Huntingtower Parents & Friends

WORKING BEE

Thank you to our amazing volunteer parents and children who braved the cold last weekend to help sort, clean and move stock to the newly allocated P&F storage shed. Many hands make light work, as was the case on the weekend. You're a fantastic group of people! Pictured below are just some of our awesome P&F members who volunteered on the day.


QUARTERLY MEETING – 13 JUNE

Class Representatives, parents and friends of Huntingtower are warmly invited to attend the P&F quarterly meeting. Mr Bowen and Ms Greiveson will be in attendance. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, 13 June at 7.30pm in the Senior School Library.

Please RSVP your attendance to the P&F Secretary at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


HONEY DRIVE

A big thank you to the Huntingtower families and friends who supported this year's P&F honey drive fundraiser. The honey drive concluded last Friday and produced over $470 in profit which will be returned to the school for much-needed resources. Orders will be processed by the beekeeper over the next fortnight and will be available for collection around mid-June. Your class representatives will provide details of honey order collection point and date(s).


LIBRARY DONATIONS – JUNIOR AND SECONDARY SCHOOL

Huntingtower P&F is proudly supporting our Junior and Secondary School Libraries in 2018. We have deployed some of the P&F funds to the value of $500 for each of the Junior and Secondary School Libraries. Our wonderful Librarians, Cathy Batemen and Fiona Hamzi, have submitted their "wish lists" for books which have now been ordered. There is an eclectic mix of titles that will no doubt be enjoyed by the respective student cohorts (and quite possibly their parents as well!). It is a wonderful opportunity for the P&F to support the commitment of our hardworking Librarians and to enrich the curriculum for students. It is also great that "old-school" books have not been completely displaced by technology! Our thanks to the Huntingtower Librarians for their enthusiastic embrace of this initiative and to the Huntingtower community for their ongoing support of P&F fundraising.

Please see attached list of titles ordered by the Secondary School library.


1.Harry Potter: A history of Magic The book of the exhibition (Hardback)

2.The Physics Book: From the Big Bang to Quantum Resurrection, 250 Milestones in the History of Physics

3.The Psychology Book: From Shamanism to Cutting-Edge Neuroscience, 250 Milestones in the History of Psychology

4.The Engineering Book: From the Catapult to the Curiosity Rover, 250 Milestones in the History of Engineering

5.The Chemistry Book: From Gunpowder to Graphene, 250 Milestones in the History of Chemistry

6.Goodnight stories for Rebel Girls 2 by Favilli

7.Stories for boys who dare to be different by Ben Brooks

8.Artificial Intelligence by Stephanie Sammartino McPherson

9.Eon Musk and the Quest for a Fantastic Future (Young Reader's Edition) Vance

10.Encyclopedia of Space by Steve Parker

11.Freedom Ride: A freedom rider remembers by Ann Curthoys

12.Middle Ages Unlocked: A guide to life in the Middle Ages by Polack (Hardback)

13.Renaissance People: Lives that shaped the Modern World by Robert Davis


HUNTINGTOWER FETE

Planning for the Huntingtower Fete is well and truly under way. We thank our dedicated Fete Committee for the time spent meeting, planning and organising this year's HT Fete. Thank you also to the many parents supporting the Committee as Fete Representatives. Our Fete Reps have volunteered to coordinate a stall associated with their class/year level, area of expertise or a specialty stall. They will be in contact to seek your assistance; we hope you can support them with tasks leading up to fete day, volunteering on the day or with set up or pack up duties. What a delightful opportunity to work with a variety of people towards a common goal and even make lifelong friendships!

A list of the proposed Fete stalls can be found below.  You will note that Years 8-10 have two allocated stalls per level. If you think you can help in any capacity, please contact our Fete Coordinator, Joe Megas at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Joe can connect you to the appropriate Fete Rep or answer any questions. More information to come…We thank you for your support!

FETE – BOOK STALL

In preparation for the HT Fete this year, we would like to ask you to start collating any second-hand books and putting them aside for the big day. Further information about book drop-off dates/times will be circulated as we get closer to Fete day, but in the meantime if you find any books you don't mind parting with, start putting them in a box in readiness.We would be grateful to receive any books in general, however please do not include your child's textbooks.We thank you in advance for your support of the Book Stall.

FETE – FOOD STALLS

We are calling out for your expertise and help with our Fete Food Stalls. If anyone would like to run a Food Stall (e.g. Paella, Korean, Baked Potato, etc) on Fete day or would like to help with other Food Stalls (Sri Lankan/Greek/Dumplings) please contact Joe Megas directly via the Fete email address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

FETE - SILENT AUCTION

The Silent Auction at the Fete is traditionally the responsibility of the Yr7 parents, who have made it an extremely successful and popular stall through the years. It's not unusual for this stall to make $10,000!

Amanda Kelaart and Sagara Perera have very kindly offered to co-ordinate the Silent Auction Stall this year and are seeking Yr 7 parent volunteers. The stall is lots of fun and a great opportunity to make new friends. If you can assist in any way, please contact Catherine Jenkins at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or on 0417 399 594.


ENTERTAINMENT BOOK

The current 2017/2018 Entertainment Membership expires at the end of May.20% from every Membership sold goes to our School so please continue to support Huntingtower by purchasing the 2018/2019 Entertainment Membership.

You can order your membership using the Secure Link below or contact Cathie Bradwell at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

https://www.entertainmentbook.com.au/orderbooks/187r881

Refer to the flyer for further information.