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:
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:
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.
SSATIS Cross Country
The SSATIS Cross Country carnival will be held at the Rokeby Police Academy grounds on Wednesday, May 31. Students will need to bring suitable energy food, a drink bottle and their lunch. Parents are most welcome to attend. A school bus has been arranged to transport Clemes students to Rokeby, leaving Boa Vista Rd at 11.50am and returning at the completion of their events. We ask that students ensure they are organised to wear the correct sports uniform for this event.
Short-term Exchange – France
Year 11 students intending to study French to the end of 2017 and or Years 9 and 10 students intending to study French in 2018 who are interested in undertaking a four-week short-term, private exchange to our Sister School, Lycée Jacques Callot in Nancy, in January-February 2018, can collect an application package from Katharine Podmore. The application requires students to address a series of selection criteria. Applicants will also be required to meet with an interview panel towards the end of Term 2. Successful applicants will begin orientation for this program early in Term 3. Staff do not accompany these short-term exchanges and parents are responsible for organising all travel arrangements. Expressions of interest close on 9 June 2017.
SSATIS Cross Country
The SSATIS Cross Country carnival will be held at the Rokeby Police Academy grounds on Wednesday 31 May. High School students will travel to and from Rokeby by bus, which will depart from the top Elizabeth Street bus stop (near the Blue Gum service station) at 9.00am and is scheduled to return at approximately 2.45pm. Students will need to bring suitable energy food, a drink bottle and their lunch. Parents are most welcome to attend. We ask that students ensure they are organised to wear the correct sports uniform for this event.
High School Sports Sign Up – Term 3
The following sports are on offer for Term 3. Students are asked to sign up by Friday 9 June so that further information can be sent out. Any late sign ups after this date will need to be completed directly with the sports coordinators listed. If team numbers are already viable then late sign ups may not be allowed.
Year 5 Outdoor Education Excursion to Kaoota Tramway Walk – 29 May, 5 June
As part of the Year 5 Outdoor Education program students will be undertaking the 6km Kaoota Tramway bushwalk near Margate. This excursion provides students with an enriching wilderness experience and helps to develop knowledge on the history of the location. Students will also develop bushwalking and teamwork skills and develop an understanding of Leave No Trace principles. Students will need to wear long pants, appropriate layers of warm clothing and suitable walking shoes (for example, hiking shoes/hiking boots/runners). Students must also bring a waterproof raincoat, beanie, a large water bottle, lunch and plenty of snacks in a suitable backpack lined with a garbage bag (for waterproofing).
5D – Monday 29 May
5M – Monday 5 June
Morris Assembly Cancelled – 30 May
Our next Morris Assembly, scheduled for Tuesday 30 May, has been cancelled because the cast of the Senior Musical production, ‘Who Loves Me’, will be rehearsing in The Farrall Centre.
Year 2 Strings – Cancelled – 30 May
On Tuesday 30 May there will be no Year 2 String class. The Farrall Centre is in use for the school musical ‘Who Loves Me’. The Year 2 string class is progressing very well and we look forward to seeing the group on Tuesday 6 June.
Year 3 Strings – change of rehearsal location – 30 May
On Tuesday 30 May Year 3 Strings will be in the Morris Music Room due to the school musical rehearsing in The Farrall Centre. Please collect students from the Morris Music Room at 3.45pm. Parents and families are still welcome to watch the lesson. Year 3 Strings will return to The Farrall Centre on 6 June.
Kindergarten Excursion to ‘Art From Trash’ exhibition, Long Gallery, Salamanca – 31 May
Kindergarten is off for another learning experience. This time we will go and view artworks made from recycled materials at the Long Gallery in Salamanca Place on Wednesday 31 May at 12.30pm. The Kindergarten children will all hop aboard a bus at 12.30pm and view the artworks in small groups. We hope to broaden the children’s ideas about the possibilities there are for everyday materials to be transformed, and provide inspiration for their own designs. After the gallery visit we will walk to Princes Park for a play and afternoon tea. Children will be provided with afternoon tea and take their drink bottles. Thank you to the families who will be joining us on the day.
Hobart Eisteddfod – Drama – 1 to 3 June
The dates for this year’s City of Hobart Eisteddfod are 1 and 2 June, at the Town Hall.
Thursday 1 June:
Poetry Solo – 8 years and under
Monologue – 10 years and under
Poetry Solo – 10 years and under
Duologue – 10 years and under
Prepared Reading – 10 years and under
Friday 2 June:
Australian Poetry – 12 years and under
Prepared Reading – 12 years and under
Monologue – 12 years and under
Duologue – 12 years and under
If you have any queries about the Eisteddfod please contact Jenny Wood.
Year 2 Excursion to Art From Trash Exhibition – 2 June
On Friday 2 June Year 2 students will visit the Art From Trash exhibition at the Long Gallery in Salamanca Place. We will leave school at 9.45am and be in the exhibition from about 10.00am. Students will then walk to Princes Park for a picnic lunch at 11.30am. Please ensure your child has a packed lunch that day and wears their warm school jacket with their uniform. Parents are welcome to join us on the bus for this excursion, or meet us at The Long Gallery or Princes Park. Please let Emily and Philippa know if you are able to join us.
Year 6 Excursions to Visit Places of Worship – 6 and 9 June
As a part of our inquiry under the theme Who We Are, Year 6 will be doing two excursions during Week 6. We will be visiting places of worship in the Hobart area. The first excursion will be on Tuesday 6 June, when we will visit a Mosque, St Mary’s Cathedral and the Bahai Centre. The second excursion will be on Friday 9 June, when we will visit St David’s Cathedral, a Synagogue, Scots Uniting Church and Holy Trinity Orthodox Church. These excursions are full day learning engagements. Students will be dressed in sports uniform, shell jackets and will need to bring their lunches on both days. If you require further information please contact one of the Year 6 teachers.
Year 2 Excursion to Mornington Tip – 7 June
On Wednesday 7 June, Year 2 students will visit the Mornington tip and have a guided bus tour of the landfill and recycling areas. Students will then visit the tip shop to explore the resources and goods sold there. Following our visit to the tip, we will have a picnic lunch at Bellerive Beach Park, next to Blundstone Arena. Parents are invited to join us at the park at about 11.40am for a picnic lunch. Please ensure your child has a packed lunch that day and wears their warm school jacket with their uniform.
End of Term Two ‘Tigers and Teapots’ Community Singalong – 7 July
On Friday 7 July all Wells children will be celebrating the end of term with a singalong. This singalong will take place in The Farrall Centre Auditorium from 2.30pm to 3.00pm. Families of Wells children are warmly invited to join in the singalong of several well known children’s songs and a couple of nursery rhymes for younger siblings too. Each song will be accompanied by string players from Morris and the High School. Our community singalong is a ‘cushion concert’ where we invite family members to sit alongside their children and enjoy singing together, so please bring a cushion if you need one. More information about the ‘Tigers and Teapots’ songs can be found here. Enjoy exploring this site and its music with your children before the singalong day.
Term 2 Monday 1 May to Friday 7 July
Tuesday 23 May – Parents & Friends’ Association meeting
Monday 12 June – Queen’s Birthday holiday
Tuesday 4 July – Tuesday Japanese Festival
Friday 7 July – Wells – Tigers & Teapots community singalong
Term 3 Tuesday 25 July to Friday 29 September
Monday 14 August – Parents & Friends’ Association meeting
Tuesday 22 August – Book Week Assembly
Friday 1 September – Fathers’ Day Breakfast
Tuesday 26 – Thursday 28 September – Year 6 Exhibition
Term 4 Monday 16 October to Thursday 14 December
Monday 23 October – Athletics Carnival Years 3-6
Wednesday 25 October – Grandparents & Older Friends Day
Monday 30 October – Parents & Friends’ Association meeting
Thursday 26 – Friday 27 October – Show Day holidays
Thursday 23 – Friday 24 November – Year 4 Camp
Thursday 30 November – Friday 1 December – Year 6 Camp
Friday 1 December – K-2 Sports Day
Monday 4 December – Moving On Day
Wednesday 13 December – Year 6 Assembly
City of Hobart Eisteddfod
The following ensembles will be performing in the upcoming City of Hobart Eisteddfod:
Details regarding performance times and travel arrangements may be found here. Please note that we have made minor modifications to the some of the arrangements since they were first published. In particular, we will now transport Bella Voce and Man Choir to the eisteddfod by bus.
Boa Vista String Rehearsal Next Week
The Boa Vista String Ensemble will rehearse in the Sheila Given Music Centre next week (Tuesday 30 May). Please collect students from the High School campus at the conclusion of this rehearsal.
The Morris Maestros and Year 7/8 Choir will form part of the massed choir for Tasmania Sings, the school program offered by Festival of Voices. The choir will include school children from around the state and will be conducted by one of Australia’s most respected young choral conductors, Chris Burcin.
Featured works will include those composed by Australian composers Paul Jarman and Stephen Leek.
Tasmania Sings will take place on Thursday 6 July, at 7pm in the City Hall. Tickets may be purchased online here, and through the Theatre Royal Box Office (6233 2299) or Centertainment (6234 5998). Adult tickets are $29 and concession tickets $20.
For more information, please contact Kerry Bennett.
Members of The Friends’ School community are welcome to attend a short Meeting for Worship held each Thursday morning during term time, starting at 7.45am. Just come quietly in when you can and join us until 8.20am in the Hobart Quaker Meeting House, which is located just below the Clemes office on Boa Vista Road.
Children are invited to the Quaker Children’s Meeting which is held during the Meeting for Worship from 10am to 11am on Sundays at the Friends’ Meeting House at 5 Boa Vista Road. They learn about Quaker values through a range of interesting and fun activities. At 10 to 11 they come into the Meeting for Worship for the last 10 minutes. Parents are welcome to attend the Meeting for the whole hour.
Pre-kinder children through to Year 6 are welcome every Sunday, while older children in Years 6 to 12 meet at 10am on each 1st, 3rd and 5th Sunday of the month.
If you have any enquiries please ring:
Jen Newton 62282318
Felicity Rose 62250773
or Ros Haynes 62255306