It’s always exciting to see the children’s faces light up during their shopping expedition to the Father’s Day Stall. They skipped in with their pocket money and shopping list, and didn’t leave until every dollar was spent. This is the primary reason for providing this community service as we can see how happy it makes our families. Thank you to our wonderful super-mums, a handful of grandparents and a grandfather who imparted valuable knowledge and advice to the children. Miss Naughtin’s Year 11 Business students set up the stall and managed it from start to finish. They used their strong selling skills and finalised deals with some keen negotiating skills. We commend them on their enthusiasm and professional customer service skills. We trust all the fathers were surprised with their gift, even though several children just could not wait that long to present them!
The Masterpiece Art Fundraiser gives the junior school students an opportunity to showcase their awesome artistic skills which they can then enjoy on their wall at home. Mrs Lewis prides herself on guiding each student and parents were stunned with their children’s magnificent artwork. We were thrilled to give the Aquatic Support Group the opportunity to supply a yummy sausage sizzle and mouth-watering cupcakes for afternoon / dinner for the late student conferences. Aquatic Club President, Raecheal Cassidy and her team were outstanding once again and really took the pressure off the P&F during this busy term. Thank you to volunteers and staff who assisted us with the framing and to our families for embracing this fundraiser. All funds raised are going towards the purchase of chilled water fountains and picnic benches on the Cotlew Street campus.
The P&F Auxiliary was delighted to work in partnership with Year 10 student, Cayley Little in helping her to raise $1000 for the AWLQ where she volunteers. “The Secret Life of Pets” Movie Fundraiser was a sell out – who would’ve thought the wet weather would work in our favour considering most of our events are outdoors. There was plenty of excitement in the foyer of the Event Cinema at Australia Fair, filled with nearly 300 super excited kids waiting to watch this family friendly movie. They enjoyed free face painting courtesy of Braden Lamb, LJ Hooker Nerang, rode the ‘Safari Ride’ animals up the concourse, and it was hard to tear them away from cuddling the cute guinea pigs at the AWLQ pet pen. Thank you to our sensational sponsors for donating 30 prizes for the Lucky Seat Competition, and especially to the Eve Ross family for giving us 81 cupcakes to on-sell. There were plenty of laughs and many happy faces when they waltzed out with their goody bags filled with freebies and a green handball from Dr Andrew Letchford. This handball really resembled Max the Dog’s infamous ball, until Duke punctured it. Thank you for supporting this friendraising event and for allowing us to raise much needed funds for this amazing organisation. We look forward to welcoming our AWLQ friends back to an assembly to present them with the final funds raised and food donations lovingly supplied by our students in the collection boxes. Congratulations to Cayley and her wonderful family for embracing this initiative. It was our pleasure to work with them in support of this worthwhile cause.
Thank you once again to our volunteers at the Prep – Year 3 Athletics Carnival on Tuesday 13 September. We are blessed with so many generous parents willing to give up with their time so we can provide a service for our community. We could not do it without your partnership and we value every single person who helps at our events.
Grandparents’ and Special Friends’ Day is one of our favourite college events. The P&F Auxiliary is proud to contribute to the morning teas, as our way to welcome these special people to the college. They clearly mean a lot to our students who love sharing a bit of school life with them. We are grateful for Mrs Kerryn Page, Mrs Sandra Mendez-Cortes and Mr Royce Obst for organising the delicious food as always, and for the army of parents and past parents banding together to make the sandwiches, plate the delicious desserts and serving the morning tea.
We hope you enjoy your holidays and we can’t wait to celebrate more fun events next term.
Mrs Lea Fitzpatrick