P&F News

10 November 2017

P&F News – 10 November 2017

Crave Food Festival – Saturday, 11 November

A special Crave Food Festival has been planned for this Saturday, 11th November.  Being Remembrance Day, we are delighted to welcome a display of WWII vehicles (including, weather permitting, a Sherman Tank!) along with an array of WWI uniforms.  This display is made possible by the support of Southern Cross Militaria. 

The usual Crave favourites will also be there including an array of food vendors, Crave hot chips, bar, live entertainment and the outdoor cinema.

Please support this event by coming along with your friends and family.  On this occasion, we are also seeking assistance from parents and friends to ensure the smooth running of the event.  If you can spare as little as one hour of your time either today (Friday), tomorrow (set up in the morning as well as the actual event) or Sunday (pack up), please add your name to the volunteer roster at https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/4090c4fa4a62ca6f94-11th

Twilight Summer Concert and Christmas Carols

The P&F is proud to support the students performing in the Twilight Summer Concert and Christmas Carols by offering dinner, drinks and snacks to families.

Main meal options including slow cooked pork belly with rice and salad ($10; GF), Thai lemongrass chicken with rice and salad ($10; GF), quiche and salad ($6; vegetarian) and hot chips ($4) will be available.  In addition, the bar will be open along with the popcorn and snacks bar.  Cash only on the night please.

Again, this event cannot be run efficiently without the assistance of parents and friends.  Food service will be conducted from 5pm and will conclude when the concert commences at 6pm.  Drinks and snacks will be available throughout the concert from within the MacKillop Centre.  With this in mind, if you will be attending the concert with your family, please consider adding your name to the volunteer roster (http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090c4fa4a62ca6f94-twilight1).  The night has been structured to ensure that even if you have put your name down, you will not miss your child’s performance.  Thank you in anticipation.

Wet n Wild Family Fun Day – NEW DATE: Saturday, 18 November

Tickets for the Wet n Wild Family Fun Day must be booked through Flexischools by 4pm, Monday 13th November. 

Please see the attached flyer for further details. 

This event is open to family and friends of the School so please feel free to invite them along (however, all bookings must be made via a Mary MacKillop parent on Flexischools). 

 

P-6 Disco

Around 250 students (and some eager 2018 Preppies) attended the P-6 Disco last Friday, 3rd November.  Feedback from children and parents alike has been positive and we thank the parent helpers and teaching staff who attended to ensure the success of the event. 

Whilst events such as this are held primarily for the enjoyment of our children, we are pleased to advise that the night also raised around $2,000 which will be put towards further improvements to the Year 3-6 playground. 

 

Year 3 – 6 Playground

The P&F Committee are delighted to confirm that the first piece of equipment has been ordered for the redevelopment of the Year 3 to 6 play space.  Cellula Design CE008 by Kaebel Leisure Pty Ltd (pictured below) was the clear winner of the parent Facebook poll and we look forward to its arrival in readiness for the 2018 school year.

At a cost of $23,589.91, this purchase would not be possible without the significant contribution from parents who have supported P&F fundraising endeavours throughout the year including Crave Food Festival, pie and mango drives, Kidzshot Photography, discos etc.  THANK YOU! 

 

SAVE THE DATE - Crave Christmas Festival – Sponsorship Opportunities Available

A spectacular Crave Christmas Festival will be held on Saturday, 16 December.  Please mark the date in your calendar. 

As the Highfields Block Party will not be held this year, the P&F Committee (after being approached by members of the Community to do so) are planning an exciting line up of events and activities for the December Crave.  Ultimately, in addition to being a community event to foster family, friendship and fun, Crave is a fundraising opportunity for the P&F with all proceeds being applied to a major projects fund – currently the redevelopment and enhancement of the Year 3-6 playground. 

Creating a wonderful event for the whole community to enjoy does not come without significant initial outlay.  However, it also brings with it the opportunity to promote our wonderful school and supporting businesses to the broader community. 

The following items have been identified as necessary to create a truly special event and we invite interested families to contact the P&F to discuss sponsorship opportunities. 

  • Children’s activities (eg. Jumping castles, jumbo board games) - $1,500
  • Jumbo slide - $990 
  • Security Guards x 4 - $600
  • Advertising (flyers printed and letterbox drops) - $500
  • Clean-up of grounds - $500
  • Lights (flood lights x 4) - $400
  • Outdoor Cinema - $350
  • Skip Bin - $350
  • Live Entertainment - $200
  • Advertising (newspaper) - $200
  • Cold storage hire - $200

All sponsors will be able to have signs/advertising at the Crave Christmas Festival and will also have the opportunity for their logo to be included on any promotional flyers printed.   Finally, acknowledgement of sponsors will be promoted via the Crave Food Festival Facebook page leading up to the event. 

For further information please email the P&F at Highfields.PandF@twb.catholic.edu.au or phone Emma Ehrlich on 0404 200 832. Businesses outside the School will be approached regarding sponsorship opportunities after Friday, 17th November so please act quickly to secure your involvement. 

Please note that due to existing sponsorship arrangements, we are not in a position to accept sponsorship from any real estate agents. 

Healing Hands

The P&F continues to support school families in their time of need in various ways. 

Thanks must be given to Brumby’s Bakery (Highfields) and Bannock Brae Meats who continue to regularly donate bread and meat products for use in our care packages.  Please return this gesture by supporting these local businesses when you can. 

Thanks also to the parents who provided ingredients and assisted with the recent cook up.  Our freezers are looking much healthier.  The supply of baked goods (for lunch box treats) is still quite low so if can spare some time to whip up a batch of biscuits or muffins or throw together a slice, that would be greatly appreciated.  Containers are available from the Junior School office and the finished product can also be delivered back to the Junior School office.

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P&F Committee Updates

26 October 2017

P&F News – 27 October 2017

P&F Meeting

The next P&F Meeting will be held on Wednesday, 1 November at 7pm in the Junior School Library.  All are welcome.

P- 6 Disco – Friday, 3 November (PARENT HELP NEEDED)

A P-6 Disco will be held on Friday, 3rd November as per the attached flyer. 

This event is being held as a transition disco.  2018 Prep students have been invited to the P-2 disco and current year 2 students are welcome to attend either the P-2 disco and/or the 3-6 disco (at no extra cost for the second disco).  Cost is $5 per child (including sausage sizzle), payable in cash at the door.  Drinks, snacks and glow products will also be available for purchase on the night. 

This event cannot happen without assistance from parents.  Could you please visit the volunteer roster (link https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/4090c4fa4a62ca6f94-disco) and offer as little as one hour of your time on the night?  There is something for everyone from cooking sausages, serving sausages and collecting entrance money to selling drinks, snacks and glow products, supervising dance floor and doors and clean up. 

Thank you in anticipation..

Wet n Wild Family Fun Day – NEW DATE: Saturday, 18 November

Due to inclement weather, the Wet n Wild Family Fun Day was postponed to Saturday, 18 November.  All other details remain unchanged.  

The P&F are offering one day entry tickets to Wet n Wild for $25 per person.  Children 0-2 years and Mary MacKillop Catholic College teachers who present with School ID can enter at no cost.  Various Meal Deals are also available for purchase. 

This event is open to family and friends of the School so please feel free to invite them along (however, all bookings must be made via a Mary MacKillop parent on Flexischools). 

In the circumstances, Flexischool bookings have been extended to 4:00 pm, Monday, 13 November.  Please see the attached flyer for further details. 

 

Crave Food Festival

Thank you to the loyal supporters who braved the wet weather to participate in the last Crave Food Festival held on Saturday, 14 October. 

The undercover set up in Uluru worked particularly well in the circumstances and it was quite a cosy evening with plenty of food and beverage options to warm guests from the inside out. 

The next Crave Food Festival will be held on Saturday, 11 November from 5:30 -8:30 pm with all the usual food vendors, licenced bar and entertainment options (including the outdoor cinema supported by Matthew De Maid of Belle Properties. 

Mark this event in your calendar and be sure to visit the Crave Facebook page to find out how to be in the running to win a $50 voucher to spend at the next Crave!

The P&F will be running the licensed bar, Candy Bar and the popular Crave Chips stall.  If you would like to volunteer your time to assist with the Festival, please contact the P&F via email at Highfields.PandF@twb.catholic.edu.au.  Assistance can be provided with set up prior to the event, helping on a P&F stall sometime between 5:30 pm and 8:30 pm or helping to pack up from 8:30 pm. 

Ongoing thanks to our sponsors who have contributed to the success of these events:-

  • Bond Homes & Constructions
  • Sherriff Electrical
  • New Hope Group
  • Downs Precision Plastering
  • ALE Signs
  • Highfields Newsagent Back to School Store
  • Artistic Cat

 

Mango Fundraiser

Mango orders have now closed.  Families who have placed an order will be contacted in due course to advise of the arrival dates. 

 

Healing Hands

The P&F continues to support school families in their time of need in various ways. 

Thanks must be given to Brumby’s Bakery (Highfields) and Bannock Brae Meats who continue to regularly donate bread and meat products for use in our care packages.  Please return this gesture by supporting these local businesses when you can. 

Thanks also to the parents who provided ingredients and assisted with the recent cook up.  Our freezers are looking much healthier.  The supply of baked goods (for lunch box treats) is still quite low so if can spare some time to whip up a batch of biscuits or muffins or throw together a slice, that would be greatly appreciated.  Containers are available from the Junior School office and the finished product can also be delivered back to the Junior School office.

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Date Change - P&F Wet 'n' Wild Family Fun Day

20 October 2017

Dear Parents,

Due to the recent wet weather and a forecast for more of the same on Saturday, the decision has been made to postpone the P&F Wet n Wild Family Fun Day to Saturday, 18th November.  All other details remain the same.  Tickets are $25 per person (with 0 to 2 years and Mary MacKillop staff presenting with ID able to enter free of charge).  Great value meal deals are also available. 

If you would like to purchase tickets for this new date, bookings can again be made via Flexischools until 4pm, Monday 13th November. 

If you are not registered with Flexischools or have any questions that are not answered by the attached flyer, please feel free to contact us at Highfields.PandF@twb.catholic.edu.au

Kind Regards,

P&F Committee 

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Hike for Homeless - DATE CHANGE

12 October 2017

Join our MMCC Team – 5km, 10km or 20km walk

When: Saturday, 19 October from 6 am. 

Where: Jubilee Park

Why: To raise awareness of homelessness in Toowoomba and much needed funds to ensure the Basement Soup Kitchen is able to continue to provide a lunch time meal, blankets, clothing and essential services to people who are homeless or at high risk of homelessness in Toowoomba.

How: Register to join our team or donate at  

https://www.mycause.com.au/page/159610/mary-mackillop-catholic-college

Training each Saturday 6:00-7:30am, starting 7 October. Meet at the end of Bridge Street at 6:00am.For more information contact Justine Worner at Justine.worner@twb.catholic.edu.au

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P&F News

12 October 2017

Crave Food Festival

The next Crave Food Festival will be held on Saturday, 14th October from 5:30-8:30pm.  Vendors from previous events will be returning well stocked for your culinary pleasure. 

There will be a variety of entertainment throughout the night including dance groups and live music.  The outdoor cinema will again be operating thanks to Matthew De Maid of Belle Properties and there is a $50 dinner voucher up for grabs thanks to Bond Homes & Constructions.  Visit the Crave Facebook page to find out how to be in it to win it!

The P&F will also be running a licensed bar, Candy Bar and the popular Crave Chips stall.  If you would like to volunteer your time to assist with the Festival, please contact the P&F via email at Highfields.PandF@twb.catholic.edu.au.  Assistance can be provided with set up (on the Friday afternoon at 4:30pm and again on Saturday afternoon from 4:30pm), helping on a P&F stall sometime between 5:30pm and 8:30pm or helping to pack up from 8:30pm. 

We look forward to seeing you there!

Wet n Wild Family Fun Day – Saturday, 21st October

The Wet n Wild Family Fun Day will be held on Saturday, 21st October 2017. 

The P&F are excited to be able to offer one day entry tickets to Wet n Wild for $25 per person.  Children 0-2 years and Mary MacKillop Catholic College teachers who present with School ID can enter at no cost.  Various Meal Deals are also available for purchase. 

Please see the attached flyer for further details.  Bookings via Flexischools have now closed, however, if you would still like to attend, please email the P&F on Highfields.PandF@twb.catholic.edu.au.    

 

Mango Fundraiser

Due to popular demand, the Mango Fundraiser is back for the summer of 2017! 

Mangoes can be purchased for $25.00 per tray with an option for delivery between 13th and 17th November and/or 11th and 22nd December.  Exact dates and times will be confirmed closer to delivery. 

Please note that the second delivery in December is subject to minimum orders. 

An order form is attached below for cash payments.  Alternatively, orders can be placed via Flexischools.

Please feel free to ask your family, friends and work mates, as each tray sold is a small step closer to an improved play area for our children, and the mangoes are a bargain! 

Orders are due back to School (or through FlexiSchools) by Monday, 23rd October. 

 

P-6 Disco – Friday, 3rd November

A P-6 Disco will be held on Friday, 3rd November as per the attached flyer. 

This event is being held as a transition disco.  2018 Prep students have been invited to the P-2 disco and current year 2 students are welcome to attend either the P-2 disco and/or the 3-6 disco (at no extra cost).  Cost is $5 per child (including sausage sizzle), payable in cash at the door.  Drinks, snacks and glow products will also be available for purchase on the night. 

 

Woolworths Earn & Learn

Thank you to all the families who supported the Woolworths Earn & Learn initiative.  Stickers have been collated and returned with a total of 618 sheets.  The P&F is looking forward to the opportunity to obtain resources that can enhance the learning opportunities for children across the spectrum of academic capabilities. 

 

Healing Hands

The P&F continues to support school families in their time of need in various ways. 

Thanks must be given to Brumby’s Bakery (Highfields) and Bannock Brae Meats who continue to regularly donate bread and meat products for use in our care packages.  Please return this gesture by supporting these local businesses when you can. 

Thanks also to the parents who provided ingredients and assisted with the recent cook up.  Our freezers are looking much healthier.  The supply of baked goods (for lunch box treats) is still quite low so if can spare some time to whip up a batch of biscuits or muffins or throw together a slice, that would be greatly appreciated.  Containers are available from the Junior School office and the finished product can also be delivered back to the Junior School office.

 

P&F Meeting

The next P&F Meeting will be held on Wednesday, 1st November at 7pm in the Junior School Library.  All are welcome.

 

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Uniform Shop Update

12 October 2017

UNIFORM SHOP

The College Uniform Shop, located next to the senior school tuckshop, is now selling a new range of hair ties, clips and bows in the College colours.  Parent supporter caps are also now available to purchase $15 each.

TERM 4 OPENING TIMES

Mondays 2 pm to 4 pm

Tuesdays 8 am to 10 am and 2 pm to 4 pm

Wednesdays 8 am to 10 am

Any enquiries please email Carolyn via carolyn.maxwell@twb.catholic.edu.au

Phone orders welcome (during opening hours only) on 07 4698 7777

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Community website and Facebook group

30 May 2017

Toowoomba Regional Council has released the draft Highfields Cultural Precinct Master Plan for public consultation. The draft master plan outlines the development of Highfields, as well as the identification, location and provision of new cultural facilities.

College families may be interested in viewing a website and Facebook group which were established to provide further information about the plan and also to provide avenues for people to have their say, such as an online petition. 

Website: www.hooh.com.au

Fb: Hands off Our Highfields. 

Petition: www.trevorwattsmp.com/hooh

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