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Student Achievements

17 May 2018

Congratulations to Ava Knihinicki who recently traveled to Roma for a Junior Development Series Tennis Tournament.

Ava competed in under 13’s going though undefeated to win.

Ava and her doubles partner Billy came runner up. 

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Congratulations to Charlotte, Gabrielle and Isabelle Voll

On Saturday and Sunday, 5th and 6th of May, all three Voll girls, Charlotte (Yr 7), Gabrielle (Yr 5) and Isabelle (Prep) attended the Redlands Modern Country Music Festival, held at the Redlands Music Club in Brisbane. Singers from Central Qld, SE Qld, and Far SW Qld, attended the weekend to compete for Best Performing Juvenile (12 yrs and Under), Junior (13-17yrs) and Senior (18yrs+)

All three girls competed in the Juvenile Age Group (12 years and Under)...which meant they were singing/competing against one another! They are extremely good sports, and support each other wonderfully!

As a result of their hardwork and good practise, the girls received the following Awards at the Festival:

Charlotte (Yr 7 McCormack 2)

1st - Juv. Country Rock (Rock this Country - Shania Twain)

2nd - Juv. Bush Ballad/Song (Outback Club - Lee Kernaghan)

2nd - Juv. Gospel (You Can't Be a Beacon)

Gabrielle (Yr 4 Condamine)

3rd - Open Comedy (Take A Cutting - Norma O'Hara Murphy)

3rd - Juv. Performers Choice (Colours of the Wind - Vanessa Williams)

Isabelle (Prep Koalas)

3rd - Juv. Bush Ballad (True Blue - John Williamson)

Charlotte and Gabrielle

3rd - Juvenile Duet (Morning Town Ride - The Seekers)

Charlotte, Gabrielle & Isabelle (aka "Low Volltage")

3rd - Open Group (Country Roads - John Denver)

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P&F News

17 May 2018

Athletics Carnival BBQ – Friday 1 June 2018

The P&F will be running a BBQ at the carnival for students and parents to enjoy.

Refreshments will be available from 10.30am until 1.30pm.  The following items will be available:

(ORDER VIA FLEXISCHOOLS OR CASH ON THE DAY)

$2.50 Sausage on bread

$1.00 Poppers

$1.00 Hot Milo

$1.00 Water

(CASH ONLY ON THE DAY)

$2.50 Hot chocolate

$2.50 Coffee (for parents and staff)

Please note that ordering via Flexischools (available soon) does not guarantee priority service – it is simply provided as an easy payment option for parents and to assist us with numbers for catering purposes.  Students who have purchased through Flexischools should simply line up at the BBQ tent.  Arrangements for service to our youngest students will be made directly with teachers. 

We are looking for some helpers on the day so if you can spare some time, please indicate your availability on the volunteer roster http://bit.ly/BBQ_Volunteers

Your help is very much appreciated.

All proceeds raised from this event will be used to fund resources for the Sports Department. 

 

P – 6 Disco – Friday 22 June 2018 (see attached flyer)

A P-6 Disco will be held on Friday, 22 June, as per the attached flyer. 

Prep to year 2 – 5.15pm to 5.30pm for the sausage sizzle then 5.30pm to 6.45pm for the disco.

Years 3 to 6 – 6.30pm to 6.45 for the sausage sizzle then 6.45pm to 8.00pm for the disco.

The cost is $5 per child (including sausage sizzle), payable in cash at the door or via Flexischools (available soon).  Drinks, snacks and glow products will also be available for purchase on the night. 

 

Homestyle Bake Pie Drive

Order forms for the ever popular Homestyle Bake Pie Drive will be available soon so keep an eye out in your children’s homelinks folders. 

 

SAVE THE DATE: Kidshotz Photography

After a positive response from families in previous years, Kidshotz Photography will return to Mary MacKillop Catholic College on Sunday, 26 August.  Full details will be provided at a later date.

P & F Meetings

Below is a reminder of meeting dates for 2018. Everyone is welcome!

6 June 2018

4 July 2018

1 August 2018

5 September 2018

7 November 2018

5 December 2018

The P & F Committee can be contacted on HighfieldsP&F@twb.catholic.edu.au   

 

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P&F Report

1 May 2018

Date Claimer - Athletics Carnival BBQ - Friday, 1 June 2018

Save the date for the Athletics Carnival BBQ on Friday, 1 June 2018. We hope you can make it and if you can spare some time to help with the BBQ, that would be most appreciated! A volunteer roster will be posted on the P & F Facebook page and via the newsletter in due course.

Thanks to those who attended the P & F Committee meeting last Wednesday, 2  May. A number of events and initiatives were discussed at this meeting so please watch this space.

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Logo Consultation Survey

20 April 2018

We would like to thank all those Parents, Students, Board Members, P&F Executive and Staff who attended our College Community Focus Group on Thursday evening.

For those who were unable to attend the College Community Focus Group for our Logo Rebrand, you are welcome to take 5 minutes to complete this short survey.

In consultation with the College Leadership Team, 8 key qualities have been identified that define and differentiate the Mary MacKillop Catholic College experience.

Your responses will remain anonymous, so please take the time to respond openly and honestly, and provide any further comments you feel are relevant. Please take 5 minutes to complete this survey.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Logo_Consultation

This survey closes at 5pm on Monday, 30 April 2018.

The College is still in the early stages of this process, and it is important to us that we share this journey with you.  Following your feedback from this survey, in consultation with the Leadership Team and College Board, DMS Creative will provide us with visual representations of what our brand stands for as we grow towards a P-12 College.

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P&F Update

20 April 2018

We are pleased to let you know that the new playground has been installed and is already going though some rigorous testing by the children! 

At a cost of $25,000, this purchase has been funded from P & F fundraising events including the Crave Food Festival, pie and mango drive, kidzshot Photography and discos etc. Thanks for all your support and generous contributions over the past year to help make this possible.

This is just the start of plans for enhancing the children’s play area so it’s great to see the new equipment is already popular with the kids.

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National Road Safety Week

20 April 2018

The College will participate in the National Walk Safely to School Day on Friday, 18 May.

The following information has been provided by the Department of Transport and Main Roads

Monday the 30 April to Friday the 6 May 2018 is National Road Safety Week and we wish to raise the profile of people who work on our roads.

 

About School Crossing Supervisors - general

School Crossing Supervisors play a vital role in keeping our children safe. They improve the safety of travel to and from school for students in the city as well as regional and remote areas, whether they walk, cycle or travel by bus or car.

In hot, cold or wet weather, the supervisors are there, ensuring children are kept out of harm’s way.

“Supervised crossings are an important part of Transport and Main Roads’ road safety program. I cannot stress enough the importance of a school crossing supervisor’s role,” {TMR Road Safety Manager, insert Road Safety Manager’s Name} said.

“School crossing supervisors are the unsung heroes of school road safety. They play a vital role in helping thousands of students get to and from school safely each day.”

This week is Yellow Ribbon Road Safety Week when we say thank you to those who assist us on the roads and help us stay safe. Please take time to acknowledge those that keep our school community safe.

 

Appreciation of years of service

For the past 34 years, School students have had a safe start and end to their school day thanks to the dedication of school crossing supervisors.

Transport and Main Roads Road Safety Managers across the state have said School Crossing Supervisors had provided invaluable service to the school over the past 34 years and had become an important part of the local school community.

“The 34 years of service, Crossing Supervisors have given to our community, epitomises the dedication and commitment of supervisors across the state.”

 “Since 1984 there have been no deaths or serious injuries requiring hospitalisations on supervised crossings. It is estimated that over 150,000 students use supervised crossings each day. Not only do they help children cross streets safely, they also educate students on how to use a supervised crossing.”

This week is Yellow Ribbon Road Safety Week when we say thank you to those who assist us on the roads and help us stay safe. Please take time to acknowledge those that keep our school community safe.

 

 

All about School Crossings

  • School Crossing Supervisors assist children to safely cross roads
  • They carry out duties within the parameters of workplace health and safety requirements
  • A children's crossing is recognisable by the children's crossing flags on either side of the road.
  • At a supervised pedestrian crossing, motorists must stop before the crossing when the supervisor is standing on the kerb or traffic island with a stop sign held to face the traffic.
  • Motorists must not move off until all pedestrians and the school crossing supervisor are safely on the footpath or traffic island.
  • If a vehicle has stopped to give way to pedestrians at a crossing, do not overtake the vehicle while it is stationary.
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Youth Group

20 April 2018

Games & Social Night

Friday 20 April

6-8pm @ The Highfields Hub

$5 per family, Yrs 7-12 (High school age)

 

See you there for another great evening!

 

Find us on Facebook

www.facebook.com/groups/1747024862209990/

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Have your say on Cyber Bullying

20 April 2018

Many parents and teachers are concerned about cyberbullying. It is a serious problem that can hurt young people, families and school communities. Cyberbullying is also a complex problem that is often invisible to parents and teachers.

In February the Premier appointed a group of Queenslanders who are passionate about stopping cyberbullying of young people. The Queensland Anti-Cyberbullying Taskforce is chaired by well-known author and commentator, Madonna King, and includes members with knowledge and expertise in education, youth health and wellbeing, law, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, disability and families.

The Taskforce needs your help to develop a framework for Queensland to help reduce cyberbullying of young people. They want to hear from parents, carers, students, teachers and other experts in schools. In particular, the Taskforce wants to hear about your ideas to:

  • prevent or reduce cyberbullying 
  • support people affected by cyberbullying of young people.

How to have your say

Email the Taskforce at antibullyingtaskforce@premiers.qld.gov.au

Upload your ideas as a submission on the Taskforce website

https://qld.gov.au/cyberbullyingtaskforce

Come to a public forum in 12 Queensland locations including Brisbane, Cairns, Rockhampton and Charleville. For information about forums visit https://qld.gov.au/cyberbullyingtaskforce

TOOWOOMBA PUBLIC FORUM - Wednesday, 16 May 2018.

Everyone can be part of the stand against cyberbullying. Ms King and the Taskforce members look forward to hearing from you.

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Parish Trivia Night

20 April 2018

Join us for a night of Trivia in the MacKillop Centre at Mary MacKillop Catholic College in Highfields

SATURDAY 26 MAY 2018
doors open @ 6:30pm
trivia starts @ 7pm

$15 per player 
payment on the night
(includes pizza and a snack platter) 
BYO snacks if you like!

Drinks available for purchase

Theme your team with your favourite superhero, don your capes & prepare to conquer!

Teams of 10
Gather 10 superhero friends together and book a table.

Go Solo
Be a solo superhero and nominate yourself to be added to a table.

For all nominations:
Contact Tony Hynes on 0419 710 212 or email hynes01@bigpond.com by 25 May.

Raffles & Prizes
Don’t forget to bring some cash for the bar, raffles and games!

Child Minding 
Available for $5 per child. Please advise at time of booking

*This event is a community event and open to the public, so invite your friends, neighbours and relatives to make a team and enjoy a night of fun!

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Parish Trivia Night

21 March 2018

Save the Date for our annual parish Trivia Night on Saturday, 26 May.

More information coming in Term 2.

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Student Achievers

21 March 2018

Many of our students have busy schedules outside of life at Mary MacKillop Catholic College.  This week we would like to make a special mention to the following students:

Year 7 student, Anastasia Topalov recently competed in the Glennie Interschool Showjumping Competition and placed 3rd overall in the 80cm class

Year 4 student, Lachlan Parker recently competed at the Darling Downs Swimming Carnival in Gatton, placing 1st in 3 out of 4 of his events.

Well done to both of these students on your outstanding achievements.

The College loves to celebrate student successes - send your story and accompanying images to highfields@twb.catholic.edu.au 

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Children's Rosary Group

21 March 2018

Please see the attached flyer for more information.

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Whole College Open Day

9 March 2018

Visit us at Mary MacKillop Catholic College on Sunday, 25 March, for our first whole College Open Day and see how we are growing with the community. 

Activities will be on offer across the junior and senior schools, highlighting the opportunities available to our students as we grow towards a P-12 College by 2020. 

Join us for morning tea and lunch, and be entertained by our talented music and dance students. 

Visit our website to register for this event!

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Baton Bearers for the Commonwealth Games

9 March 2018

Gretel Worner is only in Year 9 at Mary MacKillop, but she has already earned the incredible opportunity of carrying the Commonwealth Games Queen’s Baton.

Gretel will carry the baton alongside Assistant Principal Ministry and Mission, Mr Steven Moyle, for 200 metres through Toowoomba on 28 March.

“It’s a once in a life time opportunity – but I’m a little nervous,” Gretel said. She was nominated by Sports Coordinator, Mrs Kate McWha, for being a keen athlete in all that she pursues and an outstanding academic student.

Click here to read the full story.

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Join our College Team in the GOLD COAST MARATHON 2018

25 January 2018

GOLD COAST MARATHON 2018 

Saturday 30th June and Sunday 1nd July  (1/2 & Marathon)

Parent organiser Charmaine Schmaling has registered the Mary Mackillop Catholic College team in the 2018 Gold Coast Marathon (this is the 40th edition of the Marathon).

Entries are now open via the website www.goldcoastmarathon.com.au

Password: Celebrate

Early Bird entries close Sunday 29  April 2018.

 

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MARY MAC MOVERS COMMUNITY RUNNING CLUB

25 January 2018

Meet every Tuesday outside the MacKillop Centre - free Fun Run/Walk

ALL ARE WELCOME

Choice of 1,2 or 3 laps of 1.67km (5km)

For more information, contact Mr Steve Moyle.

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Hike for Homeless

22 November 2017

A huge thank you to Mary of the Southern Cross Parish and Mary MacKillop Catholic College staff, students and parents who supported our Hike for Homeless team on Saturday. We had a team of 18 hikers who walked either 5km, 10km or 20km.

There were a few sore muscles on Sunday, but smiles all around.  We raised $1205 for Base Services to continue their work in supporting the ever growing number of people experiencing homelessness in Toowoomba.

Thank you everyone. We hope to field an even bigger team next year.

Justine Worner

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Lost Property

22 November 2017

LOST AND FOUND PROPERTY

If your child has lost an item, please check the lost property bins located under Uluru and the MacKillop Centre, alternatively check with the College Administration office or your child's classroom teacher.  

Lost or found items will be posted to the College App.  Uniforms which are not claimed by the end of Term 4 may be repurposed. 

Lost

No reported items lost.

Found

  • 1 x Eye Glasses (purple, Vogue brand)
  • 1 x Gold sandal (Children's size 11)
  • 1 x Pandora look silver ring with pink stone
  • 1 x Floral bead bracelet
  • 1 x Kiwi bird plush toy
  • 1 x White satin square blank
  • 1 x College jumper - Size 16
  • 2 x College jackets – 12 & S
  • Hats – Girls x 1 and Boys x 2
  • 1 x small silver signet ring
  • 1 x Gold sparkly bracelet
  • 1 x Blue digital sports watch
  • Various lunch boxes, locks, keys and earphones
  • Lots of bits a pieces

If the item has made its way back to the owner, please let us know so we can remove it from the list.  

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28 Ways to spend time as a family over the holidays

22 November 2017

Family Time

We all know how important family time is.  But it can be hard when work, extra-curricular activities, and life gets in the way.

Here are some fun and innovative ways to grab some family time over the school holidays:

  1. Tie-dye an item of clothing
  2. Play a game of “20 Questions” (one person thinks of a person/place in time, the other person is allowed 20 questions to try to guess)
  3. Play Frisbee golf (using a Frisbee and a tree in your backyard as the ‘target’)
  4. Cut up fruit to make ‘stamps’ for card making
  5. Start a nature scrapbook to tape interesting leaves and feathers
  6. Plan a backyard movie night
  7. Let your children choose dinner and encourage them to help you make it
  8. Play a game of cards – teach them your favourite game from childhood!
  9. Make a time capsule
  10. Plant something (tomatoes are usually a winner)
  11. Go camping (the backyard counts!)
  12. Take up a new hobby with your child
  13. Create a dress-up box from unwanted clothes
  14. Have your kids teach you how they play handball (you’d be surprised at the rule changes!)
  15. Go for a picnic
  16. Wash the car together
  17. Do some sidewalk chalk art
  18. Create a backyard obstacle course using objects such as hula hoops and skipping ropes, and host your own family Ninja Warriors Event!
  19. Learn about a different culture and plan a meal out to try the authentic cuisine
  20. Check out a local sporting event and cheer for your team
  21. Draw family portraits of each other
  22. Have a board game night – everyone can choose one board game to play
  23. Engage in physical activity together, such as a walk around the neighbourhood, or a bike ride to the park
  24. Go stargazing in the yard
  25. Make a 2018 family calendar using your favourite photos
  26. Have a nature scavenger hunt
  27. Play in the sprinklers
  28. Build a Lego set

Remember, you don’t need to spend money to connect and have fun.  Children and young people crave quality time with their parents, which helps them to feel important and loved.

I hope you have a restful and relaxing break, and look forward to seeing you all in the New Year!

Amanda Roll
College Counsellor
amanda.roll@twb.catholic.edu.au
Ph: 4698 7777

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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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