Parents and Friends Update

Apr 5th 2019

Trivia Night

Question: Name a virtual reality pet, invented in Japan in 1997, that required owners to feed it, care for it and clean up after it?


If you answered “Tamagotchi”, you would have scored one point for your table at the Trivia Night, held on Friday 22 March. The Middle School Building was buzzing with 130 trivia fans re-living and remembering the 90s, from movies and music to sport and social events. Costumes were sensational, from the Ninja Turtles to Pretty Woman, Spice Girls, grunge and all styles in between.


This hugely successful night, the first on our calendar of events for our 25th anniversary year, raised $2200 for the P&F. Thank you to the Trivia Night Committee - Tim Sayre, Ryan Collins, Greg Whitelum and Clare McConnel for organising a fantastic event, Henri Thomas, Chris Ellem and Charles Dimes for their careful scorekeeping, Rachelle Norman and Erin McHugh for selling tickets in our champagne raffle, and to our ever-helpful P&F members and supporters who worked the bar on the night - Catherine Thomas, Steph McKenzie, Amy and Jim Lawley, Katherine and Jai Panchapakesan, Hal Ing, Shaunna Parsons, Paul Jackson, Scott McConnel.
















Annual General Meeting

The P&F Annual General Meeting was held on Wednesday 13 March. Thank you to the interested parents and friends who attended the meeting and showed such enthusiasm for the work of the P&F.

The P&F Committee for 2019 is:

  • Vice President Josephine Leveritt
  • Treasurer Lonnie Smilas
  • Committee Member Chris Ellem
  • Committee Member Dougall Rudd
  • Committee Member Henry Thomas


No nominations were received for the positions of President and Secretary. These roles are vital to the running and smooth organisation of the P&F. If you are interested in discussing either position, please make contact with Mr Craig Merritt (ph. 4132 7512).


We would like to thank the 2018 P&F Committee of Ilaria Stuart, Josephine Leveritt, Lonnie Smilas, Clare McConnel, Joanne Jackson, Katherine Panchapakesan and Shaunna Parsons for your hard work and willingness to get involved. You have baked, sizzled, served, shopped and organised your way through so many events throughout the year, culminating in the generous donation of $8,500 for school Wishlist items.




We’d love you to share your favourite family recipes in our 25th Anniversary Cookbook. Do you have a “take anywhere” slice, a “no time to cook” dinner, party pleasing cocktails or canapes, or a budget recipe for our future school leavers? Recipes can be emailed to


The Cookbook will be released for sale in Term 2, and will make a lovely keepsake of our anniversary year.



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