PTA Newsletter – 19 June 2018

School community news and upcoming PTA events and initiatives

Upcoming PTA Events

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
Yummy sticker sheets dueWed, 26 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

Trivia Night – almost $14k raised!

Thanks to everybody who supported our 1980’s inspired Trivia Night – it really was ‘back to the 80’s’ with the hall awash with neon and big hair.

With your most generous support (and lots of trivia point buying!) we raised almost $14K from the night which is a fantastic result. Although just shy of the funds needed to tiger turf the Kiri area we can confirm the Kiri area outside rooms 1 and 2 will be tiger turfed over the July school holidays. This will be a great colourful and practical addition to the junior school area.

Huge thanks to Mel Evans from Ray White Maguire Realty for sponsoring the event and providing a gorgeous, sunny-yellow, Ray White bike as the raffle prize. Congratulations to Alison S who was our very lucky winner.

Also a huge thank-you to Lynda M and her team for organising such a fabulous event.

Thanks for the PJ’s!

Thanks to everyone who contributed pyjamas towards Jammies in June last week. We collected 72 pairs, which is a great effort. They were delivered to Kidz First and the Middlemore Foundation last week and they were very appreciative.

You are still able to make a donation directly to the Middlemore Foundation. 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

Sushi Wednesday Volunteers
We need some more Sushi Wednesday volunteers to help sort sushi for delivery. If you are able to help a few Wednesdays a term between 10am-11am, we would love to hear from you – email
Road Patrol Help
We are looking for parent help before school on road patrol. This is for 30 minutes (8.25am-8.55am) approximately 5 mornings a 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.

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.