Newsletter (6 February 2019)
The Women’s Association would like to welcome everyone back to school and extend a special welcome to all the new families.
Save the Dates
Please note the following events for Terms I and II:
Wed 6 March - New mothers’ morning tea Forms I-V 10am (Headmaster’s House, Vialoux Avenue)
Wed 20 March – Athletics Day (Weigall)
Sun 24 March - Form I and II BBQ: 12pm (Weigall)
Sat 6 April - Form Party for Forms III to IV 7pm (Big School)
Fri 3 May - General Meeting 8.30am (Weigall Pavilion)
Sat 4 May – Form Party for Forms I and II 7pm (Big School)
Fri 10 May - Literary Lunch 11.30am (Boatshed)
This will be held on Friday 3 May at 8:30am in the Weigall Pavilion.
New Mothers to Form I-V
The SGSWA will be hosting a welcome morning tea on Wednesday 6 March, 10am at the Headmaster's residence. Invitations have been posted out and should be received shortly. We do hope that you are all available to attend. Another date for the diary is Saturday 27 July, 6.30pm for the Form I Dinner. This is a wonderful evening with parents and Tutors. It is an event not to be missed, so please ensure you have saved the date.
As a Sydney Grammar mother you are welcome to be a member of our Association with a one-off membership fee of $100. The Association is dedicated to supporting and building our school community.
If you have not already provided your contact details, or need to update your details please contact Jenny Booth at firstname.lastname@example.org or complete an online form www.sgswa.com.au/membership. This will enable us to keep you up to date and send you invitations.
The Grammar Shop is open:
Monday 12 - 2pm
Thursday 12 - 5pm
Friday 12 - 5pm
Our well-trained volunteers can fit your son allowing the boys to make their own uniform purchases during lunch times on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays. For your convenience, credit card details may be securely left with the shop manager, Kim Rossleigh.
A current Grammar Shop price list and order form is available by click here
For Grammar Shop roster please click here
Volunteering is a wonderful way to meet other mothers while supporting your son(s) by volunteering. It can be on a regular basis or as little as once a year. If you would like to be included on the volunteer roster for either the Grammar Shop or Canteen for 2018 or wish to find out more, please contact Jenny Booth at email@example.com or on 9332 5858.
Energetic volunteers (mums or dads) interested in volunteering at the Canteen during Saturday winter home games are required. If your son plays tennis, football or rugby and you’re already at Weigall it’s a wonderful opportunity to build new friendships and community spirit. For further details please click here
Thank you to all the volunteers who helped at the Weigall Canteen on House Sports Day (21 November 2018) and for donating the delicious savoury and sweet treats. Thank you to Mary Ann Apte, Karen Kay and Anna Reed-Stephenson for coordinating the day.
The net profit from the House Sports Day ($1000) will be donated to The Cooper Rice-Brading Foundation (CRBF) which aims to provide long-term funding to find a cure for sarcoma, together with a vastly improved cancer journey, providing much needed hope and support for young sarcoma patients and their families. Cooper Rice-Brading was a student at Sydney Grammar School. Cooper's vision was to change the current trajectory for young sarcoma patients. Very early in his treatment for osteosarcoma, he became aware of the disparity that existed between his cancer, and other childhood cancers. He also recognised that sarcoma had the propensity to devastate families financially and emotionally, so the requirement for an improved patient journey, and support of families was paramount to a holistic approach. The Foundation which bears his name, will follow his vision, and SGSWA is proud to raise awareness and to provide funding support.
The Women’s Association would like to acknowledge the wonderful work at the Tuckshop and give personal thanks to Roberto and Victoria Fucci, managers of the School Tuckshop. We look forward to a long and happy association.
For tuckshop roster please click here
Second-Hand Book Sale 2018
A huge thank you to Mary Ann Apte for coordinating the second hand book sale. SGSWA appreciates your help. Thanks to the support of the school community, the 2018 SGS Second Hand Book Sale was well stocked and well supported. We consider it a privilege to facilitate the recycling and reuse of required text books, and at the end of the sale to return over $14,000 to Grammar families.
Unsold books have been placed in storage for potential sale in 2019. Donated books that are no longer current texts were donated to charity.
The book collection sale ran over 5 days and was only possible thanks to the generous and tireless parents who helped receive & sort books, set up and run the book sale, and help pack everything back up!
Thank you to all the following amazing parents (and sincere apologies if anyone has been missed – feel free to let us know so we can acknowledge your contribution): For helping co-ordinate parts of the sale day and set up: Esther Heathcote, Anna Reed-Stephenson, Karen Kay & Jenny Booth.
Dedicated assistance from Tanya Hickey, Fiona Papadatos, Judy Nguyen, Su Tsung, Ngan Lee, Ingrid Hayes, Feng Jin, Michelle Flemming, Karen Theodore, Tanya Hickey, Hayley Daniel, Sarah Bartlett, Liz Brennan, Karen Nguyen, Shirley Wu, Kris Jones, Andrew Vitalis, Tori Hyde, Lorna Saxbee, Tania Nguyen, Emma Grundy, Karuna Maharaj, Bonny Puszka, Anna Drew, Sally-Ann Crocker, Harini Reddy, Sub Apte, Penny Burton, Jane Brener, Kaylene Kritharides, Shirley Wu and Suzy Berry.
Help Wanted - Form parties and BBQ
If you are interested in helping out with the Form parties and BBQ, we would love to hear from you. We are especially looking for talented decorators, people with a passion for party music, volunteers for the sausage sizzle or if you would like to be a party convenor.
Sun 24 March - Form I and II BBQ 12pm (Weigall)
Sat 6 April - Form Party for Forms III to VI 7pm (Big School)
Sat 4 May - Form Party for Forms I and II 7pm (Big School)
Please email Jenny Booth at firstname.lastname@example.org with your details and best contact number and the year(s) your son(s) are in.
All the above information, calendar, contacts and event information is available on the SGSWA website www.sgswa.com.au
On behalf of the SGSWA, I would like to wish you all a happy and productive 2019.
Ms S Soorian