What a wonderful year 2017 has been at St Paul’s Primary school!
The St Paul’s Parents & Friends Association has had a very busy year, with the consistent and generous support of the St Paul’s parents and community allowing us to run a full programme, packed with fun events and social occasions aimed at enriching our EPIC students’ school lives.
The P&F Committee for 2017 has comprised of Kelly Astbury (Vice President), Melissa Macnish (Secretary), Mary Abbott (Treasurer) and Juliet Bruining (Representative to the School Board). Thank you so very much to these ladies for their kindness, support and enthusiasm throughout the year. You are wonderful women to work with and I am truly grateful for all your help this year. Juliet Bruining has played a particularly vital role in the smooth running of P&F operations this year, stepping in to run events when I have had work commitments. Juliet’s tireless dedication and unrelenting enthusiasm are an inspiration to us all. Thank you, Juliet.
The St Paul’s community is a strong one, with regular social events helping to sustain this strength. The 2017 social calendar was full, with fun events running every term - Family Welcome Night, St Patrick’s Day celebrations, The Inaugural St Paul’s Mother’s Lunch, St Paul’s Feast Day, The Inaugural Father’s Day Movie Night, The St Paul’s Prom Quiz Night, the School Disco and our EPIC end-of-year function!
The P&F’s fundraising this year has enabled us to fund events for the students, such as the Easter raffle and Mother’s/Father’s Day stalls, while also contributing to sporting equipment and uniforms, providing early childhood literacy and numeracy resources, and purchasing new Dandelion readers for early childhood and junior primary.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank our class reps for 2017; Angelina Bowden-Jones (Pre-Kindy), Lucy Ashton and Mary-Jane Meehan (Kindy), Jacqui Quinn-Smith and Tracey Ellis (Pre-Primary), Kelly Astbury and Tracey Swan (Yr 1), Carly Willcox (Yr 2), Vivian Tan and Jennie Carson (Yr 3), Clare Salfinger and Tiffany Johnson (Yr 4), Lisa Fuller and Anna Crisafio (Yr 5) and Melissa Sack and Belinda Blazeski (Yr 6). Thank you for running the events for the students this year with such care, effort and dedication. You and all your hard work are very much appreciated.
We are very fortunate to have such a wonderful school environment for our children, this being in no small part to the leadership of Joanna Noonan, Mac Callisto, Jesse Yock and the team of teachers and support staff at St Paul’s. Their commitment, high standards, attention to detail and devotion to education are the backbone of our school and I hope that others will join me in reflecting on our good fortune to be a part of this school and on the kindness, generosity and community spirit of the St Paul’s community, of which we are all part.
Here is looking forward to an equally fantastic 2018.
St Paul’s P&F Association