27 Sep

  • By Demelza Cadwallader
  • In PFA

The Parents and Friends Association has had a very busy Term 3 with two of our most popular events being held.

Carly Ryan Foundation

In Week 3 we welcomed Sonya Ryan from The Carly Ryan Foundation to the Chapel to share her knowledge of Cyber Safety.

The cold, wet and windy night no doubt impacted the number of people in attendance but those who braved the conditions gained valuable information and insights.

Through a gold coin donation we donated $125 to the Foundation.

Parents Night – Neon Nights

For the third year in a row our Parents Night was held in a marquee at the Somerton Yacht Club. Sold out by the time early bird tickets sales closed, Neon Nights, promised to be a hugely successful night; and it was.

Many thanks to Tonya Atkin and her team for all their assistance before, during and after the event, and especially Geoff Barker for supplying the wine.

We raised over $6000 through ticket & drink sales, lucky squares and the silent auction. The PFA is very grateful to all those who donated items and for everyone who attended in such great spirits.

Father’s Day Breakfast

The annual Father’s Day Breakfast is always a highlight on the SPW calendar for Dads, Grandads, special friends & their children.

Teaming again with the Somerton Rotary Club we served over 300 egg and bacon muffins and 100 sweet muffins. We were incredibly lucky with the weather: a cold but beautifully clear, sunny and windless morning.

Many thanks to Simon & Belinda Ritchie and all the volunteers who were at school bright and early to ensure this fantastic tradition went as smoothly as possible.

Monday BBQs

The Monday afternoon BBQs (and the 6 Saturday soccer BBQs held over Term 2 & 3) continue to be very popular & we thank all those who volunteer their time to assist with these community-building fundraisers.

Term 4 Events

Planning is already well underway for a fantastic Term 4 with a ladies Derby Day lunch on Saturday 2 November as well as the ever-popular children’s events; the Christmas raffle and whole school Christmas lunch.

Thank you to Kate Hobart, PFA President, for sharing this story.