PTA Newsletter – 29 May 2018

School community news and upcoming PTA events and initiatives

Upcoming PTA Events

Jammies in June Fundraising for Kidz FirstWed, 6 JunFri, 8 Jun
PTA MeetingMon, 11 Jun, 7:00pm
Trivia NightFri, 15 Jun, 7:00pm
PTA MeetingMon, 2 Jul, 7:00pm
PTA MeetingMon, 6 Aug, 7:00pm
Buy Blokes Breakfast ticketsMon, 20 AugFri, 24 Aug
Scholastic Book orders dueFri, 24 Aug
Extra Ticket Selling Morning for Blokes Breakfast (Kiri)Wed, 29 Aug
Blokes BreakfastFri, 31 Aug
PTA MeetingMon, 3 Sep, 7:00pm
Soiree & Auction (for Parents)Sat, 8 Sep
If you have a Google calendar you can add events directly to it via the Calendar page. For more events go to the 2018 Calendar List.

Event News

Thanks for coming to the Working Bee!!

A huge thank-you to everyone who came along to the Working Bee on Sunday.  It was great to see so many people and we managed to accomplish all of our gardening jobs, lots of water-blasting and even a bit of painting.

Special thank you to the two amazing grandparents who came up with the gardening plan and organised all of the gardeners on the day – and also to Living Earth who donated a massive 84 bags of garden mix.

This was the first working bee organised by the PTA so we would love some feedback on the event. Email

Trivia Night – Friday 15th June

Thanks for all of your support of Trivia Night – we have only two tables left to sell! Register for tickets on the Trivia Night page. If you don’t have a team – don’t worry we can put you in a team.

Please remember to pre-order your pizza’s and drinks no later than 8 June.

All funds raised from this year’s Trivia Night will go towards tiger turfing the Kiri play area outside Rooms 1 & 2 in July!

Thanks to Mel Evans from Ray White Maguire Realty for sponsoring this event!

Jammies in June

We are supporting the Jammies in June initiative from Kidz First and the Middlemore Foundation again this year.

If you would like to contribute, we will be collecting new flannelette pyjamas before school, by the hall, on Wed 6 – Fri 8 June. Alternatively you can make a donation and let them know it is for the Kidz First Jammies in June campaign.

Second-hand Uniforms

Need some extra uniforms? We have a huge range of second-hand items for sale. Prices depend on condition; approximately $25 fleeces, $15 polo t-shirts, $20 skorts and shorts and $15 sports t-shirts. This is not only a great way for you to save money but also a great fundraiser for the school.

Go to the Second-hand Uniforms page for more information on buying and donating.

Get Involved

Help Wanted

Road Patrol Help
We are looking for parent help before school on road patrol. This is for 30 minutes (8.25am-8.55am) approximately 4 mornings this term. Please can you let us know if you could help on Tues or Thurs. Contact Justine Boyd on
Walking Bus Coordinator
We are looking for someone to take over the Walking Bus Co-ordinator role. This would involve approximately 1-2 hrs per month. Email if you can help.
Ice-block Fridays Coordinator
We are looking for someone to take over purchasing ice-blocks and organising the volunteer roster. This would involve approximately 1-2 hrs per month. Email if you can help.

Regular Activities

Yummy Stickers
If you buy ‘Yummy’ branded fruit collect the stickers or bag labels and we can exchange them for new sport equipment. Go to the Yummy Stickers page for more info.
Second-hand Uniforms
We have a range of items. Prices depend on condition; roughly $25 fleeces, $15 polo t-shirts, $20 skorts and shorts, $15 sports t-shirts. Go to the Second-hand Uniforms page for more info.
Walking Bus
Have you thought about joining a school walking bus? A short drive can be an amazing walk! If you’re interested in joining, go to the Walking School Bus page.
Ice-block Fridays
For an ice-block on Fridays, send along $2. They are sold in last break out of the Hall Kitchen window.
Scholastic Book Club
Look out for this term’s Scholastic Book Club flyers in the book bags. Please place any orders online (or view the online flyer) at the Scholastic Book Club. No paper orders will be accepted.
Sushi Wednesdays
Pre-order by the end of the day Tuesday and fresh sushi will be delivered to school for your child’s Wednesday lunch. Go to the Sushi Wednesdays page for instructions.
Entertainment Books
For great discounts for local restaurants and attractions, order the hard-copy or digital versions –  $70 with 20% going to the school. Go to the Entertainment Books page for more info.