The Friends' School

Whole of School Information 26.05.2017

Senior School Musical World Premiere Opens Thursday!
Over 70 Friends’ students have been rehearsing for weeks and the countdown is now on to Opening Night for Who Loves Me?. Writer John Field is the talent behind more than 300 Wiggles hits, along with multiplatinum album sales and APRA Awards, and this fun pop musical about love, coffee, the stock market and the mambo is sure to leave you humming catchy tunes on the way out. With just four performances on 1, 2, and 3 June (including a matinee), tickets are selling fast. Just $30 Adults, $20 Concessions – buy yours here!

Family Information Session: ‘Parenting with the Brain in Mind’
Once again this year, The Friends’ 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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