Our next get together is sure to be a great night – the Invictus and cultural immersion night! This will be held on Monday the 25th of November at the Carramar campus running from 4pm – 8pm. We will hopefully return to the Duncraig campus at approximately 8.30pm, however, students can text you when we’re on our way. We will be taking the Duncraig students by mini-bus to Carramar and will return to the Duncraig campus at approximately 8.30pm where parents can pick their children up. If you would rather pick them up from Carramar then please let us know in advance for transport booking purposes. Students can wear the sports uniform on this day.
The evening will begin with a look at the different languages of South Africa and in particular Afrikaans and Xhosa where we will learn a few common phrases to help us when we are there.
This will be followed by some pizza (so please bring $5 and any snacks) before we settle in to watch the movie Invictus which is set during the time that apartheid was being dismantled. The fabulous Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon play the roles of Nelson Mandela and Francois Pienaar focusing on their critical interaction in the healing process of the South African nation.
Keep going with your fundraising activities. We are hearing some great stories and can’t wait to hear you share your experiences on this night.
If there are any questions then please do not hesitate to contact one of us.
A massive congratulations to all the students, parents and staff who were involved with organising and running the African Drumming night last Friday. We think it was a great success and thank all of you for helping support the students’ fundraising efforts.
If you could now please start bringing in your money to either Miss Everett, Mr Batten or myself or transfer it via the fundraising link that would be great – we would like to finalise the fundraising amounts before we start our car wash fundraiser later this term. If you have any queries then please do not hesitate to contact me.
I hope you’re all looking forward to the wonderful drumming experience that ‘Akwaaba’ will be providing us with this Friday. The event runs from 6.30pm to approximately 7.30pm and then the students will need to assist with packing up at the end of the night – we will hopefully have this finished in 30-45 minutes.
I would also like to remind those preparing salads for the night to please ensure there are no nuts in the salad.
This is a reminder to all Duncraig students to please email me by lunch time on Monday 21st any extra tickets you have sold since our meeting on Thursday as I need to finalise orders for the food. Thank you to those who have already done so. Carramar students, if you could please email Mr Batten or myself your final ticket sales too that would be great.
Could you please meet Miss Everett and myself in A5 during recess this Thursday 17th to discuss the African Drumming Night. We will need to know how many tickets you have sold or are expecting to sell by the drumming night as well as what plate of salad you will be bringing so please discuss this with your parents. Looking forward to it.
If you would like to make a deposit of any money that your son/daughter has raised then you can do it via the above link. You MUST ensure you state your son/daughter’s name in the box provided as well as a reference:
ie. Josh Brown SAF Fund
If not, the finance department will not know who to allocate funds to as it is a generic link and not specific to individual students.
Alternatively, students can bring in any money raised and hand it to Miss Everett, Mr Batten or myself and we will pass it onto the finance department
If you have any questions then please do not hesitate to contact one of us.
For those that made it to the Senior Music concert at Duncraig on Friday night, then you were lucky enough to sample some amazing baking our students had produced to help raise money for the South African Tour. A massive thank you to Tuscan, Holly, Sophie, Cooper, Nathan and Daniel and Miss Everett for all of your hard work and patience on what was a long and successful evening.
On another note, students will be required to take to pieces of checked in luggage on the tour next year, one for their own clothes as well as an extra bag that we will be loading up with shoes and clothes etc that will be for donations. We recommend the students buy 2 x 140L Denali duffle bags from Anaconda for their trip and at the moment they are on special for $31.99 if you are a Club member (free to join online or in store):
We sincerely apologise for the multiple changes to the date for our first formal event (Thursday night footy in the west!?). Due to a conflicting school event also being held on Thursday 12th September, we are in the unfortunate position of having to move our information evening.
We look forward to seeing you all on Tuesday 10th September at 6:15 in GPLC at the Duncraig campus.