Important - Working bee cancelled
The weather forecast for Friday is very bleak and because the working bee would involve spreading tan-bark and sand, we have decided to hold this off work until the school holidays. Families who attended the working bees throughout the year will have the appropriate discount applied to their fees.
I hope all families enjoyed the long weekend and managed to find some time for relaxation and fun family activities, because in schools, things tend to get pretty busy from Melbourne Cup weekend onwards.
Today I went through the calendar and noted that there are only 30 school days left for the students in the 2019 school year. In that time, we have the St Agnes’ School Fete, school reports to be written and finalised, the 2020 Prep Information Evening and Orientation sessions, the Walkathon,
St Agnes’ Carols Evening, the swimming program, beach days and graduation. It is going to be a busy time, but there are a number of key opportunities for our school community to come together and enjoy each other’s company, starting with the Fete next weekend.
In recent weeks, our Fete organisers have been very busy developing rosters, organising stalls, collecting donations and mobilising our school community for this significant event, which is happening in a week and a half. Tickets into the major raffle are available via the Trybooking link below, with some fantastic prizes on offer, including a Mercedes Benz Drive Day Voucher and a Verve Portraits photoshoot. Unlimited Rides wristbands are still available for pre-purchase at
$30.00 each; they will be $35.00 on the day of the Fete. Children who have wristbands purchased by Friday 8th November and have had a parent register to volunteer at the Fete will go into the draw for the Golden Wristband, which will be drawn at Assembly on Monday 11th November.
Thank you to those parents who have put their hand up to coordinate stalls and also to those who have registered to help. As the old saying goes ‘Many hands make light work’, so please click the link below and register yourself to help out on a stall, because at this point, we are a long way short of the numbers required to run the stalls. I also urge families to either log on to purchase some tickets into the Major Raffle or buy the book sent home, as together with the stalls, these areas are critical to the fundraising effort.
As this will be the last newsletter before the big day, on behalf of Fr John, the staff and the school, I would like to publicly acknowledge and thank two of our wonderful parents, Carlyn Vilani and Shannon Shine for their hard work in leading the organisation of the Fete. It is a difficult, time consuming undertaking, the magnitude of which is not to be underestimated. So please get behind them over the next week and a half to make the 2019 St Agnes’ School Fete one to remember. All efforts, big and small will be appreciated and will, in the end have a positive impact on your child’s education. In the Fete Information page of the newsletter, there is specific information for the event which I ask all parents to read. I have included below some of the important links for easy access.
Stall Roster: https://stagnesfete.ivolunteer.com/stalls001
Unlimited Ride Wristband: https://www.trybooking.com/BGNBH
Major Raffle Tickets: https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=566285&
I am certainly excited to be involved in my first St Agnes’ School Fete and look forward to a great day with all students, parents, families and the wider Highett community.
Enjoy the short week!