The Friends of School are launching an exciting new event that will raise funds towards building an amazing, brand-new adventure playground for our tamariki! We are holding a sponsored Walka/Wheely ATHON as a fun way to fundraise towards the building of our amazing adventure playground (voted in by all your tamariki). We want to encourage movement for our tamariki which helps build mental and physical resilience. Whether you can walk or wheel to school, get out in the evening or weekends with your whanau or get moving during school time, we’re keen to hear some exciting stories!

Building our outdoor environments will provide KSS students with emotional, social and physical benefits. Increased self-esteem, improved collaboration skills, enhanced critical thinking ability and a strengthened immune system are just some of the high-level benefits children gain by being able to play outdoors. As our school continues to grow, this new playground will benefit all current and future Knight Stream School students.

How will this fundraiser work?

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. Collecting sponsorship online makes it super easy for everyone – no more door knocking, your child can collect more donations from further afield (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?

Each child can sign up for their very own fundraising web page to send out to collect online sponsorship. Sponsorship can be collected from anyone, anywhere and sponsors can choose their own currency to donate in if they wish.

Just go to our School Fundraising Hub page at:

· You will find the register/sign up link to set up their fundraising page

  • You will need to choose your child’s class as their fundraising team and then simply enter your account/page details, you don’t have to add a photo if you don’t want to

  • If you need any help email for direct assistance

  • All student totals update in real-time and your sponsors can leave you messages of encouragement

Do I have to sign up for an online account to fundraise?

We would love all fundraisers to have an online account as this allows the Friends of School to significantly reduce the administration overhead of collecting and dealing with cash and removes the need for students or parents to bring cash to the office. Raise It Fundraising adheres to strict cyber safe guidelines and this is built into our fundraising website. If you really do not want an online fundraising page, and still want to participate please check with the FOS committee to see if you can collect cash and hand it in, you can email them at


We have a great range of fundraising prizes available including spot prizes and overall fundraising prizes for classes/individuals. Two of our premier prizes include a Kogan Sports Watch and an Action Sports Cam!
Please see the Prizes Page linked on the Fundraising Hub page of our fundraising website to view our Individual 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4-10th place prizes and our Team Prizes!

Premier Prizes Available: create your fundraising page now to get collecting and in the draw!

Other spot prizes for participating are up for grabs during the fundraiser:

Event Details:

  • Walka/Wheely ATHON Week of 7th – 11th March
    – Students will have a sheet to tick off each day they have got their walk/wheel/run/play on!

  • Fundraising launches Friday 11th February and closes Sunday 13th March.

  • Class and Individual prizes are to be announced the week of Monday 14th March.

Kindest regards,

The Knights Steam School Friends of School

By Mike Molloy


FOS Fundraiser Poster (A4 Document)   PDF, 1.7 MB