As we look ahead to the end of Term 3 next week, it is satisfying to look back at all that has been achieved by the P&F over this term, despite some significant challenges. With funds donated by the P&F, the School has now received new tables and chairs for younger students to use at break times. These tables and chairs have been placed in various areas across the campus, providing girls with additional seating to use throughout the school day. Along with other P&F Committee members, I look forward to formally acknowledging this donation at a small event with the Student Council next week.
We have also provided support to five co-curricular clubs with funds for chess clocks, recording studio time, and Chinese cooking classes, among other initiatives. The girls were encouraged to think about projects and submit written proposals to support their suggestions.
The P&F values our role in supporting the School with ‘big’ donations, but a great deal of satisfaction also comes from these ‘small’ initiatives.
The Uniform Shop has been extremely busy fulfilling book orders for 2022 and organising uniform fittings for the incoming Year 7 cohort. I am extremely grateful to our shop staff and the parent volunteers for their efforts and the flexibility they have shown this year.
Mothers Group and Fathers Group worked hard to provide the iconic cake stall and BBQ stall for Open Day, both were a great success in terms of funds raised, and the community spirit generated.
I am looking forward to the Year 12 Formal on Saturday night. This happy occasion really marks the ‘beginning of the end’ for the Year 12 students—but there is still plenty of P&F activity to come in Term 4, including our Farewell Function for Year 12 parents on the morning of Speech Day—which will be upon us before we know it!
The Year 6 House Afternoon Teas in October are a highlight of the year for me–the enthusiasm of our new families always reinvigorates me. We also continue to plan for our 70th Anniversary, and other new events for families in 2022.
The AGM is scheduled for 22 November, and I would encourage parents to attend–not to be given a job–but to see first-hand what we do and experience the positive benefits of being involved in your School.
Best wishes for the holidays—hopefully, this will be a more enjoyable two-week break from School!
Ms Cate Campbell