as running the Preparatory School tuckshop, where most of the committee’s funding is generated. It is also no longer just the mothers who are involved, as dads are now often seen also lending a helping hand when necessary. 

From time to time, the WOW committee facilitates social gatherings amongst parents, with a guest speaker invited to address the audience. These sessions are beneficial to parents as it covers topics of interest, such as anxiety in children, ADHD and other learning barriers often encountered in a school environment. The majority of funds raised by the committee are utilized to fund out-of-budget projects or improvements in the classrooms, to the benefit of both teachers and pupils. The committee is always on the lookout for new members to join in and offer their support. To find out more about how to get involved, please contact Preparatory School Secretary, Lizaan Stamos on lizaan.stamos@woodridge.co.za / 041 492 0006.

My School Card

MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet is one of South Africa’s biggest fundraising programmes and raises over R5 million every month for schools, charities and animal welfare organisation. The program allows you to make a difference, just by shopping. Every time you use your card at any of their partner stores, a percentage of your purchase value will be given back, on your behalf, to the school or charity you choose, at absolutely no cost to you! The card is absolutely free, so get it today! 

As a cardholder, you can select up to 3 schools or charities to support. With over 1500 partner stores to swipe at, it is really easy to raise funds for Woodridge and get instant discounts. If you are already a cardholder, please ensure that your status is active and that Woodridge College & Preparatory School has been selected as one of your 3 beneficiaries. In return, the school will endeavour to inform cardholders about projects completed with the use of My School funding. Keep an eye out for these updates via social media, school newsletters as well as the annual yearbook. 

Apply for your card online at www.myschool.co.za/supporter/apply, call 0860 100 445 or download the free MYSCHOOL app from App Store or Google Playstore. Alternatively, get your card at the Woodridge School ShopNational partner stores include Woolworths, WoksheetCloud, Flight Centre, Loot.co.za, Engen, Bidvest Waltons & Quick Shop. Port Elizabeth based partner stores include Ultimate Stylists, Supa Quick, Brian Bands Sports, Wimpy, Havilah, Jack’s Paint & Hardware, Webster, Torga Optical & The Pro Shop.

Now all you do have do is Shop & Swipe
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