Winner announcement: NSM First Day of School competition


Over the last ten days, the votes have poured in via our online voting poll for the North Shore Mums ‘First Day of School’ photo competition. Whilst all the photos were equally gorgeous, the results ultimately came down to the two schools with the most votes. And the winners are [insert drumroll, please…]

Madison from Hornsby Heights Public School

We spoke to Madison’s mum Tanya about what winning means to her daughter and the school.

How did Madison react when you told her she had won? Madison was very excited and had a little giggle accompanied by a happy dance. She said she ‘had no idea she would be a winner’.

What would Madison like to spend her $100 prize money on? ‘Something big… a big hatchimal or maybe I should put it in my piggy back so I have heaps of money.’

What would you like to see the $500 go towards at your school? Replacing the large shade cloth in the upper playground which was damaged in a storm a couple of years ago. This would provide more shade for all the kids to play under.

What do you love about your school? The school is situated on beautiful leafy grounds. The staff are very nurturing and provide a quality education to the children together with a strong sense of community this makes Hornsby Heights Public School a standout!

Madison: ‘It’s so fantastic and I love my school so that I can learn lots.’

Any other comments? Thank you to everyone that voted for Madison and to North Shore Mums and Purposit!

Madison, Hornsby Heights Public School

Charles from St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, North Sydney

We spoke to Charles’s mum Pilar about what winning means to her son and the school.

How did Charles react when you told him that he had won? Charlie was so happy, thrilled about the news, he can’t wait to tell everyone. It’s great for his self-confidence.

What would Madison like to spend her $100 prize money on? Charlie will give the money to his school, St Marys.

What would you like to see the $500 go towards at your school? Sport, books (he loves reading and books).

What do you love about your school? Friends and teachers, caring environment.

Charles, St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, North Sydney

The prizes

Both Madison and Charles have won $500 for their school fundraising account, as well as $100 for themselves from Purposit, so their parents can use the money to help fund a special, meaningful gift for them.

Four voters have been randomly selected to each win $50 from Purposit. Congratulations to Louise Inglis, Alison Withford, Brooke McDarmont and Nick Stanistreet.

All finalists have also won a Family Pass to Taronga Zoo, so they can enjoy a special day out with their families.

Our sponsor, Purposit

We’d like to extend a huge ‘thank you’ to Purposit who sponsored this promotion and have donated the cash prizes for the winners. It’s all about gift giving and sharing the love!

If you haven’t yet checked our Puposit, we suggest you do… it’s an ingenious new FREE app and website (created by North Shore couple, Johanna & Mario), that lets you set up a gift registry for your child’s birthday, so money from well-intentioned family and friends can go towards more meaningful presents. Parents can share gifts ideas for their kids, so friends and family can chip in for any of the gifts chosen. It’s perfect for those well intended friends who are unsure what to get, are short of time, live far away or have a limited budget.

Such a brilliant idea!

Best of all, it’s FREE to useClick here to register now, so you’re ready for your child’s next birthday! Download on the App Store or Google Play.


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