2018 has been a great year for the P & F, with a number of activities, bringing in funds for the school, while simultaneously raising the profile of the school within the local community. Of course the most significant event was the biennial Spring Fair, which was again a great success. Not only did we undertake a World Record attempt, we raised around $13,000 and we were fortunate enough to be able to attract a number of visitors to the school, many of whom had never been here before. Planning is already underway for our 2020 Fair!

Earlier in the year we held a five cent challenge which was enjoyed by the primary school students in particular. The P & F also ran the canteen at the annual athletics carnival, proving a popular attraction to students, parents and staff alike. Our first ever cookbook Dish It Up, was released just in time for the Spring Fair. It features beautiful photos of children, artwork and of course wonderful recipes. Student’s self portraits were also printed onto tea towels. Both the cookbook and tea towels are for sale and would make wonderful Christmas presents, they are available at the school office and also Parkes Stationery.

Funds raised by the P & F this year have begun to be allocated. A pie warmer has been purchased for use on hot food days. $2000 dollars has been given for the purchase of sporting supplies, including athletic equipment, such as discuses and javelins. Money has also been earmarked for the construction of a long jump pit. It is hoped our students will enjoy practicing with this new equipment before our athletics carnival and in preparation for other carnivals. New seating and shade is also being looked into.

2019 is shaping up to be another great year, with a trivia night and bush dance among the events in the pipe-line. The P & F could not operate without volunteers and we are very grateful that 2018 has seen a significant increase in volunteers. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who have helped out in any way this year.

Our 2019 meetings will continue to be held on the third Thursday of every month at 7pm at the school, it is open to all parents and friends of the school. We’d love to see you there!

Thanks, Mrs Jacquelyn Greenland