We had a terrific start to the new school year with our first meeting of the P & F on Thursday 18th February. We were excited to have some parents return after a break and also have new parents and friends come along.

We were able to cover a lot of ground, particularly in relation to the Term 3 Spring Fair. The 10th of September is the date that has been decided for the fair and we are looking forward to a wonderful family day.

Plans are now in full swing for this special day on the school calendar and we need your help. Leading up to the Spring Fair we would love people to be potting plants for the garden stall, putting aside your trash and treasure for the “White elephant” stall and of course closer to the day, cooking for the cake stall. On the day we will need help manning stalls, and assisting with things such as the car wash, children’s activities and setting up and packing away. Please put September 10, 2016 in your diaries. There will be a note go home shortly, where you can indicate your interest in the day and where you would be prepared to help.

During last week’s meeting we were also updated in regards to recent funding proposals and how we have fared in previous funding applications. The financial re-port highlighted the numerous items that were purchased for the school last year from P & F funds and we discussed other P & F matters.

We also briefly discussed our annual pie drive; a date has not yet been set, but this will as usual be in Term 2. There was also a proposal to hold a lamington drive leading up to the Spring Fair.

There are a number of ways you can be involved in the work of the P & F in the school. You can come along to meetings, held the third Thursday of every month, to help with decision making. You can assist with a hot food day, which takes up about one hour of your time. You can be preparing things for the Spring Fair, helping sort pies for our pie drive or working at the canteen at the athletics carnival. Our next meeting will be Thursday 17th March at 7pm in the school hall.