Volume 31 Issue 12 06 May 2022 5 Iyyar 5782


Justine Hofman – Head of P&F

Hi everyone,

What a week! It was so great to see so many smiling faces and everyone on campus celebrating our mums, grand-mums and special friends at our Mother’s Day Morning – aka Retro Schvitz.

We got moving with a fun 80’s-inspired aerobics session that was a hit with all ages. Coffee was flowing and the chocolate croissants went down a treat.

This wouldn’t have been possible without the energetic positivity of our volunteers. There were over 40 of you chipping in beforehand and on the day – that’s what made it a success.

On the Mother’s Day Morning committee: Thank you Mia Kalinko for leading the team and bringing together a wonderful morning. Equal thanks to Yaffa Shnirman, Naomi Hersh, Nat Chesler, Anna-Lisa Palmer and Kate Wise. What a committee  – you ladies really did bring the fun! Special thanks to Jesse’s Bakery for looking after us with the pastries and Justin from Muggshot for the caffeination.

On the Mother’s Day Stall: Thank you to Carli Rothman and Lynn Ross for coming up with the thoughtful gifts and championing the new charity gift initiative for Years 5 and 6. Your careful selection of this year’s gifts is appreciated by all.

While we are on the thank-yous, I would also like to acknowledge the other wonderful parents who have been working through Term 1 on various initiatives:

Camping Weekend: Mary Glikin – you were born for this role. Thank you for the creativity and we will certainly see the fruits of this in November camping. Also thanks to Yury Glikin, Rupil Ismin, Ilan Bloom and Guy Olian.

Friday Challot and Friday Chills: Sharon Miller –  thanks for taking on the role of Challah Queen. Thank you to Mel Shilbury for being the Icy-pole Queen. You are both awesome.

More thank yous: Rebecca Pal who is our  wonderful P&F Treasurer, Sam Butt who is the our terrific P&F Class Parent Coordinator  – thank you both for all your work behind the scenes. And to Ruby Berkovic for all her guidance, support and humour.

Events to diarise

Sunday 22 May 2022: Family Nature Walk and Picnic 12.00 pm – 2.00 pm
Friday 26 August 2022: Father’s Day (Breakfast and Stalls)
Friday 4 November 2022 – Sunday 6 November 2022: Emanuel Family Spring Camping