Axedale Primary School

Five years of fundraising pays off for Axedale Primary

The Axedale community might be small, but they are not afraid to think big. Five years ago, Axedale Primary School’s then Principal Lex Johnstone, identified the need to put a cover over the netball court. Various activities were dependent on the weather, with many PE lessons, recess and lunch breaks being conducted indoors.

“Axedale is a small school with just over 110 students, so having a structure this big is very rare,” explained Corrina Hartland, Principal of Axedale Primary School.

“There was a general consensus in the community that covering the netball court was too important to give up on, so work began raising money towards the $95,000 cover,” Corrina continued.

School Council decided to funnel all fundraising efforts into the project and over the years there were golf days, trivia nights, pie drives, Christmas raffles, book fairs, shearing events and more, which helped raise the funds bit-by-bit.

A major contributor was Fosterville Gold Mine (FGM), who made a generous donation towards the fundraising efforts.

Visit our organisation's website: