Newsletter (1 August 2018)
Parents Wanted - Weigall Canteen - House Days
The next two Saturdays 11 and 18 August, are ‘House and Tutor Group Days’ at Weigall. For new parents, this is where our boys show their support for the senior Rugby and Football teams. If you are not Football, Rugby or Tennis families, you may not have enjoyed the magic of Weigall on a winter Saturday, bristling with brisk competition and camaraderie. It is a fantastic opportunity for all the family to join their son(s) and enjoy the Grammar spirit. It is also a great time to spend an hour in the warmth of the Canteen or on the barbecue, working with other parents and serving our boys and visitors.
We would love your support in the Canteen. Come in and help out for as long or short a time as you have available or bring some baking along to sell in the canteen (it doesn’t have to be home baked).
The SGSWA run the canteen at Weigall and if you can spare the time, please add your name to the volunteer rosters below:
Dress for Success
We were proud to present a cheque in the amount of $1900 (fundraised at the Literary Lunch) to our charity of choice, Dress for Success. We were fortunate to have Vicki Hartley, acting CEO, to speak to us about the purpose and goals of the charity at our committee meeting. Thank you to all parents who participated in the fundraising. We are going to place some donation bins on Saturdays House Days at Weigall Canteen on 11 and 18 August calling for any gently worn, work appropriate second hand or new shoes and handbags.
Form VI Leavers’ Dinner – Thursday 20 September
Form VI families please save the date for this year’s Leavers’ Dinner, hosted by the Women’s Association, on Thursday 20 September at Cyren Bar-Grill-Seafood, Darling Harbour. Invitations will be sent out shortly.
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
Last term we say farewell to Lauren and Phoebe at the Tuckshop who have taken time off to travel and study. We would like to wish both of them all the best. We welcome Ana and Carolina to the tuckshop.
For the Tuckshop roster please click here
Secondhand textbook sale for Form VI - 14 September
There will be a sale of used Form VI books in the uniform shop 14 September, before school from 7.30am and morning tea breaks.
More details of books will be advertised closer to the time.
If any Form VI boys or old boys have books that are not needed and are suitable for sale they will be able to drop these off prior to the sale day.
Key Dates for Terms III and IV
Thursday 20 September - Form VI Leavers’ Dinner
Thursday 14 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
Black & Gold Social Ski Team
In the last week of the holidays, the boys from the Black & Gold ski team threw their hats in the ring at the Sydney Interschools Snowsports Championships held in Perisher. The competition is open to all schools in the Sydney region and over 350 schools competed in 6 divisions ranging from Kindergarten to Form VI. Our Division 2 team (Henry Pike, Ari Thangaraj, Rupert Tehan and Jack Morton from Form III) placed 6th in both Alpine and Skier Cross. Our Division 3 team (Taj Astill, Will Jones, Remy Sloan and Xavier Vitalis from Forms I and II) placed 6th in moguls, 12th in Alpine and 17th in Skier Cross. Special congratulations to Henry Pike from Form III who moved at a cracking pace, individually placing 9th in both Alpine and Skier Cross and therefore qualifying for the NSW State Interschools Snowsports Championships.
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