Parents & Friends

THANK YOU FROM THE P&F

On Saturday, 10 November, the Huntingtower Fete was a fitting culmination of another busy year.

P&F and Fete Committee have had a very busy schedule since new HT parent Joe Megas generously volunteered to steer the HT fete ship. Apart from the usual fundraisers in support of regular and special school events such as Arts in the Round, Monash Youth Music Festival and the PAC Grand Opening/Chisholm Volunteer Awards, much time and energy were expended in planning what proved to be a magnificent HT Fete.

Events such as these are simply not possible without single-minded commitment of our wonderful P&F team. We welcomed a large number of new parents to P&F committee this year and all members have given unstinting support to making P&F an active and visible presence in the life of the school.

We thank all our amazing members of P&F for their energy, ideas and commitment throughout 2018 – we have achieved great things with the objective of enhancing and supporting the efforts of the amazing HT staff who strive every day to deliver an unsurpassed learning environment and experience for our children.

We look forward to 2019 with an eye to welcoming more new members to our Committee – all are welcome and we would love to see you at our monthly meetings. Next year we will look at running some P&F events other than the Fete such as a Trivia Night and Art Show, before the planned return to Fete in 2020.

We will shortly be planning a Welcome Event for new and existing HT families early in the new year – date and time will be advised soon, so please continue to check the HT Bulletin for events.

P&F are grateful for the support of the magnificent members of HT Administration, Teaching and Grounds Staff. We value your friendship and support.

We have much to be grateful for and look forward enthusiastically to 2019. See you around the school.

Stuart Canning

P&F President


FETE THANK YOU!

Thank you so much for making our Fete day one to remember. It was lovely seeing so many parents, students, teachers and HOSA members helping and having fun.

To our Fete Representatives, thank you for all your hard work throughout the year. Your enthusiasm and commitment was amazing and was definitely showcased on the day.

All the stalls looked amazing and as one visitor commented she cannot wait till the next fete!

Class Representatives, thank you so much for your support and your constant communication with the HT community.

To the Fete Committee members, without you none of this would have come to fruition. All those late-night meetings, texts and emails really paid off. You are all an amazing bunch of people who allowed me to express my crazy ideas at any hour of the day! Catherine Jenkins you were the Robin to my Batman, thank you for all the help throughout the year.

P&F & all the teachers & support staff, not only did you bring it on the day but your constant help throughout the year made it easier to accomplish our fete goal of community spirit. To the families who allowed us to advertise our fete with huge A frames on your property, thank you. To all our sponsors thank you for your support and kind donations that helped shape our wonderful day.

Joe Megas

2018 Fete Coordinator


FETE DAY

What a wonderful day Mother Nature provided for us.

All the food stalls were so enticing it was no wonder people were ticking off bucket lists for food.

From melt in your mouth scones to yummy cupcakes, gingerbread biscuits, let's not forget Mr Bowen's fudge and some great coffee to wash down the sweetness. Thank you, Paul from Mocha Monkey, for volunteering your time. This was all in hearing distance of the school orchestra which strummed strings and blew instruments to any musos delight.

The chicken dumpling and spring rolls were cooked to perfection. All Greek 2 me provided us with an authentic commitment to the good ole Greek spit and love for Mallee Root charcoal which was not only evident at the spit base. The French Stall was diffusing beautifully cooked garlic butter escargots whilst the Hot Food stall was electrifying with their array of Hot Chips, Dim Sims and Nachos.

Situated in one of the newly donated HT Marquees was the HOSA BBQ stall if.If the grilled onions were not enticing you to buy a snag then surely the Veggie burgers were the go! If this was not enough, the yummy Sri Lankan stall was dishing out authentic Sri Lankan food with the aroma just making you want more. All food was gladly washed down with Milkshakes or Juices followed by a cool sweet ice cream treat on the go.

Once the tummies were full, it was time to hit the entertainment.

High Striker, Escape rooms, Handball, Choc Toss, Tennis ball hits, Go Fish and Knock em Down were all on offer for some interactive entertainment. Am I forgetting something? Could it be our very own custom made Dunking Machine made on the premises by David Pitt and his wonderful students.

I could hear the squeals of laughter when Mr Bowen was drenched, and poor Mrs Tipperman had a bad run with three consecutive drenches! Not to mention eye witnessing Mr Davies in his Richmond colours. I am sure the young man successfully drenching Mr Davies wanted to wash the yellow stripe out.

There were lots of lovely painted faces and children crafting away. The Petting Zoo was neatly tucked away in the shade where various baby animals were being stroked with lots of love and a few cuddles. The Cha Cha, Giant Slide and Pacific Inflatable were all well received by our children only taking breaks to eat Fairy Floss, Popcorn and wash them down with a Slushy.

Walking towards the Crazy Hair, tattoos and nails run by the students and looking at the line of eager children ready for an original make over experience, you could not miss the vintage cars. All cars were beautifully presented and if you were lucky enough there were backstories to be heard.

Entering the MYC was a shopper's dream; Gingerbread Houses made by the year 10s, Christmas Cakes, Candles, Soaps, Jewellery, slime, baubles, lucky Dips and Lollies were just a few of the things on offer. If that wasn't enough, you could try your luck at the Silent Auction with an array of items to bid on. If these were not your scene there was more…

The Dads' and Toy Stall had lots of bargains and the Book Stall was always full of people trying to decide how many books they could actually carry.

Exiting the Book Stall, you couldn't miss the Show Bag Stall which SOLD OUT!

If you were still in the mood for some handmade shopping the Pantry had some lovely jams, Lemon Butter and Chutney Jars all sold you by two Supermen!

The plant stall was another success with lots of beautiful plants to buy which had been lovingly potted. As I learnt at the end of the day, if you see it, buy it or it will be sold!

Last but not least, was those Crazy Cats from GURU DUDU'S silent disco. You really would have not known they were there if it wasn't for the groovy moves and the Congo line they took around the whole Fete.

What an amazing day! There was so much that went on behind the scenes to bring this wonderful day of community spirit together. For all of those who I may have forgotten, thank you with all my heart for allowing me to experience my first Huntingtower Fete and allowing all our children to get outside enjoy the sunshine and have a fantastic day of fun with their school community.

Joe Megas

2018 Fete Coordinator


CLASS REPRESENTATIVES THANK YOU!

Thank you to our wonderful Class Representatives for your time, effort and professionalism throughout 2018. Thank you for supporting your Fete Stall Reps leading up to and on Fete day.

Thank you for attending quarterly meetings, for forwarding on an array of emails, supporting our various events and being superb conduits between the P&F and your year level parent cohort. Everyone had a role to play in the success of the P&F.


2019 CLASS REPRESENTATIVES - EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

Expression of Interest for 2019 Class Representative positions has now been circulated. This is a great way to become involved in the school community, but also a wonderful opportunity to meet likeminded parents, learn more about the way the school functions and have a positive input into your child's year at Huntingtower.

An email received by a current Class Representative exemplifies what a privilege it is to be a parent volunteer at Huntingtower:

" Thank you for the opportunity to participate in the Fete.

It was a special day of kindness, goodwill & sharing. I was humbled by the spirit of selflessness demonstrated by members of the Fete committee & PFA.

Thank you so much for the reminder that "It is more blessed to give than to receive. "

Interested parents should contact their current Class Rep and email the P&F Secretary at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

2019 Class Representative positions for Year 9, 10 and 12 have been filled.

We hope to fill the remaining vacancies before the end of the academic year. No experience is necessary!

Poppy Gounaris

P&F Secretary