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10
March
2017

From the P&F

Hello – we had another good meeting with a great exchange of information at the P&F meeting held on Monday – the next meeting will be Monday 3rd April.  There are a few calls for help this week as follows:

 Shakespeare Costume Person Required – Roya A will be taking up study commitments later this year and needs to hand the responsibility of looking after the wardrobe over to another person.  Roya will be available to show you the ropes during the Infants festival.  If you have a reasonable amount of time you can give and are a fairly organised person this could be the role for you.  If you think you might be interested or want to know more contact your Class Parent and they can pass your message onto Roya or myself.

Gala Dinner – Auction Items Required & date changed to Friday 8th September – due to a change of venue we have had to change the date.  We would like everybody to put their thinking caps on for Auction Items as this will be the main way we raise funds.  Suggestions were – Art works / paintings, donate an “experience” e.g. degustation dinner, boat trips, holiday homes, headmaster for a day to name but a few.  If anybody has something they can offer or have suggestions for auction items please forward them to your class parent or myself.

Movie Night – 1st April – 6th Year are currently surveying the students a short-list of movies to find out which one will be viewed on the night.  As far as timing goes this is the proposal – Gates Open at 5:30pm, movie starts at 7pm – all done by 9pm.   For those of you who have not been before this is a great opportunity to meet and catch up with other parents in a relaxed and child friendly environment.  The children love the fact they are at school after hours and not in uniform and run around having fun with their friends before the movie starts.  It’s a great social and family time as we all gather under the stars to watch the movie.  I really do recommend you come along.  We will announce the movie as soon as we know it.

 I think that’s all for this week – have a great weekend looks like it’s going to be a dry one!


Kind regards
Niki T

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03
March
2017

From the P&F

Hello – I hear Wednesday's Swim Carnival was a lot of fun and that we have to wait until assembly on Monday to find out which House won the Swimming Carnival – the suspense is killing me! 

Movie Night – Saturday 1st April
I would like to thank Emmie C for volunteering to organise this year’s Movie Night.  We will start to get more details to you as the week rolls on.  A selection of movie choices has been given to Year 6 to go around the school and get votes from the other children on as soon as the movie is chosen we will let you know what it is.

GALA DINNER – CHANGE OF DATE to FRIDAY 8th September
Please note that we have had to change the date for the Gala Dinner as our preferred venue didn’t have the original date available.  Don’t forget to change this in your diaries and book your babysitters now – we are just starting to plan it out and already it looks like a fun evening – more information to follow in the coming weeks, particularly help/ideas for items for the auction which will be the main fund raising part of the evening.

P&F Monday 6th March – 7:30pm-9pm
The second P&F Meeting of the year is this coming Monday at 7:30pm in the school.  Do come and join us – we love to hear your input.

 The Walkathon will soon be upon us – don’t forget to get sponsorship for your children and come along on the day if you are able – the children have such a fun afternoon.  Details of the Hot Cross Buns drive will also be announced in the school newsletter.

I think that’s all for this week – have a great weekend and hopefully it’s not too soggy!

Kind regards
Niki T

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17
February
2017

From the P&F

Hello – Did you get the email for the Swimming Carnival Permission slip that came out earlier this week?  WOW wasn’t that easy to use – very impressive. 
 
If you are reading this before the Board of Governors Meeting tonight, do come along and say hello to your P&F committee who will be there on the night.  Many classes are having their parent’s information evening, so why not drop by afterwards.
 
Volunteers make all our lives easier and enable the P&F and School to achieve so much more.  I would like to thank Cherry H for volunteering to organise this year’s Walkathon.  Class parents will have received an email from Cherry this week with information about the day, this will be passed along to parents in each class.  I would also like to thank Manjula G for volunteering to coordinate the hot cross bun drive again this year. 
 
Movie Night – Saturday 1st April
After much thought we have decided to scale this back to its original format of being purely a movie night.  The pizza idea was a great suggestion, but logistically was proving a little challenging.  I am very grateful to Ray B and Kresho S for volunteering to put together the technical side of the evening (getting the movie up and running - rather crucial to the evening!)  However we are urgently looking for a volunteer to coordinate Movie Night.  This would involve coordinating the logistics (picking up the hire equipment, organising pop-corn and drinks to be sold, collecting the entrance donation and liaising with the school).  We will work closely with you so please don’t be afraid – if you do think you would like to help or would like further information let your class parent know and they can pass your contact details onto me.
 
I hope to see you at the Board of Governors reception tonight!

Kind regards
Niki T

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10
February
2017

P&F Update

Hello this is a quick update following  the first P&F meeting of the year.  You should by now have received copies of the minutes emailed to you from your class parents.
 
Make sure you have these main events in your diary – more details and calls to action for various events will come in the following weeks.  Please don’t be afraid to put up your hand to help.
 
Calendar of Events for 2017
  • 17 March             -              Walkathon
  • 1 April                   -              Movie Night
  • 28 May                 -              Open Day
  • 9 September       -              Gala Dinner
  • 25 November     -              Trivia Night
 
Other news that came to light:
  • Paper Permission Slips will be a thing of the past as this will now be done online via emails (similar to the Swimming Carnival permission slip last year) - hoorah!
  • Topical Talks – a series of informative talks for parents was discussed – we are looking at a program for these – if you have anything you would be interested in hearing about please let your class parent know.
  • Bus Services – Over the coming months the school will be looking into this - If you would be interested in a bus service to and/or from school from your suburb please let your Class Parent know, don’t forget to include the suburb.

 
The next meeting is Monday 6th March
 
Stay cool this weekend and fingers crossed we don’t have power cuts!!

Niki T

Categories: P&F, John Colet

10
March
2016

Wonderful Walkathon ahead

Walkathon 2015 17 smaller

The school walkathon is the first big event on the P&F calendar for 2016! The walkathon will take place next Friday March 18th  at 1:30pm on the Wyatt Avenue oval opposite the school. 
 
As well as being a successful fundraiser, the walkathon is designed as an enjoyable afternoon for all involved.  I would encourage all parents and friends to come along and cheer on our walkers!  Your support will make a difference!
 
For the benefit of Lower First and families new to the school, the walkathon works as follows:

  1. A sponsorship form will be included in the weekly newsletter over the following weeks.
  2. Each child is encouraged to gain sponsorship pledges from family and friends either on a ‘per lap’ or a ‘one off’ basis.
  3. On the day of the walkathon, parent volunteers from each class record your child’s laps.  (Class parents will be in touch)
  4. You will receive your child’s lap tally result the week after the walkathon.
  5. The school holiday break is used to collect your pledges.
  6. We accept cash or cheque (made out to John Colet P&F) or direct deposit.
    Please deliver all money raised to the office by the second Friday of Term 2.
 
The P&F looks forward to a successful and enjoyable day.
 
Please feel free to contact me on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions.
Cherry H
Walkathon coordinator

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05
February
2016

P&F Meeting this Monday

All class parents, and all parents and carers, are warmly invited to attend the first P&F meeting at school on this Monday 8th February at 7:30 at the school.  Mr Wilcock will be there too.

Categories: P&F, John Colet

09
September
2015

Second Hand Uniform stock available

SUMMER

Size

Quantity

BOYS

   
Shirts

4

4

  6

4

Shorts

6

10

  8

2

  10

6

GIRLS

   
Dresses

5

5

  6

7

Senior Skirt

8

1

SPORTS

Size

Quantity

Shirts

   
Yellow

14

1

Blue

10

2

Green

4

1

  6

1

  8

2

Jackets

2

1

  6

1

  8

2

Track pants

2

1

  6

1

  10

1

WINTER

Size

Quantity

GIRLS

   
Pinafore

4

3

  6

1

  14

2

Shirt

6

1

BOYS

   
Shorts

6

2

     
OTHER

Size

Quantity

School bag

1

 
Sports bag

1

 
Chair bag

2

 
HATS Senior Boys

55

2

  56

1

  57

2

  58

1

HATS Senior Girls

Various

 
BLAZER

   
BOYS

5

1

Categories: P&F

21
August
2015

From the P&F corner

This week, we take a moment to acknowledge some parents. Many thanks to Lucy B for her extraordinary Open Day efforts. Also to Christine Condos from school. Book week celebrations and activities this week were the brainchild of Marija S. 
And last, let us know if the below roles pique your interest. Some have been filled, so don't dally.

P&F Executive Secretary and Treasurer roles coming up. Be quick(!!!)
Open Day Festival Maker needs someone to help Lucy B with creating festivity
Garden Club Grower for those who like to play in the dirt and make beautiful things grow
Movie Night Producers to create a evening of fun and technical smoothness in December 
Hot X Bun Runner to order, promote and distribute baked delights in late March
Bushdance partymaker - looking for an enthusiast to make it happen in September
CPR Training Promoter to push the event to the school and neighbouring community in February as a trial fundraiser
Art Show Creator to reinstate the tradition in 2016 (possibly June)
 
Indu Balachandran 
P&F 2015

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07
August
2015

Book Week Mania: Wednesday August 19th

Book week mania comes to John Colet on August 19th!

Teachers and students please come to school dressed as your favourite book character, and bring along your favourite book to share and discuss with your class. Everyone is encouraged to bring a gold coin donation, and all proceeds from the day will go to a children's literacy charity.  The sky's the limit when it comes to how everyone chooses to dress up; keep it simple or go all out - it's up to you! All costumes will be appreciated but there will be no prizes for best dressed.

During book week (week 6), we'll also be holding a book drive. Have  a look through your book shelves and bring along any children's books you no longer need. There'll be a collection box in the breeze way where you can donate your books.

If you'd like to have a look at which books are on the shortlist for 2015, you can find the finalists on the The Children's Book Council of Australia's website: http://cbca.org.au/ShortList-2015.htm

Categories: P&F, Writing & Speaking, John Colet

15
May
2015

CPR - train or refresh your skills

First Aid Training: Two sessions to choose from:

  • Wednesday 3rd June
  • Saturday 18th July

Interested in First Aid Training by an accredited professional? The P&F is organising CPR Training on Wednesday 3rd June, from 7pm-9pm, at school and also on Saturday 18th July. The cost will be $55 per person ($75 with a certificate). It's a great way to update your training for personal or professional reasons. The course is Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (Course Code HTLAID001).

Here is the trybooking link to book either date: http://www.trybooking.com/135876


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15
May
2015

A weekend away for JCS parents

The P&F invites all John Colet families to join us for a relaxed weekend of family fun at the Umina Ocean Beach Holiday Park, Friday 11 - Sunday 13 December 2015

Click here for more details  or  www.oceanbeachholidaypark.com.au or email
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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15
May
2015

Parents' Roster: How you can help at Open Day

A few reminders, some gentle and some not so gentle...

Roster
Make sure you put yourself on one of the Rosters!  Thank you to all those who have.
We are looking for at least one hour per family.  Remember first in best shifts!  If we don’t get sufficient volunteers by Wednesday we will need to look to a conscription model.

We are being very brave and bold and trialling a new roster model via doodle.   Having tried conscription, allocation and volunteering with mixed success we are going to give this a go.  Below are five links to doodle schedules.  Please include your name, mobile number and email when you register your interest.  Once we have the polls completed the task co-ordinators will contact you with more information.

Please note there will be no tasks allocated between 10.00 – 11.00 to ensure all parents can watch the performances.

Week Prior - This coming week
Roster to help in the week leading up to Open Day.  We know from previous years that helping on the day for some parents can be difficult due to other commitments, young children etc.  We also understand these same people are keen to contribute.  Taking that feedback on board we have identified some useful tasks.

The tasks in this poll includes:

·         helping with signage and ticketing etc.  The poll is suggesting from 8:30 – 10.30 for this task.

·         Set up on Saturday from 11.00 am – 2.00 pm

o   Fill umbrella bases

o   Set up tables and stalls

o   Decorate school

https://doodle.com/3m7ixiutd3x8368v

Sunday 24 May.
Open Day

·         Lunch ticket selling – 11.00 – 2.00 - https://doodle.com/bkekx2chbx378aeq

·         Pack-up- 2.00 – 4.00 (many hands make light work – hopefully finished before 4.00) - https://doodle.com/62fkvyqtypuqmkub

Cake Stall
This involves set-up and receiving baked goods, selling and pack-up.https://doodle.com/ydgicerrdty8q3e5

Year 6 Games
Please give priority to year 6 parents for this task.https://doodle.com/5bcykgyaua6pgq23



Categories: P&F

15
May
2015

P&F cake stall, what to bake

Open Day 2015 CAKE STALL

This is a very popular stall at the Open day and it is a fun and delicious way of raising money for the school. We would very much appreciate it if each family could provide one (or more) home made goodies for the stall. The goodies will also be used for morning tea supplies in the hall.

Some suggestions are:

-      cakes

-      biscuits

-      slices

-      banana breads

-      fudges

-      muffins

-      cup cakes

-      mini quiches and other savoury items.

Gluten free and vegan items are popular so would be very much appreciated. We will be sending home a cake box and a couple of small ziplock bags, If you would like additional packaging materials (or cake bases for round cakes) they will be available in the breezeway in the week before open day in a plastic box marked “cake stall” (separate to the cake competition).

It is important that each item is CLEARLY LABELLED WITH ALL OF THE INGREDIENTS. Please remember that all items are to be vegetarian and NUT FREE.

Please deliver all items to the Cake Stall upon arrival at the Open Day. We will be in the parking area between the office and the hall. Thank you very much for your support!

                                       Niki T         0412 532 599

                                      Cherry H     0412 773 844

Categories: P&F, John Colet

01
May
2015

From the P&F corner

Back to school! Much happening behind the scenes at P&F. 
Open Day activities are well underway. Our thanks to the staff at school for coordinating the event this year. Parents will see more from Lucy B shortly.  
Our chess club is going from strength to strength, with the remarkable Simone Pietschner pulling a champion teacher out of her hat in Miro's absence. 
The walkathon ran smoothly as usual. Please remember to send your money in. May W deserves a round of applause for coordinating the event this year.
We are organising a school community getaway in December. Come one, com all! See the full page flier later on. Clare J is looking after this.
And for those who like to get out and about with discounts, the Entertainment Book (all online) is available through school.

Indu Balachandran
P&F President

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