The Friends' School

Whole of School Information 19.05.2017

Master Plan and Building Plans Update at P&F Meeting
Good news! If you were unable to attend Nelson File’s recent presentation regarding the priority building works at The Friends’ School, which resulted from the preparation of a Master Plan, it will shared again at the forthcoming P&F meeting.
This presentation includes some architectural drawings of the first stage priority works. The meeting will be held:

  • at 7pm
  • on Tuesday 23 May (next Tuesday)
  • at The Green Room
  • in The Farrall Centre.

All members of the Friends’ community are welcome to attend and hear about the Plan, which outlines a long-term strategy for creating a friendly, safe and accessible environment across the entire School. Supper will also be provided!

The Friends’ School Senior Musical – Who Loves Me?
Less than two weeks to Opening Night of this world premiere urban pop musical about love, coffee, the stock market and the mambo! Four shows only on 1, 2, and 3 June (including a matinee performance). Tickets are selling fast and just $30 Adults, $20 Concessions. Buy yours here!

Family Information Session: ‘Parenting with the Brain in Mind’
Once again this year, The Friend’s School will be conducting Brain Week in June. The week will include an information session for families from the ‘Brain Man’ John Joseph. This highly informative two-hour session is suitable for students from Years 6 through to 12, and parents are warmly invited to attend along with their children. The session provides:

  1. practical strategies for supporting academic learning and emotional development at home; and
  2. a description of the conditions necessary to raise motivated, confident, happy children.

For an outline of the content of the session, please see items listed in the flier below..

There is no need to RSVP, just turn up:

  • Tuesday 6 June
  • 7.30pm to 9.30pm
  • The Farrall Centre, Argyle Street Campus.

Seeking Parent Nominees for Teachers Registration Board
On behalf of Independent Schools Tasmania, Friends’ is seeking expressions of interest from any parents of current students who may be interested in appointment to the Teachers Registration Board, as the non-government school parent representative. The successful nominee will be appointed by the Minister for Education and required to attend eight board meetings per year. If you are interested in this role, please email the Principal’s Office for further information.

Quiz Night – Save the Date
The P&F is holding a quiz night and silent auction evening again this year. Once again, this event will be a lot of fun!
At this stage, you are asked to save the date. Information regarding bookings will follow.

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.

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