Last Friday was R U OK day. What a great reminder that we are all stronger together. A heavy box is far easier to lift when there are other people to help, and here at Prince of Peace it is no different. That is why I am thankful for our community. One of our strongest partnerships is with our Lutheran congregation that share both our Church and name.
Recently as a community, we benefited from our strong bond with the church congregation and I just want to take the opportunity to thank them for their continued support of the College. In Week 8, as our Year 12 students completed their QCS test, church volunteers rallied around and prepared them an awesome lunch. An army marches on its stomach and the students were able to enter the afternoon session feeling both refreshed and cared for by our community.
We also recently had the opportunity for our College staff and Church members to share some time together as Pastor Kevin blessed our new building on the Senior Campus. We are all stronger together, and with encouragement from each other we can reach far higher than we can on our own. Ecclesiastes 4:10 states that “If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble”.
After 19 years of dedicated service to the College, Libby Farmer will take leave for the 2019 school year. Libby will take this time to complete further study and we wish her the very best in her endeavours. We are currently in the process of recruiting a Deputy Head of Senior Campus for next year and it has been very humbling to receive so many quality applications.
To all of our community, thank you for making Term 3 the success it has been and I wish everyone a happy and safe holiday period.
We are certainly stronger together.
Head of College
Intention to Leave Notifications
To assist with our 2019 classroom planning, if you intend to leave the College we ask if you can please notify us in writing before Monday 8 October 2018. In doing so, it will allow the College to contact families currently on our waiting lists in Term 4, whilst also ensuring that you meet your contractual obligations. Please contact your Head of Campus or Donna Cook, Marketing and Enrolments Manager, if you have any questions.
What a term we have had! We have brought our favourite books to life and spent time in the sun just listening to stories being read, we’ve swung from trees at our camps and line-danced for our Farmers, we’ve supported our local Year 6 Businesses and sizzled sausages untill our tummies were full. And just when you thought it couldn’t get any better our GRANDPARENTS are coming!
This Friday, 21 September is not only the last day of term but it is Grandparents Day! On this very special day we welcome well over 400 grandparents and special friends to our Junior Campus to celebrate learning and the last day of Term 3 with their grandchildren. It is truly a wonderful day to behold.
Due to the incredible influx of people and cars on this day, please remember to allow yourself plenty of time to make your way through the traffic and park in time for the day to start at 8:30am. For grandparents with grandchildren in the choirs, we invite them to join us for a concert in the Chapel, beginning at 8:40am. All other grandparents and special friends are most welcome to also attend the concert, alternatively your child can take their grandparents straight to the classroom. Following the concert, all grandparents are invited to join their grandchildren in their classrooms to engage in different activities.
Morning Tea will be served at 10:30am at the Year 1/2 undercover area. While we know that children will want to sit with their grandparents, we do ask that the seating provided is for all grandparents first, and that the food is only for our grandparents and special visitors. The children are welcome to bring their lunchboxes over to sit with them.
If grandparents and special visitors are interested in visiting the Senior Campus, and do not want to battle the traffic, a shuttle bus will be running from the Junior Campus to the Senior Campus at 10:30am. They are welcome to leave their car parked on the oval until they return. Finally, many grandparents will have travelled quite a distance to attend, and we know the time they spend with their grandchildren is precious. Should they wish to take their grandchild home with them on the day, please ensure that they see thier classroom teacher or the main reception to sign them out so that we know where everyone is.
Term 3, Closing Chapel Cancelled
Due to Grandparents day, and our Choral Concert, Chapel for the final Friday has been cancelled. Our next Chapel service will be Friday 12 October at 8:40am.
Prep – Two Athletics Carnival
This pinnacle sporting event of the College calendar will be held on Friday 12 October beginning at approximately 9:15am following our opening Chapel. Further details have been emailed through to families earlier this week.
2019 Class Placements – Important Information Relating to Class Placements for 2018
Most families across the College are aware of the cautious stance taken when inviting class placement requests from families. I have children of my own and understand how much they would love to be placed with their best friend, or a preferred teacher that a sibling may have had. I also realise how important it is for them to grow as individuals and not be reliant on others for their academic and social successes.
I encourage all families, as we close the 2018 school year to allow their children to grow spiritually, emotionally, academically, socially and independently as they transition to their new 2019 class. I strongly encourage parents to place faith in the judgments and insights that our teaching staff have into individual students and their school persona. I have the highest regard for the insights that our teachers offer into the placement of students for the following year. I also have the highest regard for the quality and competency of each of our teaching staff in their professional capacity as educators. As such I will not be considering any requests for specific teachers. As you can appreciate, staff movement amongst year levels is inevitable, and therefore specific teacher requests often become redundant.
All students have unique gifts and needs. There may be occasion whereby the College will seek input from particular families to ensure the most beneficial class placement for individual students. This will be occurring during the first few weeks of Term 4.
If you believe there is an important consideration (that sits outside of friendship requests and teacher requests) that needs to be taken into account when placing your child for 2019, please submit this request in writing to the attention of Mrs Katrina Valencia. My commitment to you is that such requests will be considered, however; please understand that no guarantees can be made.
Ultimately, I will be guided by our teaching staff and their knowledge of your child and any pertinent information you may be able to provide in relation to your child’s specific learning needs. Please ensure that these requests are submitted in writing by Friday 26 October, 2018. Thank you for your assistance in ensuring the complex process of class placements for the 2019 school year is attended to in the most equitable and professional manner possible. Please be aware that once class placements have been allocated, there will be no further movement of class arrangements except in exceptional or uncontrollable circumstances.
Head of Junior Campus
In preparation for the arrival of our new Junior Campus formal uniform in 2019, we are reducing the price of our current Junior Campus formal uniform. Please note:
- The current checked formal uniform can still be worn until December 2020. From January 2021, all Year 1-6 students will need to be in the new Junior Campus formal uniform.
- The current checked formal uniform and the new navy-stripes uniform cannot be mixed and matched. The current formal royal-blue shorts must be worn with the current checked formal shirt, and the new grey pants must be worn with the new navy-striped shirt. We appreciate your assistance in helping us manage this transition period and provide as much continuity with our uniform as possible.
- The current navy-blue broad-brim hat will be replaced in 2019 with a very similarly coloured navy-blue broad-brim hat with white PoP logo. The current hat with no logo can be worn until December 2020.
New prices for the current checked uniform:
Shirt Junior Boys: Reduced to $30
Short Junior Boys: Reduced to $17
Dress Junior Girls: Reduced to $55
Hurry – only while stocks last!
The musings of an empathetic mum, teacher, leader and global digital citizen (aka Mrs V).
PART 5: The Holiday Edition
Hello fellow travellers on this Tech-Journey! It has been a privilege to engage with you this term through Tech T@lk! We have talked about technology and your child, online gaming, videos of others playing video games (yes… remember that one) and last time — Social Media.
Now I don’t know about you, but after all of this Tech T@lk I am looking forward to a holiday. In particular I am really excited about not having to make school lunches for two weeks (am I right?!?), not setting my alarm clock and not rushing from activity to activity. There are so many blessings that lie ahead.
However there are a couple of things that do not excite me in quite the same way, such as endless loads of washing as my children experiment with their fashion sense, those plates and cups that sprout up in every nook and cranny of our home and the inevitable boredom-factor that can set in.
But above all of these niggly and uninviting moments, there is only one that makes the hairs on the back of my neck stand up, and that is the prospect of all of that extra free time that I know my children will want to spend on their devices.
Oh I can hear it already… But Mum, why do you have to put my iPad on guided access, it’s the holidays!’ But Mum, why can’t I stay up later and game, it’s the holidays! But mum, why can’t I keep playing, I’ve only been on my computer since 7am and you haven’t finished cooking dinner yet! But Mum, everyone else is on their device and can play their games till midnight!!! Why do you have to be so MEAN!!! Not cool Mum, not cool!!!
Ohhhhhh yes…. I’m super excited about the holidays! In fact, if you need me, I’ll be hiding in the bushes!
So, as we prepare ourselves for the weeks ahead, the long dark night, the battle to end all battles, let us steady ourselves with a few tips and tricks to help see us through till school gets back!
Mrs V’s Top 8 Tech Tips to help you through the holidays
Tip Number 1: Spot the ready-made statistics
Your child will try to tell you that everyone else is allowed to play ‘it’, and everyone else has this game, and everyone else’s mother or father is way cooler than you are. These types of statements are false and are just your child’s attempt to convince you, shake you off-balance or catch you at a weak moment. You will discover as you talk with other parents that they are hearing exactly the same things in their homes. Just remember, you are way cool!
Tip Number 2: Kids crave social connections
When your child goes on holidays they lose most of their immediate social connections. The value of the face-to-face time they spend at school cannot be overlooked. Therefore, it is not uncommon for children to want to increase their technology-time during the holidays as they attempt to reconnect and stay connected with their friends. Of course, for all of the reasons we have discussed previously, this can prove challenging for children to manage online. They cannot read the other person’s tone, or see their facial expression. They often misread what is said, or feel left out if they do not hear from a friend. Consider organising play-dates with their friends with planned activities (outside) when you can. Don’t be afraid to mention to the other parents that your child isn’t having their device at the moment and watch the magic happen… nerf guns, water guns, soccer games and more.
Tip Number 3: School Holidays do not have to mean unlimited tech-time!
Maintain your family tech expectations! Children crave stability and continuity. Make rules and stick to them. Parents and families have rules about a lot of things—no shoes inside the house, no hats at the table, no dessert before dinner. Screen time should be no different. While it seems generous and kind to provide unlimited or substantially increased tech time on the holidays, beware the end of holiday withdrawal symptoms!
It takes our children no time at all to get used to having extra technology time, but it can take over a week to help them get back into school routines. For this reason keep their tech routines as normal as possible and look for other activities to help fill in the time.
Tip Number 4: Take care of yourself!
It is important that we pay attention to our own needs and feelings during the holiday season. We can find fun, enjoyable and relaxing activities for ourselves and our families. By keeping our minds and bodies healthy, we are primed to deal with stressful situations when they arise. Consider cutting back television viewing for kids, and getting the family out together for fresh air and a spring-walk. Physical activity can help us feel better and sleep well, and while the grumbling may continue for a little while, it is interesting how quickly it dissipates when you are feeding the ducks, kicking a soccer ball or climbing trees.
Tip Number 5: Set a Tech Challenge for your child and you!
Take the school holidays as an opportunity to challenge your child in using their technology. Ask them to complete some ‘hour of code’ challenges, dust off the old Minecraft books and ask them to construct one of the incredible buildings from within its pages.
Challenge them to recreate their bedroom in Minecraft or better still design the bedroom of your dreams in Minecraft. Encourage your child to film a Stop Go Motion video using Lego… there are endless options out there. Celebrate all of their efforts with them.
Tip Number 6: Maintain a digital curfew
Research would say that there should be no recreational screen time at least an hour before bed. The light from screens and the proximity to the face suppresses melatonin and interferes with sleep cycles. For older kids, that also means no TVs, phones and tablets in the bedroom. Sadly, as powerful and wondrous as holidays are, they are still yet to overcome these challenges.
Conversations around these facts with your child are critical in helping them to understand. And remember just as many of us are still learning to put our clothes in the basket, it too will take time for them to understanding why we need a digital curfew.
Tip Number 7: Think of what is being displaced
Often, it is important to explicitly draw attention to the things that technology is squeezing out of their lives: such as story time, outdoor play, sports, writing on the concrete with chalk, and building blanket forts—these go by the wayside when our kids’ lives are filled with technology.
As parents we need to build space for these critical developmental activities to occur and we need to help our children connect with them again. That might mean that you are crawling into the fort with a good book and a bowl of popcorn too! Never overlook the power of looking through old photos together. It is amazing what they relearn and remember about themselves.
Tip Number 8: Be the best example to your child!
Our children look at us, their parents, to know how to behave. They are switched on cookies and can spot hypocrisy a mile away. If the family expectation is no devices at the table, them that should mean parents too. If we are saying that we miss them connecting with and talking with us, then how are we showing that we are communicating with them? If you are connected to your device all the time, your child will think that’s an acceptable behaviour.
So as we head into the long winter… I mean… Holidays, let us do so with a sense of purpose and resolve. Let’s pledge to reconnect face to face, listen to and understand our child’s feelings, explain our feelings, keep things in perspective and maintain a sense of calm. Above all… stay cool and stay strong. The worst thing we can do is lose our temper.
I’m going to miss talking to you all over the break and I look forward to our next Tech T@lk in Term 4. Until then just remember how much you love them, how much they love you, and that we are all in this together!
♥ Mrs V
(Novice Minecraft player, Level 10 Clash Royale Clan Leader, firm but loving digital parent, mistake-maker and Head of Junior School)
P.S. Don’t forget to phone a friend if you need to!
If you missed any of the previous Tech Talks in my series, you can find them on our College website here »
It is week 10 of Term 3. Students have worked hard and are ready for a holiday. So amongst the busyness and weariness, it’s good to reflect on some highlights.
Last week’s Year 6 Immersion Day was a hive of activity. The students joined us on the Senior Campus and spent some time in science, food technology and design technology. Thanks to Mrs Bryant for organising a wonderful learning opportunity for the Year 6 students. I am not sure what the students enjoyed more, making a key chain with the help of the Year 11 students, eating their cinnamon buns, or the red cabbage/pH experiment in science. Break time was also great with plenty of fun being had interacting with older students.
The Year 8 Musical, “Johnny and the Bomb” made me laugh and cry. Our logic, in pursuing a curriculum musical is clear. It is an opportunity for our students to shine, step outside their comfort zone, and be part of a large team effort. The camaraderie developed, and confidence gained was obvious, and plenty of lasting memories developed. Congratulations to all of the Year 8 students on two wonderful performances. It was great to see a number of Year 12 students in attendance, as they relived their performance of “Johnny and the Bomb”. Thanks to Mr Von Hoff, Mrs Harvey, Mrs Farmer and Mrs Grimes for facilitating this opportunity.
The wait is nearly over for all those families who have a child at Mt Binga. Saturday is family day, the opportunity for our Year 9 students to share their experience with their parents. They have completed survival, seen a new calf born, engaged in high and low ropes, horse riding, and hiked — to name a few highlights. The students have learnt the importance of living in community and challenged themselves and each other. We look forward to their return and hearing all the stories.
Through my window, over the last couple of weeks, I have had the privilege of hearing the students warming up for their Mary Poppins audition. I have been amazed by the talent, and understand why choosing roles is such a hard decision for our Musical team of Mr Zac Von Hoff, Mrs Robyn Harvey, Mrs Sharon Grimes and Mrs Elizabeth Edwards. For the last three weeks, they have auditioned 51 students for Mary Poppins. Congratulations to all the students who were prepared to pursue their creative ambition and came along to audition.
We thank our netball students and parents who have been participating in the BOSNL Netball competition at Redcliffe. Thanks to Mr Von Hoff and Mr Carlson for facilitating this opportunity. The season continues in Term 4 and we affirm the students who have experienced success. The Senior Girls are currently top of the ladder.
I feel blessed by our church/school partnership. Last week saw the College and Church host a welcome for Pastor Kevin which included a blessing of the music facilities. It was a great opportunity for the congregation and our staff to relax and share fellowship. I am grateful for the church connection, through Geoff and Merle Dymock who have acted as our QCS Community Representatives for the last seven years. We have also been blessed by the generosity of the church who have provided morning tea to our QCS students for seven years. Special blessings for Jean Fischer who is moving and has been the driving force behind this outreach. Blessings also to Ally Brinkmann who has humbly served our community for the last two years, and will be greatly missed.
Thanks to our students, and teachers who have worked hard this term. We thank Mr Tim Arnold for his service this term, relieving Ms Samantha Davids. He has made a positive impact on our community. Thanks to Mrs Allison Blake who leaves us at the end of term, due to her husband being relocated. We thank her for four great years, where she has shared her passion for teaching and care for her students. Wishing everyone a restful break, to recharge for the demands of Term 4.
Head of Senior Campus
The Year 8 musical for 2018 went off with a blast last Friday and Saturday night as the cohort presented ‘Johnny and The Bomb’ for two appreciative audiences. Our talented students sung, danced and acted their way through an hour of entertaining scenes, full of time travel, intrigue and mysterious shopping trolleys!
From the leads to the chorus, sound team and props manager — each of you made us proud with the effort expended to work together as a team. With only eight short weeks of rehearsal time in scheduled lessons, their mastery of lines and choreography is highly commendable. This compulsory activity encourages a growth mindset in our students, since many step outside of their comfort zone to participate in a musical. Mr Von Hoff, Mrs Farmer and I were delighted to see the growth that the group had experienced in skills, confidence and resilience. It was also lovely to see so many current Year 12 students in the audience, enjoying the same show that they had put on back in 2014. Well done Year 8! We shall all look forward to next year’s production.
Mrs Robyn Harvey
Musical Director, Johnny and the Bomb 2018
Junior Campus Sport
Netball Training at the Junior Campus
Netball season has commenced, parents are reminded that the Hardcourts are used for training purposes after school. We ask that the Hardcourt is cleared by 3:20pm for the start of training.
We are taking Term 4 Tennis Bookings now. I have attached the link where families can go to book into the before-school lessons at PoP.
Day and Time: Tuesday 7.30am
Online bookings: https://www.classhub.com.au/provider/fernyhills/2018/4?programId=4
Enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org or ph: 38510444
Senior Campus Sport
Congratulations to the following PoP Senior Campus students who recently gained selection in the Metropolitan North Track & Field team after the regional trials were held recently at the University of Queensland Athletics Centre:
- Jonas Forbes-Schutz (13yrs boys 1500m)
- Heidi Noon (13yrs girls 800m/1500m)
- Mattias Forbes-Schutz (14yrs boys 800/1500/3000m)
- Talitha Montgomery (14yrs girls 1500m)
- Stephanie Bleckwehl (17yrs girls 400m)
- Cooper Schmidt (17yrs boys Long Jump/Triple Jump/110m Hurdles)
To have 6 students from our Senior Campus qualify to represent their district at a State Championships is a truly wonderful achievement. To put this into perspective, we have the same number of students advancing to this event, than other schools with much larger student populations — such as Albany Creek State High School and Kelvin Grove State College. Our athletes and their families have committed countless hours of dedication with training, transport and organisation, not to mention juggling all of this with their studies. They are indeed a credit to themselves and the College and we are extremely proud of them. We wish them all the very best of luck in preparation for the State Championships at QSAC in October.
Jonas and Mattias Forbes-Schutz also both recently ran at the National Cross Country Championships as part of the Queensland team at Maleny. Jonas ran an amazing race, coming 5th out of 78 boys. He was the second Queenslander across the finish line.
The Queensland U14 boys team won the gold medal for team points, having the most team members cross the line in the top places. Jonas therefore won his second gold medal in the Queensland team, also winning the 1500m team relay.
Mattias had a tough race, being in the U16 combined age group of 83 runners. We are proud of his achievement in managing to come a gutsy 9th in his age group, on this very tough Maleny course.
Well done to both boys on their fantastic efforts in their chosen sport amongst such elite competition.
Our PoP Junior and Senior Girls Netball teams are continuing their competition matches in the Brisbane Outer Schools League every Monday evening at Redcliffe. The Senior Girls are currently in FIRST PLACE on their competition ladder with four wins and only one loss. Although the Junior Girls are without a win so far, they are building their team play and improving with each performance. This competition continues into early Term 4 and we hope that they finish off their season in style.
Also, the PoP Junior and Senior Boys Rugby Sevens teams both recently competed in the Caboolture Q7’s tournament held at Caboolture Rugby Club in Morayfield. The Senior Boys team had a convincing victory against North Lakes in their opening match before some hard-fought losses in their other matches. The Junior Team went try-for-try against St Columban’s in their first game just losing by five points and producing similar efforts in close losses against North Lakes and Kelvin Grove in their remaining matches. This tournament was a culmination of the training they have participated in after school last term, with the assistance of the Queensland Reds and the Sporting Schools initiative.
Senior Campus Sport Coordinator
Junior Campus Music
Year 4 Music
This term, students have been learning about instruments of the orchestra. As part of their project for Semester 2, they are to make their own instrument out of recycled materials. If you have any spare cartons, rubber bands, buttons etc that you would be willing to donate, the Year 4 students would gratefully receive them. Any contributions to the Music Room are welcome.
Choirs at Grandparents Day Celebration
The Junior Campus Choirs will perform for their Grandparents on their special day. Please join us at 8:35am in the Chapel. Choirs to arrive at the chapel in CHOIR UNIFORM at 8:15am.
Should you have any questions about the instrumental, choral or classroom music program on the Junior Campus, please email me.
Music Specialist – Junior Campus
Senior Campus Music
Reminder that our String Ensemble, Choir and small group singers will be performing at Grandparents Day, Friday 21 September. Formal College uniform is required. Please remember to bring your music and instrument.
Term 4 Concert Calendar
Thursday 25 October: Recital Night, Soloists/Small Group performances
Thursday 1 November: Gala Concert, All PoP Senior Campus Ensembles
Friday 16 November: Remembrance Day, TBA
Congratulations to the following students on their outstanding music achievements
- Grade 7 Saxophone Exam, A
- Grade 4 Piano Exam, A
- Enogerra Eisteddfod, Piano Solo, Third Place
- Enogerra Eisteddfod, Piano Accompaniment, Highly Commended, Josie Swift Year 8 was her violin soloist
- Enogerra Eisteddfod, Piano Accompaniment, Third Place, Chloe Noon Year 6 was her vocal soloist
Senior Campus Music Curriculum Leader
Uniform Shop News
New Opening Hours for The School Locker North Lakes
The School Locker at North Lakes is located at 4-6 Burke Crescent and has changed its opening hours. During the year, it will be open:
- Monday – Friday — 8:30am to 5pm
- Saturday — 9am to 3pm
- Sunday — CLOSED
- Public Holidays — CLOSED
During the Back to School Season in January, the hours will be extended.
Shop Location and Hours: The Uniform Shop is located on the Junior Campus under the Year 1 building adjacent the hard courts. Hours are 8am to 10am and 2pm to 4pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays, during term times.
Orders: Orders can be placed by phone or email through the College website using the link on the Uniform Shop page or on the Home Page or at anytime from The School Locker website. Note: If you wish to avoid home delivery fees during term times, nominate delivery to your child’s campus and provide your child’s name and class. Junior Campus orders will be delivered to your child’s class, Senior Campus orders will be delivered to reception for your child to collect the next day.
Junior: Now available – Size 8 and 10 polo sport shirts are now back in stock and we now have a size 8 track jacket available. Out of stock – small hats. More hats are on order, We apologise for the inconvenience.
PRICE REDUCTION – Current Junior Campus formal uniform items priced to sell. More details »
Senior: Out of stock – Medium and large track jackets. We apologise for the inconvenience. Please check the second hand stock on the PoP Second Hand Uniform Buy & Sell Facebook group
New Insulated Drink Flasks: We now have double-walled insulated flasks in BPA-free plastic to keep drinks icy cold at half price for $7.98 – available in “Chick”, “Heart” or “Alien” designs. We also have double-walled insulated flasks in stainless steel to keep drinks hot/icy cold at half price for $9.98 – “2Kool 4Skool” design available in purple, blue, green and pink. Both the plastic and stainless steel flasks have a wide opening to accommodate ice cubes and are easy to clean.
Second Hand: If you wish to buy or sell second hand uniforms there are 2 options:
- For private sales: please visit our very active PoP Second Hand Uniform Buy & Sell Facebook group
- Donated second hand uniforms are now managed by PoP P&F – please check with Reception as to upcoming stall dates. Donations are welcome at either Campus Reception, bagged and labelled as “donation uniforms”.
New Hat Options for 2019
From 2019, Year 1-12 students will have new hat options.
Hats for Years 1-9
- Compulsory Formal Hat (current hat) — Our current navy-blue formal hat will be replaced shortly with a very similar broad-brimmed navy hat with the white Prince of Peace logo. The current hat (without the logo) can be worn until December 2020. This hat must be worn with the formal uniform and can be worn with the sports uniform.
- Non-compulsory Bucket Hat — A reversible, navy bucket-hat with a white embroidered Prince of Peace logo on it will be introduced to be worn with the sports uniform only. The inside of the hat will be either red, yellow, green or royal blue and will include the name of the associated house. This will enable students to turn their hat inside out on athletics day, during house games etc. This item is not compulsory. It cannot be worn with the formal uniform.
Hats for Years 10-12
- Compulsory Formal Hat (current hat) — This hat will not change.
- Compulsory Sports Hat — Students can choose to wear the navy broad-brimmed hat they currently have, or purchase either a bucket hat or the new navy broad-brimmed hat with logo. The current navy broad-brimmed hats without logos can be worn until December 2020.
All hats will be available in January 2019. Bucket hat picture is indicative only, ours will include a logo.
PoP Into Spring Market update
The last day for donations up at the Manse Garage is SATURDAY 6 OCTOBER! (End of the school holidays)
No donations can be accepted after this time. Please respect the timeline as organising donated goods is a massive task. Electrical goods are still being donated. These cannot be sold for safety reasons. Please DO NOT give electrical items. Batteries must be removed from toys and other items like clocks. Items with leaking batteries are dangerous and cannot be sold. Also NO underwear, magazines, opened cosmetics / personal products, or furniture.
Thank you for your generosity PoP Community!
Helpers needed in the Food Court on Market Day – please volunteer your time for a couple of hours to help raise money for dedicated projects around the College!
Maggie Mander and Annette Jacobs
OSHC September Holidays
When: 24 September 2018 to 5 October 2018