Want to take a more active role in your son’s school life? Come along and join the Parent Support Association!

What we do

The PSA provides practical, hands-on support at school events as well as driving fundraising initiatives for the provision of resources for all our sons to enjoy.

Hands- on Support

Whether it’s sustaining staff and students with hot food during school production week or providing tea (and a friendly face) to prospective parents during Open Day, the PSA is readily available to support the school staff and help make things happen.

You’ll find our members at numerous school and community events, such as:

  • Open Day
  • Student Breakfasts
  • Grandparents’ Day
  • Variety Show
  • Information Evening for new Parents
  • Annual Staff Xmas lunch
  • School Productions

Fundraising is still a crucial function of the PSA and in the last four years the PSA have contributed nearly $170,000 of resources and improvements to the school. Recent examples of items funded by the PSA are the 'break out' furniture for the new Mathematics block, the fitness equipment in the Gymnasium, the school Pare, Library chairs and the revamp of the school's website.  Additionally, the PSA each year makes a contribution to the IS Team, the Leavers' Dinner and funding for both the Year 7 and Year 10 Breakfasts.

The PSA recently led some very successful fundraising initiatives including the Home and Garden tour in 2015 and the HIBS Cookbook 'Boy I'm Hungry'.

We are sure you will agree, your son's time at HIBS has been enhanced as a result of these initiatives.

And you can be part of it too.


So long as you’re a parent or caregiver of a current HIBS student, have loads of energy and want to make a positive contribution to your son’s school, we’d love to welcome you along. Joining the PSA is the perfect way to support the HIBS community, make new friends and share experiences with like-minded parents.

Meetings are held monthly (in term time) in the HIBS staff room on a Monday night. They generally only take a couple of hours and we try to spread the workload at events so the more people willing to lend a hand, the better.
There are other ways you can help. Perhaps you (or your workplace) can sponsor our next fundraising event or provide products/services at discounted rates or donate goods. The only limit to what you can do to help your school is your imagination! And of course, we’ll acknowledge any contribution to our HIBS community through the school newsletters.
Whether you’re ready to join the PSA, would like to discuss other forms of assistance or keen to find out more information, please contact:

HIBS Cookbook

Sarah McKay
President, PSA
Ph: 021 794 471

Email: sarahmackay@xtra.co.nz