With 3 weeks to go, the end of Term 2 is nearly here. The P&F have had an eventful and successful first half of the year. Thank you to all our committees, parents and volunteers who have helped contribute to such a great start to 2017.
The Easter Raffle donations total reached $1,850, which is a terrific effort.
Year 3 parents hosted a memorable Grandparents day and the Kindy and Year 4 parents put on a special Mother’s Day breakfast. Both events were well attended and extremely well received. Thanks to our volunteers for all their hard work and making both events memorable for all.
Fundraising forms were sent home with the boys last Monday. Special Olympics Australia does not receive any government funding (unlike the Paralympics) and rely on locally raised funds for their sports programs. Last year we raised over $14k and we hope to smash that this year.
The Mini Olympics will be held at the Lindfield Campus on Monday 19 June with a wet weather back-up date of Wednesday 21 June.
Reminder – P&F Meeting – Tuesday 6 June, 6pm in the Library.
We’ll be providing an update on what’s been happening with regards to the P&F, our contributions and events.
Ben Barrington-Higgs will also be present and will be speaking on the following topics.
- Enrolment numbers;
- Learning and Teaching;
- Professional Learning Groups;
- New playground structure;
- Playground Signage.
He has also allocated some time for an informal Q&A. This is a great opportunity to ask any questions regarding what he has covered in the meeting and any other questions that you may have.
Our next meeting will be our AGM on 7 November. Therefore we’d encourage you to come along, as it’s quite a while before we next meet.
Save the Dates
- Wednesday 30 August – Father’s day Breakfast hosted by the Year 5 Parents
- Saturday 28 October – End of Year Social Event
Sports Committee Update
Koola Park BBQs
The Sports Committee have been incredibly busy hosting the BBQs at Koola Park on Saturday mornings. These have been an incredible success. At full capacity we have up to 60 matches running over a morning. This is great for our Lindfield campus as all funds raised come back to assisting our boys BUT we really need more volunteers to ensure the mornings run smoothly.
If you are able to give 1/2 hour or more before or after your games, please either sign up using the following link http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090d4aa8a82fa3f58-winter or email Trudy Davison on firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com>. We require a minimum of 4 helpers per shift. Roles include either BBQing or serving – you choose.
All volunteers so far have said how much they’ve enjoyed the BBQs. You’ll be kept busy but they’re a lot of fun!
A huge thanks to all those parents who have already helped out. It is much appreciated.
Donations needed – Back to Newington Day – Saturday 29 July
The Sports Committee are putting together a raffle for our “Back To Newington Day” stall at the Stanmore campus on Saturday 29th July.
We are asking the school community to assist with any sporting type of donations for the raffle. This could be jerseys, clothing, tickets or sporting equipment etc for any sport.
If you wish to donate, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or leave your donation in the office for Trudy to collect.
The Easter Raffle, the BBQs and the Back to Newington Day are fantastic fundraisers with all proceeds coming back to our Lindfield campus and will go a long way to helping the P&F fund their commitments to the school in 2017. These include contributing towards the IPAD keyboards for the boys and furniture and equipment as part of the move towards flexible learning spaces.
Vicky Sharp – P&F Secretary
Prep Shop Update
Sales were brisk at the start of term and all the boys were equipped with winter uniforms and sports kit for the start of the season. Training T-shirts have been hugely popular with the boys doing sports training (and parents avoiding white washing) and we are now looking at getting more stock made-up in sizes 12 and 14, as we have sold out!
Please note that we now have an exchange form on our page on Spaces: https://spaces.newington.nsw.edu.au/lindfield/pages/247-prep-shop
If you need to send an item back for a change of size or in fact a change of style, you can fill one of these out to save time.
Pippa Dorricott – Prep Shop Convenor