Posted on November 25, 2015
End of year Parent lunch – Tuesday 8 December
When time allows, we know that many of our parents and guardians enjoy visiting the school to attend assemblies. Our final day of school on Tuesday 8 December will be packed with many assemblies and special events that we invite you to attend and enjoy. With this in mind, our Southwood Parents Club have offered to host a special end of year lunch for all families who wish to remain on site for the various events, or for those who wish to come along and catch up with other families.
Schedule of the day – Tuesday 8 December
Below are just some of the activities that are planned for our students, and our parents would be welcome to attend any or all of these.
7.30am Girls Year 6 Graduation Breakfast (CM Wood)
8.45am Boys Junior School Family Christmas Morning (Hamilton Centre)
9.15am Boys Middle School Ironman competition (Oval)
10am Girls Junior School Final Assembly (Colebrook Hall)
11am Combined Middle Schools Assembly (CM Wood)
11.30am Tintern Parents Last Day Christmas Lunch (Compass Café)
1.30pm Girls Prep – Year 2 Christmas Concert (CM Wood)
2.50pm Boys Prep – Year 9 Farewell Assembly (Hamilton Centre)
Friends of Music: Munch with the Musos
Last Sunday 22 November Friends of Music held its annual “Munch with the Musos” a thoroughly enjoyable event filled with music and singing provided by very spirited students from across the school. This year’s event continued the wonderful festive tradition, where only the stand out musical performances were able to interrupt the hubbub of happy chatter across the 300 plus crowd. We were once again kindly supported by Croydon Bakers Delight who helped ensure no one was left feeling hungry!! A huge thank you to Alison Bezaire and the Music staff for working so hard to create the wonderful program and to the students who performed so well. Thank you also to the FOM committee and their families who so willingly gave up their time to make many sandwiches and help the morning run smoothly. Thank you to those who were so accommodating and patient as we worked to shuffle a few chairs to get people sitting together. As we head into December, Friends of Music wish you all a very Happy Christmas and look forward to us all sharing the love of music together again in 2016! Friends of Music always welcome new members, so contact Di Lacey or the music office for more information!
Second Hand Book sale – Tuesday 1 to Friday 4 December 2015
Thank you to everyone who is assisting and supporting the Second Hand Book Sale; an activity such as this one cannot take place without the valuable assistance of parent volunteers. Special thanks are extended to Joy Ashfield, who has once again coordinated the sale. Students in Years 9 – 12 can drop books for sale at Kennedy Cottage from now. Students in Years 7 and 8 can drop their books at the Glass House, Cullen Library on Tuesday 1 or Wednesday 2 December. All Second Hand forms and information is available on the School portal or School web page. Alternatively contact the Community Relations Office 9845 7877 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Volunteers who donate at least 3 hours of their time will receive priority purchase and selling of their textbooks through the Book Sale. If you are able to assist, please contact Joy Ashfield on email@example.com
Mangoes will be here on Tuesday 1 December
Thank you to everyone who has supported the Mango fundraiser. You will receive an email shortly confirming collection will be next Tuesday 1 December from the Hamilton centre – Boys Junior school.
Year Level Functions
Thank you to all our parent representatives who have organised some wonderful events throughout the year, they are still busy organising end of year social events; please continue to support their efforts when you can.
ELC families will enjoy dinner on Friday 27 November at Sapporo Japanese Restaurant, Mitcham and then a family get together at the Wattle Valley park in Burwood for the Tramways Band – Christmas Magic Jazz in the park on Sunday 20 December
Year 6 boy families will enjoy a get together at Stiggants reserve, Warrandyte on Sunday 29 November.
Year 6 girl families will enjoy their graduation high tea party on Sunday 6 December at Café Orchard in Park Orchards and then on Tuesday 8 December an end of year celebration bowling at Forest Hill.
Year 3 girl families will enjoy a break up party at Ringwood Aquanation on Tuesday 8 December after school
Some recent events include:
Year 2 girls parents enjoyed a morning catch up this Friday 27 November at Emjay café in East Ringwood.
Year 9 parents enjoyed catching up at the new Eastland town square on Thursday 12 November
Year 7 parents enjoyed a morning catch up at the beautiful Warren Glen nursery café in Warrandyte on Friday 20 November.
Various other year level functions
Year Level Parent Representatives
What are they? What do they do?
Now is the time to consider a role as Year level parent representative for next year.
Year level parent reps are a vital link between the school and parents at each Year level. Every year level or class should have at least one representative who will make themselves known to other parents across the year. The primary responsibility of the parent reps is to co-ordinate parent social activities throughout the year. The Year level parent rep should make every effort to meet all the parents at their Year level and should a new family arrive during the year, the Parent Rep is asked to make contact with the family, invite them to have coffee and meet other members of the year level. The parent and friend groups or the Community Relations Office may call upon the parent Reps to assist with sourcing volunteers for events or activities. We also encourage our parent reps to be available to answer any questions from our new incoming 2016 families. If this sounds like you please call or email Di Lacey in the Community Relations Office.
A huge thank you is extended to all our 2015 Parent reps and if you would like to continue in the role please contact Di Lacey in the Community relations office on 9845 7877 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.