PTA Newsletter – 23 June 2020

School community news and upcoming PTA events and initiatives

Upcoming PTA Events

Movie Night: The Gentleman (at Silky Otter)Mon, 29 Jun, 7:00pm
Movie Night: Knives Out (at Silky Otter)Wed, 1 Jul, 7:00pm
PTA MeetingMon, 3 Aug, 7:00pm
Blokes BreakfastFri, 28 Aug, 7:30am

If you have a Google calendar you can add events directly to it via the Calendar page. For more events go to the Full School Calendar List.

Looking for a new Walking Bus Co-ordinator 

Huge thanks go to Kirsten for resurrecting our walking school bus programme and making it the success it is today. Kirsten has implemented new systems and her hard work has made it super easy for her successor to take over!  Thanks Kirsten for your dedication over the last two years.

The co-ordination of the walking school bus rosters can be done remotely and doesn’t need to take too much of your time.  If you’re interested in becoming our new walking school bus co-ordinator, please contact Lynda

Event News


Mon 29th Jun, 7-9.30pm – THE GENTLEMAN (2019) – $30 per ticket including popcorn and drink of your choice (wine/beer/non alcoholic)

From writer/director Guy Ritchie comes THE GENTLEMEN, a star-studded sophisticated action comedy. THE GENTLEMEN follows American expat Mickey Pearson (Matthew McConaughey) who built a highly profitable marijuana empire in London. When word gets out that he’s looking to cash out of the business forever it triggers plots, schemes, bribery and blackmail in an attempt to steal his domain out from under him. Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Charley Hunnam, Henry Golding, Michelle Dockery, Jeremy Strong, Eddie Marsan Colin Farrell, Hugh Grant

Wed 01st Jul, 7-9.30pm – KNIVES OUT (2019) – $30 per ticket including popcorn and drink of your choice (wine/beer/non alcoholic)

KNIVES OUT is a witty and stylish whodunit guaranteed to keep audiences guessing until the very end. Written & directed by Rian Johnson (Brick, Looper, The Last Jedi) KNIVES OUT is a fun, modern-day murder mystery where everyone is a suspect.  Starring:  Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Shannon, Don Johnson, Toni Collette, Lakeith Stanfield, Katherine Langford, Christopher Plummer and Jaeden Martell.

Book your tickets here.  Be quick though only 44 tickets available for each movie night.

Community Events


In preparation for our 100 year celebrations next year, thanks to our green thumbed parents Lizzie, Caroline (CC), Anna and Lizzie’s mum-in-law, the lovely Hueline, (you may remember Hueline as the brains behind re-establishing our Cowley garden area two years ago) have got together and created a fantastic gardening plan to ensure our school outdoor areas look amazing for our 2021 centennial celebrations.

But to make this happen we need lots of parent help. Please diary Sunday 23 August for our gardening working bee – more details to follow.

Activity Update

Walking School Bus – Pizza Lunch Celebration

The kids enjoyed a pizza lunch last week in celebration of walking to school!  If you are interested in joining a walking school bus, you can find details on our Walking School Bus page.

Sushi Wednesday and Fruity Kunity/Pizza Friday has returned! 

Don’t forget to put in your sushi order by end of day Tuesday and fresh sushi will be delivered to school for your child’s Wednesday lunch. Go to the Sushi Wednesdays page for more details.

Kids can again enjoy a Friday treat – bring along $2 and kids can choose an ice-block OR slice of pizza (cheese or ham & pineapple) on Fridays for $2. They will be sold 1.15-1.30pm out of the Hall Kitchen window.

Get involved and have your say in 2020

We are always looking for more parents to get involved – if you have some ideas we’d love to see you at our PTA meetings held the first Monday of each month in the school staff room, or happy to hear from you anytime – email Lynda

You can also:

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/Pizza Fridays
For an ice-block or slice of pizza (cheese or ham & pineapple) on Fridays, send along $2. They will be sold 1.15-1.30pm 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.