Volume 31 Issue 16 03 Jun 2022 4 Sivan 5782

Our Parent Community

Justine Hofman – Head of P&F

It takes a community to raise a child

We are just over half way through Term 2 and I don’t know how I would have made it without our class parents.

This week alone, they have saved me from forgetting two mufti days, Bikkurim donations and that next Monday school is closed for Shavuout!

That is not to say that their role should be picking up my parenting slack – because it’s not. But I really appreciate that they put in time and effort to bring our year levels together – from reminders, to organising get-togethers, to moderating the What’s App groups when things get a little rowdy.

They make us all feel like we are one-big-parenting-team and embody the idea that it takes a community to raise a child.

That’s why, this week  we say a huge thank you to each of them for being a bunch of organised legends who help us through and bring us together.

Thank you to: Alisa Saile, Lisa Pillemer, Avital Melman, Anita Clark, Kirsty Greenfield, Anna-Lisa Palmer, Naomi Raiz, Jessie Kawolski, Louise Romer, Sally Greenberg, Monika Silver, Alina Kirievsky, Lisa Strous, Amander Isenberg and Sam Butt.

Uniform swap and book swap initiatives
Call out for a co-ordinators

Quite a few parents have asked about whether the P&F can run a uniform swap in the School. Other parents have asked about book swaps.

To make either of these initiatives happen, we need a couple of parents to help. If you are interested in either, please contact me. Remember that you can, in the meantime, buy, sell and swap pre-loved uniforms on the School’s Uniform Shuk. Click here to join.

Volunteer call out for Terms 3 and 4

Plans are underway for P&F initiatives for the second half of this year.

If you’d like to help make these initiatives happen, please register your interest here.

Events to diarise

Friday 26 August 2022: Father’s Day Breakfast and Stalls
Friday 21 October: Emanuel community event (details to come)
Friday 4 November 2022 – Sunday 6 November 2022: Emanuel Family Spring Camping