Saturday night was a fantastic event for our school community. The Trivia+ night was not only a huge success and a lot of fun for those who were able to attend but also raised around $6,200 for the school to put towards the playspace renewal. These events on our school calendar are important opportunities for families to come together and socialise in a way that builds our connectedness across the community.
These events are not small tasks to put together. While these events are a huge group effort, Lisa Gibb has been the driving force behind this years event, with a team of parents who have worked brilliantly together. I could start naming people, but in fear of leaving someone out, I would like to thank everyone who helped with the Trivia+ night organisation from advertising the event, arranging prizes, cleaning up, and many other tasks that all come together to pull off a wonderful night.
The weather is looking okay for Friday's athletics (famous last words). It will be important for all students to be appropriately dressed on the day, ensuring that they have warm clothes with them. Thank you to those parents who have already signed up to assist on the day, if you are able to help out please let Bonny know as she still has a few jobs that need helpers.
If you are at the track and are wanting to take your child home with you on the day, you will need to sign them out with your child's classroom teacher.
It seems quite some time ago now, but our school concert was a fantastic celebration of the Performing Arts. What struck me most was the confidence with which all students performed, a testament to how prepared they were by Megan prior the night. These events allow the students to showcase their work and allow most families to attend and take part in their child's school life which can be hard during the school day for working parents. A massive congratulations to Megan for the the work that went into preparing the students for the night!
Back to Earth
We held a special assembly yesterday and had Daniel Webber, Assistant Principal at Heathmont College, with their school captains with us to jointly be congratulated on being selected prize winners for an application we jointly submitted for the Back to Earth grant. We were the application jointly selected out of all the schools in the Maroondah area to receive a $1000 grant to support our work in using green waste, compost bins, and worm farms to recycle the green waste from both schools to feed the veggie patches at Heathmont College. From this, we will be working together with students from Marlborough working with students from Heathmont College to harvest and cook with the produce.
We are working with Heathmont College to map out how this will look in 2020, but are very excited to be working together and strengthening the connections between the two schools.