We are so grateful for the opportunity to team up with Starbound Studios, together with their annual fundraiser – ‘DUETS’ to help raise funds for the Craighead Music, Cultural and Arts Departments.
A huge acknowledgement goes to Sheryl and Al Bradley of Starbound Studios for selecting Craighead Diocesan School as their chosen organisation. This is their fourth successful ‘DUETS’ show which they do to give back to our community and for that we are truly grateful.

This was Craighead Connect’s largest fundraiser for 2022, held last Friday at the Landing Service Conference Centre, with the specific focus on raising funds for new musical instruments, Māori traditional skirts and to put towards lighting and sound equipment.
We had a great line up of ‘stars’ singing their hearts out, all curated by the talented duo of Sheryl and Al  – the talent from staff and parents was also incredible! Experienced singers teamed up with first-time singers who took to the stage – they were so incredibly brave!   A lot of time went in to perfecting the performances, with many practices and rehearsals. To the performers – It would not have been an event without you, so thank you all for taking part in this fun evening.

Following on from the singing acts we had a live auction, auctioning off some fantastic items generously donated by families within our school and local businesses. Alongside the auction items we had amazing raffles and an opportunity to go in the draw to win a stunning diamond necklace. We are pleased to announce we raised $15,464.05! What a great result! That will go a long way towards providing new and exciting opportunities for students at Craighead.

A huge thank you to everyone that supported this event in some way – by donating/purchasing raffles or goods and services to auction, to Sheryl and Al, to Jane Bowen and her team at the Landing Service Conference Centre. Huge thank you to our Craighead Connect ladies – Michelle Agnew and Frances Coles who helped with the organising. Special mention to Rebecca Bell and Jessamy Roadley for your help on the night also.

It was not only the money we raised for the school, but having everyone together on a social level, meeting other parents/guests and everyone getting behind this event was hugely satisfying. This is Craighead Connects’s biggest mission to offer different events, small and large to simply get together and build lasting relationships. We look forward to creating more great events so look out for these in the coming future!

Kind Regards
Sarah Pierce                
Craighead Connect – Chair 




Sheryl and Al Bradley