PTF Report for end of semester 1 2016
We have had a busy few weeks with lots going on to get involved in. A main focus for the PTF this year is improving how we communicate with all parents, teachers and friends of Sandringham College. We have implemented the use of PTF dedicated emails for the executive committee, set up mailing lists through mail chimp for those parents who have indicated that they wish to hear about PTF events and created a PTF Try Booking system to manage events. If you are not sure if you are on our direct mailing list and would like to be please contact Teresa Savage, email@example.com
A few weeks back we enjoyed one of those warm autumn days with a PTF working bee at the senior campus where it was proved that many hands make light work as we got all of the jobs done on the “list” and a had a great turn out of parents and students to help.
A few weeks later we had a very successful Bunnings sausages sizzle, raising $1800. Thank you especially to Catriona for organising the roster and to everyone who contributed to the day which went very smoothly thanks to the many experienced sizzler’s on the team. It was lovely to see so many of our new parents volunteering to help.
PTF was represented at the College Open evening with lots of parents enquiring about how parents can be involved at Sandringham. Some parents expressed surprise that there was an option to remain involved at a high school level.
In June the PTF provided morning tea to the staff at the 7-10 campus by way of saying “thank you” to the staff who care for our young people. Winsome set up the cakes that were provided by parents and it was a “lovely spread” – a small gesture but always gratefully received and appreciated by the staff.
PTF Friends of music provided refreshments at the 7-10 Music Soiree which was a great evening with a record number of students performing. The evening show cased some incredible talent – thanks to Avril and Paul for their hard work in providing and setting up the catering.
PTF second hand uniform shop has started to receive some of the new uniform so if you are in need of uniform please come along to the uniform shop on the first Thursday of each month at the 7-10 Campus.
PTF Gardening Club has been launched this term with great success by Kylie. Parents and friends have donated tools and funds to purchase supplies, Bayside Nursery has donated some native plants and funding has been secured through a local grant to develop composting and collection of waste in the grounds at both campuses.
PTF Performing arts parents and friends helped out at last week’s Winter Dance through making and providing costumes. Thank you to all who helped.
Crafty PTF parents helped to grout in the new mosaic on the Ceramics room wall facing the carpark this month.
We look forward to meeting you at our upcoming events:
PTF Fundraiser – Night at the movies
Who you going to call? at Dendy Palace Theatre on Friday 15 July Ghostbusters Movie Night
PTF Gardening Club
The next gardening club is at 12.30pm on Wednesday 22nd of June, meet at the reception of the 7-10 Campus.
PTF Performing Arts
Request for parents and friends to help with making costumes and set building at the beginning of term 3. There is always plenty to do, if you would like to help please contact Catherine firstname.lastname@example.org
PTF Friends of music
Seeking friends and parents to help with a music event later in the year.
PTF Second Hand Uniform
Looking for extra hands in the second hand uniform shop
Please contact Catherine email@example.com
All parents are welcome at the PTF meetings. Please feel free to come to hear what goes on and have your say, it’s a chance to express concerns and to celebrate successes or come along to volunteer with some of our events.
Upcoming PTF Meetings at 7pm are:
Wed 13th July at the Library, 7-10 Campus
Wed 10th August at Senior Campus conference room
For more information on how to find out more about any of these groups and their actives please contact Catherine firstname.lastname@example.org
Catherine Kirby, PTF President