Newsletter (12 September 2018)
Form VI Leavers’ Dinner – Thursday 20 September
Form VI families please save the date for this year’s Leavers’ Dinner on Thursday 20 September at Cyren Bar-Grill-Seafood, Darling Harbour. Please RSVP by Monday 10 September by returning the form to Jenny Booth or the School.
Thank you to all who have participated in the survey. To date we have received 269 submissions. We would like to conduct a review of events to better understand your interests and how you might like to engage with other Grammar mothers and carers. The survey will close on Friday 14 September.
Here is a link if you would like to participate please click here.
Thank you to Wendy Searle, Sophie Lin and Sara Jackson in organising the survey.
Embroidery on Black Blazers
Blazers cannot be accepted for colour and half colour embroidery at the end of term 3 as the Grammar Shop will not be open on Wednesday 26 September. Boys should bring their blazers to the Shop in the first, second or third week of term 4. The last day for collection of blazers will be Friday 2 November. Blazers not received by this date will have to wait until the end of the summer sports season for the next embroidery opportunity.
Electronic uniform tags
The Grammar Shop sells electronic tags which can be sewn into uniform items. The tagged item is linked to a mobile by activating a code. A sensor, located at lost property, will detect when a tagged item is there and the owner will receive a text message.
The tags cost $10 for a pack of 2 and $20 for a pack of 5. They are ideal for all uniform items but especially for expensive items such as blazers, tracksuit jackets and jumpers.
The Grammar Shop is open:
Monday 12pm - 2pm
Thursday 12pm - 5pm
Friday 12pm - 5pm
For the Grammar Shop price list and order form click here
For the Grammar Shop roster please click here
For the Tuckshop roster please click here
Second hand Form 6 book sale
When: Wednesday 19th September
From: 7.50am, recess and lunch (if there are still books to sell)
Where: Uniform Shop
What: A few copies of the following books only: Aeneid, Ancient Greece, Ancient Rome, Cambridge Maths 2U yr 12, Cambridge Maths 3U,
Please note that there are very few books available as there are new editions required for all of the Science subjects, Economics, Geography, Modern History, PDPHE and some Maths.
We will also gladly accept any books you may want to sell.
Form IV Mothers' drinks
Please join us for informal drinks and an optional light dinner:
Date: Thursday 13th September
Time: 6.30pm onwards
Place: Stanleys, 78 Stanley St, Darlinghurst
Contacts: Jane Price email@example.com or Kara Gabbett firstname.lastname@example.org
No need to RSVP, just turn up.
Form VI Lunch
Let’s all get together for lunch post trials and before the HSC. A table has been booked and the details are below:
Date: Friday 14th September
Venue: The Terrace Rooftop at Woollahra Hotel
Time: 1pm onward
Contact Wendy Searle at email@example.com if you can make it so we can give the venue a rough idea of numbers and it doesn't matter if you change your mind.
Pink, Passion & Purpose dinner – Wednesday 14 November
Our annual PPP evening will be held on Wednesday 14 November from 6.30pm at Weigall Pavilion.
The topic will be a panel discussion on What Does the Future Look Like?
Archibald Prize Artist - Salvatore Zofrea
Those who have visited the Art Gallery of NSW in recent weeks may have recognised a familiar face amongst the gallery of distinguished portraits. A striking portrait of Sally Lancaster, a mother at the School is featured in this year’s Archibald Prize exhibit, entitled ‘Sally Dowling SC’, painted by artist Salvatore Zofrea.
Joining the SGSWA Committee
The SGSWA is one of the School’s associations that provide opportunities for parents and friends to participate in social and other activities that promote and celebrate the School and its community.
Committee members attend two Committee meetings (CM) and one General meeting (GM) each term. The CMs take place on a Friday at Weigall Pavilion from 8.30am. They generally last 1.5-2hrs. (The GMs usually occur before one of the CMs and the AGM is in the evening in November).
Members participate in one or two sub-committees to run an event (new mothers Morning Tea, Form parties, Literary Lunch, PPP Dinner and Secondhand Booksale), attend our major events, and help with one or two (or more!) of the following: Open Days, Form VI Leavers' Dinner, Form I Dinner, volunteer at Weigall on Saturdays or sport days and help with stocktake of the Grammar Shop.
We have one more CM before the AGM - 19 October. Anyone who is interested in learning more, please feel free to join us. The Committee is a great way to meet new friends and contribute to the school community.
The following current incumbent executives are:
President – Sharmila Soorian
Vice-President: Dyan Comino (leaving at the end of the year) \
Treasurer: Carlie Losanno (leaving at the end of the year)
Secretary: Anna Reed-Stephenson
Membership Secretary: Wendy Searle
Key Dates for Terms III and IV
Thursday 20 September - Form VI Leavers’ Dinner
Wednesday14 November – Pink, Passion & Purpose dinner
Wednesday 7 November - AGM
Friday 30 November - receiving used books for Forms IV & VI, sale day for Form IV
Monday 3 December – receiving used books
Tuesday 4 December – receiving used books
Wednesday 5 December - Second-Hand Book Sale
All the above information, calendar, contacts, secondhand instruments for sale and event information are available on the SGSWA website www.sgswa.com.au
Ms S Soorian