PTA Newsletter

Thursday 22nd November 2018

Speed Stacks - NOW ON SALE

Back by popular demand, Speed Stacks are now on sale again in the PTA office. We have a variety of colours and options to buy the cups only, or as a set which includes a mat, timer and bag. Prices start start from $150.

New home readers - from the PTA!

The PTA has donated over $40,000 to buy new Home Readers. All year bands, as well as the IN department, are now the happy owners of sparkling new reading books for all the children to enjoy.

Thank you to everyone who supports the PTA. We are looking forward to sending you more photos of the updates to the East Wing Garden as well as other PTA projects!

Christmas Card Competition - deadline tomorrow!

This year we will be holding a Christmas card design competition. Two designs will be chosen from each year band, and the winning 12 designs will be printed and available for purchase in mixed packs of 12 from the PTA office. The best 3 designs will be sent to ESF to represent Kennedy School and a chosen design will be used on this years ESF Christmas card!

Please encourage your budding artists to start thinking about their christmassy creations. DEADLINE: 23rd November. *Please hand your designs to your CLASS TEACHER

Winter Wonderland - Christmas Carols

Winter Wonderland - Monday 10th December 6.30-7.30pm

We would like to invite you to join the Kennedy School Junior and Senior Choirs at our Winter Wonderland Sing-along! It is a lovely chance to get into the Christmas spirit. Tickets are limited so please pop into the PTA and get them whilst they are available!

EVERY adult must have a ticket and the $100 includes a glass of Mr Tremmel's famous Mulled Wine and a homemade Ginger Biscuit.

Christmas Hampers

Everyone's ticket on the night will go into the lucky draw for a chance to win one of our Christmas Hampers. We would like to ask each student to bring in ONE item to fill the hampers. Below are the themes for each year band. Items will be collected in both the PTA office and in classrooms. Deadline Wednesday 5th December please. Thank you!

Year 1 - BAKING

Muffin tins / Cookie Mix / Cookie Cutters / Sprinkles or Chocolate Chips / Cookbooks / Whisks / Aprons / Baking Trays / Spatulas / Measuring Jugs and Cups


Baubles for the tress / Candy Canes / Star or Angel for the top of the tree / Chutneys / Ginger Biscuits / Shortbread / Mulled Wine packets / Mince Pies / Christmas cake


Shower Gels / Candles / Soaps / Nail Polish / Massage Oils / Bubble Bath / Shampoo and Conditioners / Hairbrushes / Body Lotions / Gift certificates for Foot Spas / Perfumes and After Shaves

Year 4 - SPORTS

Water Bottles / Tennis Balls / Footballs / Rugby Balls / Sports Towels / Current sports magazines / Hats / Mouth Guards / Wrist or Hair Bands / Sports Socks (child or adult) / Swimming Accessories (such as goggles) / Skipping Ropes / Yoga Mats / Golf accessories / Exercise Balls


Games - Such as Playing Cards, UNO, Board Games, Top Trumps etc

Popcorn and snacks for Movie Nights.


Wine / Liqueurs / Truffles / Olives / Specialty Coffee and Tea / Boxes of Chocolates / Bottle Openers / Dipping Oils / Chocolate Covered Fruits

VERY IMPORTANT reminder for bus users

In order to avoid constant and unnecessary afternoon bus delays, please be reminded to let me know if your child will not be taking their regular bus home after school. This is most important if your child is in school during the day, but will leave early for any reason - a doctors appointment, a family engagement, or you may decide to take them home with you if you have been in school for an exhibition or event. You may also have organised for them to be collected by another adult for a play date, to wait in the playground for a sibling, or take them straight to an activity outside of school.

What ever the reason, if they will not be taking their regular bus home on that day, it is essential to let me know via email or phone before 2.30pm.

Term 2 Bus Fees NOW DUE

Term 2 Fees are now due - please return the payment slip and your cheque to the PTA office no later than Friday 30th November.

Please email me if you have lost your form, or didn't receive it.

Contact us

Mrs. Rebecca Priest
PTA Office Manager

Mrs. Vicki Rummun

PTA Events & Fundraising

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