The Friends' School

Whole of School Information 25.08.2017

Keeping Us Safe Around School
As a continuation of our Road Safety Taskforce Campaign we will be sharing the road safety messages that have been composed by each class in Morris. This week’s messages come from our Year 1W class.

With road safety fresh in our minds, now is a good time for a reminder that turning right into the Argyle St Campus at the “No Right Turn” sign is illegal and can be very dangerous for pedestrians, most of whom are our students. It is important that we work together as a community to keep safe around our School.


The P&F Quiz Night and Silent Auction is TOMORROW NIGHT! We still have a couple of tickets left so you can gather your team together for a fun night of trivia with The Quizzer of Oz! A light supper and snacks will be provided, with drinks available at the bar.
Saturday 26 August  |  6.30pm for a 7pm start  | The Farrall Centre  |  Tickets are $20 per person  |  
We have some amazing auction items that have been generously donated by the Friends’ community that will be available for bidding on the night. Check out the auction catalogue so you can plan your bids.

Steve Biddulph at Friends’ – Next Week
On August 28 and 30, Steve Biddulph will be speaking at two community events which are to be held at The Friends’ School in The Farrall Centre. Steve will be donating part of the proceeds from these two events to World Heritage Watch (an independent non-governmental organisation that promotes the preservation of the UNESCO World Heritage worldwide).
Tickets ($30 and $18 concession) are available through trybooking:
Raising Boys
Raising Girls

Raising Boys – Monday, August 28 (7.30pm – 9.00pm)
Steve will be combining humour,  moving stories and practical help to empower parents and carers to understand the stages of boyhood and how to raise boys who will become gentle, caring and engaged young men. He will also be addressing the question of ‘how we lost our ways with boys’.

Raising Girls – Wednesday, August 30 (7.30pm – 9.00pm)
Steve will be speaking about girls of all ages and will be offering practical help for parents and carers regarding how to raise daughters to be wise, warm and strong. Steve will be speaking about the five stages of girlhood, the importance of fathers and the special role of aunties. He will also be addressing the issue of societal pressures and how these can contribute to girls having to grow up too fast.

Rowing Calendar
The 2018 Rowing Season Calendar is now available on our rowing website. Please contact Pete Gibson, Head of Rowing, if you have any queries.

Daffodil Picking – Wednesday, 30 August
A selection of students from all sections of the School have volunteered to go daffodil picking on Wednesday, 30 August at New Norfolk. Students will leave from the Argyle Street bus stop outside of Morris at 3.15pm and return to School, Boa Vista Road at 6.30pm. Daffodils will be for sale the following day to raise money for The Cancer Council. They will cost $3.50 a bunch.

Drama Awards 2017
Students may now apply for Drama Colours, Half Colours and Drama Certificates recognising outstanding contributions and achievement in Drama, Years 7-12. Students may also apply for Certificates of Merit for achievement in Theatre events outside of the School.
Participation in, contribution to and demonstration of leadership in, events such as the Senior School Musical, annual House Drama competition and/or providing technical support and service for Clemes productions and the Drama Department are some examples of contributions that may now be formally recognised.
The Drama Awards Guidelines are available in the Cocurricular handbook, and application forms are available from the Clemes and High School Offices, or can be dowloaded from Seqta Learn.
Once complete the form can be returned to the Clemes or High School Office or emailed to Tammy Giblin.
All applications will be reviewed and considered by Drama staff, and students will contacted should their application be unsuccessful.
The deadline for applications is the last day of Term 3, 29 September.
Any enquiries should be directed to Tammy Giblin, Head of Arts Faculty.
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