The Friends' School

Whole of School Information 07.04.2017

Careers Morning – 25 May
Each year we hold a Careers Expo for our Year 11 and 12 students This is an event where we host representatives from business, education, industry and/or the community to highlight some examples of what is currently available to our students beyond secondary school. It provides them with the opportunity to consider their future and interact with various avenues of employment, training and/or further education.
This year the Expo will be on Thursday 25 May and we would like to invite any members of the community who would be available to present, to contact Lyn Johnston or Lyn Tunbridge by email or calling 6210 2200. There will be 4 sessions offered to the students. The sessions will run from 9.35 am until 10.35 am and 11.00 – 11.55 and will consist of two 25 minute presentations (repeat) in each session.

Family Photos
Parents are advised that the school photographers will be returning on the first Monday of Term 2 to take family photos, and also providing a last opportunity for students who have not had a school portrait taken this year. Interested families are asked to collect a family photos envelope on either Wednesday or Thursday next week from either the Morris or Clemes Offices, or from the Main Reception on the High School campus. You can also collect your envelope on Monday 1 May, the first day back for Term 2. Simply complete the form, and bring it with you to the photographers:

When: Monday 1 May, anytime from 3pm to 6pm
Where: Hodgkin Hall, located on the Commercial Road campus. Entrance via Main Reception, off the Commercial Road car park.

School Rugby Top
As per the notice in the last edition of What’s On, the Uniform Committee has been investigating possible changes to the school rugby top. If you have had the opportunity to view the sample top we would appreciate you taking a few moments to complete the survey here.  The sample top will remain on display until the end of term and parents and students are invited to call into the Shop during usual opening hours to view the sample and then complete the survey.

Thank You from the P&F
The P&F Executive extends a warm and heartfelt thank you to everyone who supported the Fair – the many volunteers, sponsors and members of the Friends’ community who came along to the Fair and made the day such a wonderful success. At this time, it is estimated that the Fair has raised around $25,000 for the School.The P&F supports many projects across the School, including the community yoga program, outdoor infrastructure, student travel and more.

P&F selling Entertainment Books
Once again this year the Parents & Friends Association is selling the Entertainment Book as a fundraiser for the School. The Entertainment Book offers numerous discounts and 2-for-1 offers to restaurants, cafés, arts, attractions, hotel, travel, shopping and more. But best of all, the School will receive 20% of the sale price for each book sold. Books this year are once again just $65 and can be purchased as either the traditional hard copy book with vouchers, or as a smartphone App. Most people find the books pay for themselves many times over and the P&F invites you to purchase a book this year. All funds raised will contribute to P&F fundraising. You are invited to order your Entertainment Book here.

TCE Theatre Performance play 
Curculio by Titus Maccius Plautus
We warmly invite family and friends to join us as the TCE Year 12 Theatre Performance class present the Ancient Roman comedy Curculio, or The Weevil by Plautus. As the shortest of Plautus’ surviving comic plays from approximately 200BC, Curculio tells the tale of Phaedromus and his desire to purchase the beautiful Planesium, currently held as a slave by the wheeling and dealing procurer, Cappadox. This Roman Comedy features many recognisable comic conventions such as stock characters, physical comedy, disguise, surprising revelations and long lost siblings! The play features Simon Andrews as Leano, the wine connoisseur and as Captain Therapontigonus Platigidorus, Sophie Boucher as the Cook and the heroine Planesium, Louis Crowe and Will Fischer as Palinurus and Palaestrio, Phaedromus’ not so obedient servants, Jack Delaney as Lyco the Banker, David Ovens as the hero, Phaedromus, Louis Parkinson as the eponymous weevil, Curculio and Daniel Whitford as the rotund procurer, Cappadox. Directed by Tammy Giblin.
When: Wednesday 12 April at 7.00pm, entry via the glass door opposite East Block
Cost:  Gold coin donation, doors will open at 6.45pm
Where: Bill & Marjorie Oats Theatre, High School Campus
Enquires to Tammy Giblin, Head of Arts Faculty.

Parties, Gatherings and Sleepovers – A practical Guide to keeping your child safe – Paul Dillon
On Tuesday evening we were privileged to hear Paul Dillon present at the Farrall Centre on the subject Parties, Gatherings and Sleepovers – A practical guide to keeping your child safe.
Thank you to the many parents who attended and hopefully you came away with many practical strategies and useful tips for you to consider when such events are organised to ensure your young people are as safe as possible. For those unable to attend we would highly recommend visiting Paul’s Blog and also reading his book Teenagers, Alcohol and Drugs.
Paul also recommended that all parents and children put the free App ‘Emergency +’ on their phones. We would encourage parents to sit with their children and put this App on their phones.

Orders for Girls Formal Trousers Now Open

Order are now being taken for girls formal trousers with delivery expected early next term. The trousers can be worn in place of the winter tartan skirt with the the white school blouse and they provide a warm, comfortable and practical alternative to the skirt. These trousers are only available on a pre-order and pre-paid basis and no returns are possible.  Therefore, students who wish to place an order should attend the School Shop with a parent or guardian where there are samples in each size available to try on. Once the correct size has been determined and payment made, a receipt will be issued and families will be notified when the stock has arrived. This round of orders will be taken up until 4.30pm on Wednesday 12 April.

School Shop Closure
A reminder that the School Shop is closed on the last day of Terms 1, 2 and 3 and during the holidays. Therefore, the Shop will close at 4.30pm on Wednesday 12 April for the holiday period and will re-open on Monday 1 May at 8am. Opening times are published on the school website.

Last What’s On for Term 1
There will be no edition of What’s On next week. Your What’s On team wishes all members of the Friends’ community a safe and restorative term break and we’ll be back in Term 2 to keep you informed about What’s Going On!

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