Home and School


What is the purpose of the Home & School Committee?

The Home & School Committee work with the school to maintain and build close links with the community. Our aim is to organise social events to bring the school community together, plan and implement fundraising projects which support the school and its vision.

We support the school through fundraising to improve facilities and learning opportunities as well as providing for the students educational, social, cultural and sporting activities.


Who is the committee?

The Home and School Committee is an active volunteer group of parents and guardians who work in cooperation with the principal and teachers of The Catlins Area School. There is a shared interest within the committee to enhance the school environment and build close links with the community. The committee organises a variety of events at school and key fundraisers in the community throughout the year.

  • Co-Presidents - Sarah Cairns & Robyn Lietze
  • Secretary – Stella Smith 
  • Treasurer – Natalie Harrex
  • School representative – Principal and/or one other staff member

How does the committee work?

The Home & School committee meet once a term in the school Staff Room, although additional meetings may be arranged if necessary.  Committee members may have tasks to help facilitate the organisation of an event.  Minutes of the meetings are available by request by emailing [email protected]. Parents or guardians of children at the school are welcome to attend a meeting or help with projects.

Tea Towel 2020

What is planned for 2024?

The Prime Lamb Competition is held in March and will be the 17th annual competition this year, with the usual excellent support from the local community. The event is always a very good fundraiser for the Home & School Committee.

Further fundraising events have yet to be finalised for the rest of the year, however information will be available when they have been discussed and organised.

How can you help?

As always, the support of the Owaka community is needed, so if you have any ideas, time or are able to contribute in any way, please contact any of the current committee members for more information. New members are welcome to join the group, it is a great way to get to know other families and find out what is happening at school.  If you choose not to join, we’d still love your support with any project or event within the school year.  We are always grateful to have a group of friendly and talented parents who are willing to share their resources for the benefit of the students and school.

Meeting dates, agendas and minutes from the meetings will be advertised in the school newsletter. We also encourage parents/caregivers to join the Home and School Facebook group, for regular updates on meetings and activities: TCAS Home and School Facebook Group

You can email the Home and School Committee at [email protected]