The Friends' School

Whole of School Information 22.09.2017

Chess Team Win!
Congratulations to the Chess teams from Morris, Clemes and High School for their participation in the Tasmanian State Chess Championship Finals held on Monday 18 September at St Patrick’s College, Prospect Vale. The Morris team, comprising Alex Rackham, Nicholas Einoder, Tom Donegan, Matthew Brook and Gabriel Williams were placed third in the Primary Section, only 1.5 games behind the winning team Princes Street Primary. Stella Maris Primary School was second. Alex Rackham gained second place overall in the individual standings. There were 14 primary schools participating. The Clemes team of Andrew Smith, Xavier Scully, Casper Kelcoyne Lawrence, Thomas Powell-Davies, Oliver Wood and Alex Thomas combined with the High School team of Samuel Coady, Dylan Barrett, Lewis Morphett, Bede House, Cameron Cooper and Alec Slamen to place first in the secondary competition for the second consecutive year. Andrew Smith (Year 12) scored the only perfect nine points of the secondary tournament and for the second year received the trophy as the top secondary player.
Andrew Smith was interviewed, with primary school individual competition winner Will Rumley from The Hutchins School, by Southern Cross Television News during the day. The video from this news item can be seen here.

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.

TCE Theatre Performance play 
Scenes From The Arabian Nights  – adaptation by Mary Zimmerman

We warmly invite family and friends to join us as the TCE Year 12 Theatre Performance class presents a selection of ancient tales from The Arabian Nights. The King Shahryar plans to wed Scheherazade, then murder her but she plans to change his mind through the telling of stories. The tales feature the perfidy of wives, a mysterious bag, a search for treasure, stories of love and loss, disguise, and the ultimate embarrassing moment. Patrons are warned that the production contains some adult themes. The play features Simon Andrews, Sophie Boucher, Louis Crowe, Will Fischer, Jack Delaney, David Ovens, Louis Parkinson and Daniel Whitford along with some guest performers from Year 9.
When: Thursday 19 and Friday 20 October, 7.00pm entry via the glass door opposite East Block. Please note: the Friday night performance will be examined by a panel of TASC examiners as part of the Year 12 students’ assessment and must start at 7pm.
Cost:  $5 and $3, tickets on sale from 6.30pm
Where: Bill & Marjorie Oats Theatre, High School Campus
Enquires to Tammy Giblin, Head of Arts Faculty.

P&F Quiz Night – Thank you

The Friends’ School Parents’ and Friends’ Association would like to thank all those community businesses and families who donated towards the Quiz Night and Silent Auction as well as the School’s staff, volunteers, High School and Clemes students who assisted on the night and community members who attended. It was a fantastic evening and we have received a lot of positive feedback. Our primary aim of running community events is to give an opportunity for parents and friends of the School to connect the year, however, the coordination of these events also gives us an opportunity to raise funds that contribute towards the School’s Funding Priority List. Due to increased community engagement at our events this year, we are able to contribute an additional $5000 towards the funding priorities, providing a total of $25,000.

School Shop
The School Shop will be closed on the final day of Term, Friday 29 September and for the school holiday period. The Shop will open for Term 4 at 8.00am on Monday 16 October on its usual schedule which can be found on the website here.

Student Withdrawals 
We would like to remind all families that the procedure to withdraw a student from Friends’ is to provide one term’s notice in writing, addressed to the Principal. If you have any questions please feel free to contact the Enrolments Office on 6210 2286 to discuss.

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