Newsletter (21 November 2018)
SGSWA’s AGM was held on Wednesday 7 November. I am pleased to announce the new executive for 2019. Please join me in congratulating the following office bearers.
President: Sharmila Soorian
Vice-President: Mary Ann Apte
Treasurer: Christine Park
Secretary: Anna Reed-Stephenson
Membership Secretary: Wendy Searle
I would also like to thank Carlie Losanno (past President & Treasurer), Dyan Comino (past President & Vice President), Gillian Fox (past Secretary) and Vjera Arnall (past member) who are all stepping down as this is their final year at the School. Thank you for your contribution to the Women’s Association. We wish you all the best in the future.
Pink, Passion and Purpose (PPP) Dinner – Wednesday 14 November
The PPP dinner was a success and it was so lovely to see all the mothers present. We were fortunate to hear three speakers, experts in their field sharing their insights on the future. We would like to thank Tina Milson (Photographer & Rural Artist), Susanne Gervay AOM (Award-winning author & children’s advocate) and Petra Andren (CEO Cicada Innovations) for attending and speaking at the event. We would also like to thank Wendy Searle for hosting the evening and to Gillian Fox and Dominique Hart for organizing set-up, catering & drinks for the event. For photos click here
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
Secondhand textbook sale – RECYCLE YOUR OLD BOOKS and BUY YOUR BOOKS FOR 2019
Bring in this years books (or older) and if they are a required texts for 2019 and are in good condition, the SGSWA will have them to sell at the book sale on your behalf. If the book sells, you will receive a portion of the proceeds.
23 November – for students who will be on camp/school activities during main book sale (details below)
5 December - all other students (details below)
BOOK DROP OFF before school (from 7.45am) & recess – Edmund Barton Room. Forms I to V
Friday 30 Nov - drop off
Monday 3 Dec – drop off
Tuesday 4 Dec – drop off
Wednesday 5 Dec 7.30am til 12pm
Where: Edmund Barton Room
CADET / Form IV CAMP STUDENTS:
Wednesday 23 Nov - Cadets going on camp and Form 4 students going on camp ONLY
Where: AMT FOYER
Drop off: before school (from 7.45) & recess
Selling forms will need to be completed on the day including bank details for reimbursement of money from sold books.
Purchase: lunch time (there will be limited books depending on what is bought in)
Please note that there have been changes to the resource requirements for some subjects in 2019 and some of the current books for these subjects are no long prescribed texts. .
The SGSWA arranges for unsold non-curriculum books to be donated SOHO, a charity that provides education resources to overseas schools. We will accept non current books as donations.
Used (good condition) books are sold at 55% of the new book purchase price. 25% of proceeds are retained by the SGSWA. If the total book sales for an individual is less than $10, it is not remitted to the seller. NB: USED Workbooks will not be accepted.
Form VI textbooks
Form VI boys wishing to sell their old text books should bring them to Jenny Booth in the Sports Office at the end of their HSC exams. Please ensure you provide a contact name, tutor name, phone number and bank details: BSB and Account Number for proceeds to be credited to when they are sold. NB. only books current for 2019 will be placed in the book sale. Non current books will be placed on the $5 table with proceeds going to the SGSWA and those not sold are donated to SOHO.
Form III, IV and V boys going on Cadet Promotions course and Form IV camp can drop off their old textbooks they wish to sell from 8am and at recess. They will need to complete forms available on the day with their bank details, BSB and Account number so payment can be made when books are sold. At lunch time they can purchase books for the following year. Eftpos and cash accepted.
Parent help needed to help with the booksale
Volunteers: We are looking for parents to help with the book sale. If you would like to volunteer to assist with the book sale, email Jenny Booth at firstname.lastname@example.org with your preferred day(s) and contact details OR put your name on the attached list.
Thank you in advance.
Volunteers: If you would like to volunteer to assist with the book sale, please email Jenny Booth at email@example.com with your preferred day(s) and contact details.
Key Dates for Term IV
23 November – for students who will be on camp/school activities during main book sale
BOOKS DROP OFF before school (from 7.45am) & recess, Edmund Barton Room. Forms I to V
Friday 30 November - drop off used books
Monday 3 December – drop off used books
Tuesday 4 December – drop off 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
The SGSWA wishes you happy holidays and all the best for 2019.
Ms S Soorian