The PFA has had a fantastic Term 2 with some of its most loved events being held. This term it’s been all about the Mums!
Dads, it’s your turn next term with a Dad’s Event and the Father’s Day Breakfast both being held in September.
Mother’s Day Stall
Across Week 2 the traditional Mother’s Day Stall was held with all children from ELC to Year 7 offered the opportunity to select a gift for their Mother, Grandmother or special person. For the first time we sold ‘vouchers’ on Qkr! which was a huge success for many reasons. Feedback received suggested families preferred this method as we become more and more a cashless society.
The PFA would like to thank Sharyn Taylor in particular for the many, many hours of time and energy she invested to make the Stall such a success. Thank you also to Christie Thompson, Louise Wallace and all the volunteers who assisted in a variety of ways. The Mother’s Day Stall is an enormous task but worth the effort when you see the children’s faces as they have the chance to independently choose something for their loved one.
Mum’s Day Out Event
Earlier this month 120 SPW women boarded the bus for Ekhidna Wines in McLaren Vale for a fabulous day of wine tasting and 3 course lunch for the Mum’s Day Out. 4 long tables full of fun and laughter filled the room for 5 hours.
Thanks to the incredible generosity of Adelaide Coachlines and those who donated raffle prizes and purchased tickets, we raised just over $2000.
In lieu of our usual Committee Meeting the PFA hosted a farewell event for Meredith Williams at The Holdy on Wednesday 9 June. It was a freezing cold night but there was great warmth in the room.
For nearly 3 years, as Community Development Manager, Meredith has been the liaison between the PFA and the School. Prior to this, Meredith was the President of the PFA for a total of 4 years, worked in the Playgroup and Toddler programmes in The Pines, before it was the ELC, as well as the Front Office. Meredith has been a much-loved member of the SPW Community for 21 years and will be greatly missed.
Thank you to Kate Hobart and Kimberley Hutchinson, PFA Co-Presidents for sharing this story.