THE NFPS NEWS October 23rd 2014 Newsletter No.33

October 23rd 2014
Newsletter No.33
THE NFPS NEWS
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
TERM4
Oct Mon 27
Tues 28
Fri
31
Nov
Mon
Tues
Sun
Mon
Wed
Fri
Mon
3
4
9
10
12
14
24
Wed
26
Fete Logistics Meeting – Grade Parents 7.30pm
Grade 6 Graduation photo
Gr 5/6 Extended Bike Ride
Gr 4 Excursion
Student Free Day – School Closed for all Students
Melbourne Cup Day Public Holiday
SCHOOL FETE DAY
Grade 1 – Swimming Starts
Preps 2015 - Transition Starts 9.15am
2015 OSHC Registration Closes
Prep - Swimming Starts
Gr 5s - Woorabinda Camp
Preps 2015 - Dot Deviney, Guest Speaker
FROM YOUR PRINCIPAL
FETE preparation
A huge thanks to the tireless, generous and community-minded parents who have been
working so hard to make the Fete 2014 the best ever, not just for the students, but for the
whole school. Recent Government cuts to State education continue to bite schools hard, and
we are no exception. We need your fundraising efforts desperately to keep on improving the
quality of the already great education we are delivering to your children. You have the whole
community’s thanks. It’s going to be another great day!
THE RED ROOM POETRY OBJECT COMPETITION
Con Rigopoulos and I are pleased to announce that the short-listed poems for the Red Room Poetry Object have
now been published. You can find the list uploaded and linked on the website. We just want to say how proud we
are of the efforts of everyone who entered and say a huge congratulations to those who were short-listed. It is
not an easy thing to have made it thus far and there are several reasons for this:

There were over 2,550 talismanic object poems submitted this year (which looks to have been the most
ever) so to make it to the short-list is amazing. Also, most of the short-lists as you’ll see were from
New South Wales. That’s great but as the Red Room Company is based there, they offered workshops
from experienced poets to help schools write their object poems. We did not have this option available
at our school.

Out of the 12 Grade 3 poems that were shortlisted (yep there were only 12), four of them were from
our school. That’s one-third, which is amazing!

We were one of the few (if not only) schools from Victoria that was government based and short-listed
compared to other schools which were all private, independent and even selective. Personally, we think
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this is an exceptional achievement. Well done! And good luck with winning! There’s only one chosen from
Grades 3-6 across Australia. So, wherever our four shortlisted students go on to from here, we
honestly feel they have already achieved an outstanding result to have gone this far.
My Guinea Pig’ ~ Jack B, Year 3, North Fitzroy Primary School
My Cat’ ~ Wolfgang C, Year 3, North Fitzroy Primary School
My Reindeer’ ~ Sophie C, Year 3, North Fitzroy Primary
School
‘Zebby’ ~ Sascha P, Year 3, North Fitzroy Primary School
Its all happening for the Fete! Such an exciting time! Keep bringing in your donations and
signing up for the Grade rosters everyone!!
Connie Watson – Principal
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Prep News
On Tuesday, all our Prep students participated in a 'Drama Toolbox' workshop, as part of our Rich
Learning Project for this Term. Students enjoyed music, movement, wearing costumes and playing the
part of various Australian animals from the Aboriginal dreamtime story, Tiddalik the frog.
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October 16th 2014
JSC NEWS
Do you have the cutest pet at
NFPS?
Lort Smith- Animal Hospital Fundraiser
Cutest Pet Photo Competition
Newsletter No.32
CONGRATULATIONS LUCA
Congratulations to Luca, who, after a long audition
process, was recently offered a place at The
Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School.
VCASS is a specialist school that provides training
to exceptional young dancers and musicians.
Well done Luca! We’re all proud of you!
The JSC will be running “The Cutest Pet at NFPS”
photo competition to raise money for the Lort
Smith Animal Hospital.
Entry: You can enter a photo of your pet for just
$2. All photos will then be put on display.
Voting: Students can vote for the pet they think is
the cutest for just 50 cents.
Winner: The photo with the most votes will win
“The Cutest Pet at NFPS”. The winner will win a pet
hamper, as well as the photo being published in the
North Fitzroy Newsletter. All students who vote
for the winner will then go into a draw to win a
special prize.
When: Photo entries (no larger than A4 size) must
be submitted from week 3-5 and voting will open in
week 6. The winner will be announced at Assembly in
week 8. Please put your name and grade at the back
of the photo so it can be returned to you.
Good luck!
Lou Corso & JSC reps.
SCHOOL COUNCIL MEETING DATES
BACK 2 SCHOOL FITNESS
Back 2 School Fitness is running fundraising group
fitness sessions here at school in the hall. They are
The following are the dates for the school council
meetings:
November 12th
December 10th
offering ONE FREE WEEK of these sessions – at
6:00am on Monday 20th, Wednesday 22nd, Friday
24th and at 8.00am on Saturday 25th. Please
contact [email protected]
ABC BAND PRACTICE
ABC Band practice will be on every Thursday
morning from 8:20 am in the Music room! Please
bring instruments and music stands.
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October 16th 2014
KHAN ACADEMY
Maths homework for Grades 3-6 is set by
classroom teachers through
Khan Academy. All students
have an account and teachers
can monitor their progress.
Khan Academy provides
individual learning programs for students and has
a curriculum spanning from kindergarten to
university level. Parents can also join, there is no
cost. See the Khan Academy site for instructions
on joining as a parent. www.khanacademy.org
Newsletter No.32
Send them along to school. They are wanted by
5/6D!
There is a red collection box in the school foyer and
one in 5/6D.
BOOKSTALL
Claudia has earned nearly 70,000 points, bringing
her total up over 200,000.
We are now
collecting Books
Please send your
books along NOW!
It would be a
great help if you
could put the
books in low-sided
fruit/veggie boxes (ask your fruit store for a
couple) and sort them into children's books, adult
fiction and adult non-fiction.
Books can be dropped off directly to the portable
classroom - please put books in the alcove to the
left as you come in the first door.
Thanks for your help, Megan 0417 535 510
FETE 2014
CRAFT HELPERS NEEDED
Grade 5/6E
Claudia B. and Linh have led 5/6E in the last
month.
PICK UP
YOUR
FETE
SIGNAGE
BOARDS
Fete Signage – It’s time to start
advertising that our fete is coming up! We
have 100 signboards 60x80cm promoting
the fete. If you live on a busy road where
lots of people could see our sign, please
collect one from the office now.
MYSTERY BOXES DONATIONS WANTED FOR
THE FETE!
I mean all those tiny toys that have collected at the
bottom of the toy box and are no longer played
with.
Party favours, trinkets and stickers! Anything that
will fit into a noodle box.
If you have an ability to sew, knit
or crochet we need your help for
the Fete Craft Stall.
There will be a regular stitching
group to join for those who would
like inspiration and support. We
knit and crochet tea cosies, small dolls blankets and
stuffed knitted toys. If you are able to assist with
any of these please contact the school office or me
on [email protected] or 0422586187
WRISTBANDS
The fete wristband order form will be sent out
today. Orders MUST be received by Wednesday
prior to fete day to receive the early bird discount.
Extra copies of the order form will be available at
the office.
REMEMBER TO READ THIS
WEEK’S FETE NEWSLETTER
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October 16th 2014
CANTEEN NEWS & ROSTER 2014
OCT
Mon 27
Tue 28
Wed 29
Thur 30
Fri 31
Catherine Morton
Fozia Mohammed
Help needed
Sandra Pozzebon
Kate Cordukes
NOV
Mon 3
Tue 4
Wed 5
Thur 6
Fri 7
Student Free Day
Melbourne Cup Day
Marnie Cahill
Claire Dunning
Nadia Hume
Lindy Whyte
Newsletter No.32
CANTEEN SPECIAL – UNTIL SOLD OUT
Twisty bolognaise pasta $5.00
SHAKESPEARE CLUB
The Shakespeare Club desperately needs
artificial flowers donated
PLEASE LEAVE AT FRONT OFFICE
FNPS PARENTS ASSOCIATION NEWS
PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE
CONSIDER
VOLUNTEERING FOR
CANTEEN DUTY…
YOU CAN SIGN UP ANY TIME.
WE URGENTLY NEED YOUR HELP!
Just call 9481 5860
IF YOU CANNOT MAKE YOUR SHIFT, PLEASE
LET THE OFFICE OR CANTEEN KNOW AS
SOON AS POSSIBLE.
EMERGENCY HELPERS ALSO NEEDED.
UPCOMING EVENTS FILM NIGHTS
The Parents Association will be holding a film night
fundraiser at Westgarth Cinemas in late November.
It will be a great way to catch up with parents and
friends, have a night out and fundraise! If you are
interested in helping with the organisation of the
film night please contact Simone on 0426 257 904.
Keep a look out for the film, date and ticket details
in the newsletter.
SAUSAGE SIZZLE - STATE ELECTION DAY
The Parents Association will be running a sausage
sizzle fundraiser on Election Day, Saturday 29
November. Thanks to those parents that have
volunteered already. If you are interested in
helping out please contact Simone on 0426 257 904.
NEXT MEETING of the Parents Association
Wednesday 29th October 7.30pm
Lord Newry Hotel upstairs
For any questions about the Parents Association or
to join contact Vinu Patel on 0414 789 432 or
Simone Stevenson on 0426 257 904
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STUDENT FREE DAY BOOKING FORM
MONDAY NOVEMBER 3RD 2014
FOR WORKING OR STUDYING FAMILIES ONLY
THIS DAY WILL ONLY BE OFFERED IF A MINIMUM
OF 25 CHILDREN ENROL
WHEN:
MONDAY NOVEMBER 3rd
WHERE:
THE HALL
COST:
$45.00 PER CHILD
TIME:
(Day before Melbourne Cup Day)
TBA
CHILD NAMES: _____________________________
_____________________________
PARENT NAME: _________________________
PARENT EMAIL ADDRESS: _____________________
(For confirmation of booking)
BOOKINGS CLOSE 6PM WEDNESDAY 29TH OCTOBER.
BOOKINGS WILL NOT BE TAKEN AFTER THIS DATE.
A program will be made available for families closer to this date indicating
what fun filled activities we will be doing on this day.
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THE OSHC NEWSLETTER
rd
October 23 2014
([email protected])
IMPORTANT DATES:
Wednesday Oct 22nd
AASC commences for
term 4
Friday October 24th
OSHC Accounts Out
Wednesday Oct 29
Bookings close for
Student Free Day
th
Monday Nov 3rd
Student Free Day No
School
If you require care
please complete
Student Free Day
Booking Form Attached
to this newsletter.
Tuesday Nov 4th
Melb Cup Day No School
Or OSHC
Thank You.
Nicole Cooper
OSHC Coordinator/First
Aid Officer
9482 4273 between
8.15am -11am
2pm-4.30pm
Don’t forget to grab a Kids Club brochure from the round table.
Clubs began this week
SCHEDULE OF FINAL ACCOUNTS FOR 2014.
As the year is drawing closer and closer, I thought I would inform OSHC families of the
upcoming invoice issue and due dates for the remainder of the year.
ISSUE DATE
DUE DATE
EZI DEBIT DATE
th
th
Fri Oct 24 (Tomorrow)
Fri Nov 7
Fri Oct 31st
th
th
Mon Nov 17
Fri Nov 28
Fri Nov 28th
Mon Dec 1st (Final Acc)
Friday Dec 12th
Friday Dec 12th
If you have a grade 6 child or a child who is not returning to NFPS in 2015, you will be
issued your final account for the year on Monday Nov 17th. This final account for nonreturning children is required to be paid in full BEFORE MONDAY DECEMBER 1ST.
If your child will not be requiring care in 2015 please ensure to notify us so that we can
update our records and take you off our mailing list.
2015 OSHC REGISTRATION FORMS: Did you receive your Registration forms last week?
If not, you can collect a hard copy from either the front office or from outside the
aftercare office or round sign in/out table in the hall. Registrations are coming in quiet
fast and if you have a prep child attending in 2015, please note that the 2.30-3.25 Prep
Early finish Program is almost booked out!
If your account is overdue, you will not be able to re-register your child for 2015 unless
your account is up to date.
STUDENT FREE DAY MONDAY NOV 3RD: Last week in the newsletter there was a
booking sheet for those families requiring a full day of child care on Monday November
3rd (day before Cup Day public holiday) . A reminder that bookings close at 6pm
Wednesday 29th Oct. Care will only be offered if we receive a minimum of 25 children
booked in for this day. Bookings will not be received after this date so please return
your first asap if requiring care.
9481 5860
between 11am – 2pm
Tanya Maroun
Assistant Coordinator
10.15am-6.15pm
9482 4273
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Week 4 Term 4 2014
*Remember this program is flexible and can change at any time. Free choice is provided every day.
THIS WEEK’S THEME IS ….…HALLOWEEN
Afternoon Snack
5óclock food.
MONDAY
27.10.14
TUESDAY
28.10.14
WEDNESDAY
29.10.14
THURSDAY
30.10.14
Sandwiches: Vegemite, Jam, Honey,
Salad, Raisin Bread, Cream Cheese,
Tuna, (chocolate spread & fairy
bread on special days.)
Lots of FRUIT.
Sandwiches: Vegemite, Jam,
Honey, Salad, Raisin Bread, Cream
Cheese, Tuna, (chocolate spread &
fairy bread on special days.)
Lots of FRUIT.
Sandwiches: Vegemite, Jam, Honey,
Salad, Raisin Bread, Cream Cheese,
Tuna, (chocolate spread & fairy
bread on special days.)
Lots of FRUIT.
Sandwiches: Vegemite, Jam, Honey,
Salad, Raisin Bread, Cream Cheese,
Tuna, (chocolate spread & fairy
bread on special days.)
Lots of FRUIT.
Fruit and vegetables, dips and
crackers.
Fruit and vegetables, dips and
crackers.
Fruit and vegetables, dips and
crackers.
Fruit and vegetables, dips and
crackers.
Free craft
3D Pumpkins
Free craft.
Spooktacular Bats
Free craft.
Spider plate Webs
Library
FRIDAY
31.10.14
Chillout
GAMES
READING
MOVIES
DRAWING
RELAXING
CRAFT
HALLOWEEN
Inside Activities
Free craft
Candy Corn Handprints
Available every day
Lego, mobilo, blocks, books,
dress ups, pencils, textas, tape
Paper, marble run, play mats,
crayons, stencils
Magazines, sports equipment,
board games,
Gluesticks, toy cars, soft toys,
chalk,
colouring in sheets,
Dressups, Construction
David Attenborough
Weird Science
Games Club
Green Team
Trivia & Puzzles
AASC
Kids Clubs
Outside Activities
Endangered animal profiles
Frisbee
Hoola Hoop
nature hanging mobiles
Adventure playground
Early Years Learning Framework Outcomes:
1-Children have a strong sense of identity.
(Emotional, Social)
2-Children are connected with and contribute to their world.
(Emotional, Social Cognitive)
3-Children have a strong sense of wellbeing.
(Emotional, Social, Physical)
4-Children are confident and involved learners.
(Emotional, Social, Cognitive)
5-Children are effective communicators.
(Emotional, Social, Cognitive)
Asphalt
Basket Ball Courts
||INSIGHTS||
by Michael Grose - No. 1 parenting educator
Making school drop-offs hassle-free
“One common transition challenge occurs at school-drop-off time. Some kids are passive resisters on a
deliberate go-slow. Others more actively resist their parents’ efforts to get them to school with tears,
tantrums or tiredness.”
There are a number of trouble spots for parents, and they have one thing in common. They all occur around a child’s
transition from one activity or place to another.
Transitions from play to dinnertime, television to bedtime or from bed to the breakfast table are common battlefields
for parents. Kids want to do one thing, yet family requirements mean that they have to do something else.
A battle can ensue with children dawdling, whining or refusing point blank to budge! Parenting is always hard work at
these times.
One common transition challenge occurs at school-drop-off time. Some kids are passive resisters on a deliberate goslow. Others more actively resist their parents’ efforts to get them to school with tears, tantrums or tiredness.
Children’s tears at drop-off time play at the heart strings of compassionate parents, particularly those who feel guilty
about leaving their child. Tantrums are another way children keep parents busy and their complaints about being too
tired indicate that perhaps an earlier bedtime is in order.
Usually it’s children in the early years of primary school who present most difficulty at school drop-off times.
Essentially these drop-off problems are separation issues that can easily be resolved by supportive teachers and
some tough love parenting.
It’s worth remembering that a developmental task for children is to separate from their parents, so that they can
benefit from being around other adults. Parents who resist this imperative, allowing their child to cling to them are
doing their youngster a disservice.
If dropping kids off at school in the morning is a problem here’s a few ideas that may help. Your aim as a parent is to
establish a new pattern of behaviour for your child in the morning, particularly as you approach the school gate or
classroom door
1. Go through the morning and drop-off routine with your kids. Make sure everyone knows what’s expected. Work
out your jobs and those that the kids need to do then stick to this arrangement. For instance, it may be your job to
make school lunches but it’s up to kids to put them in their bags.
2. Drop kids off, turn around and go: If you have a child who likes to keep you busy each morning with tears or
tantrums then you may have to take the ‘tough love’ approach. Say goodbye using a firm voice, turn around and
leave. Don’t look back. Most kids settle down at school within five minutes of being dropped off. Parental lingering
only makes matters worse for children and teachers. Teachers are experienced at helping kids settle into the
school routine, so allow them to take over.
3. Reaffirm their efforts later: If your child begins to go off without tears or tantrums after a long period of
difficult departures then make a bit of fuss when you see them later in the day. Don’t go overboard with tangible
rewards or bribes. Parental recognition, genuinely given is a huge driver for most kids.
4. Wean your child off you: If your normal habit is to drop your child off at the classroom door each morning, try
saying goodbye at the school gate every now and then. The aim is to make your child less, rather than more
reliant on you.
Published by Michael Grose Presentations. All rights reserved. For more ideas, support and advice for all
your parenting challenges visit : www.parentingideas.com.au
PO Box 167 Balnarring VIC 3926 P. + 61 3 5983 1798 F. 03 5983 1722 E. [email protected]
© 2010 Michael Grose
www.parentingideas.com.au
www.parentingideas.co.uk
2014 FETE
NEWSLETTER
SOFT
DRINK CAN DRIVE
Tomorrow is the last day to bring in your soft
drink cans.
We urge every family to send along a box of your favourite soft
drink cans or make a donation by tomorrow.
If each student brings just 6 cans or donates, we will have
enough to stock the fete. Last year we had 2502 cans.
The grade who donates the most by TOMORROW will be
rewarded with a surprise!
DATES TO REMEMBER
TERM 4
Call for clothes, books, toys and plant
donations.
Until Friday 24th October
Soft Drink Can Drive
Monday 27th October
Logistics meeting with stall
coordinators
Cans only please. No juice or water. Thank you from 3A
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Lunchtime Thursday November 6th
Sand Bag Filling
All kids are invited to bring toy shovels to help fill sand weights
for the fete. Meet at sand pit on the block at the beginning of
lunchtime.
See you there.
Friday 7th November
Help is needed for the following tasks:
Monday 3rd November
Final Week Preparations
Saturday 8th November
Fete Set Up Day
Sunday 9th November
FETE DAY
Monday 24th November
Results Night/Completion Party
1. Putting wristbands on the children for a couple of hours.
2. Loading food and drinks into the cool rooms.
Sunday 9th November
Several parents are needed to answer questions and direct people in the passage for a couple of hours on fete day.
Please contact Andrea on 0408 564 170 if you are able to help with any of the tasks.
LEMONS, ANYONE?
The Greek BBQ team is looking for lemons! If you have any spare, they would appreciate the donation. There will be a
basket out the front of the office for any donations.
PICK UP YOUR FETE SIGNAGE BOARDS
Fete Signage – It’s time to start advertising that our fete is coming up!
We have 100 signboards 60 x 80 cm promoting the fete. If you live on a busy road where lots of people could see our sign,
please collect one from the office now.
https://www.facebook.com/NorthFitzroyPrimarySchoolFete
Keep an eye on the Fete Facebook page for updates on fete attractions and fete preparation.
Like and share the page so your 'Northroy' friends know about the fete too!
PLANT STALL
Hello to all the plant lovers out there!
We are looking forward to your donations to the Plant Stall this year. Please contact Melissa De Rango
0413026376 or [email protected], to let me know what you can provide, or if you need us to pick the
plants up. Thanks from 4A
CLOTHES STALL
The clothing stall is looking for good quality clothing donations.
We would love to take off your hands any clothes and shoes that you have outgrown or no longer wear or
need. We love skirts, shirts, jeans, coats, shoes, jumpers and dresses!
No need to send socks, underwear or linen. You can keep anything that is stained, torn or damaged.
There’s still plenty of time to sort through your cupboards and pass on all those clothes and shoes that are
no longer required!
TOYS, TOYS, TOYS
Time to do a Spring clean? If so, please donate your pre-loved toys to the NFPS fete!
The time has come to bring in all your toys in good condition for the toy stall. Please only donate complete,
clean, working toys. Also - if you have any cardboard boxes you no longer need, bring them too.
Kindly leave donations in the boxes labeled toys near the school office.
Many thanks, Prep A
BOOK STALL
We have started collection of books for the book stall. If you have good quality books to donate, could you
please drop them off to the school. It would be a great help if you could put the books in low-sided
fruit/veggie boxes (ask your fruit store for a couple) and sort them into children's books, adult fiction and
adult non-fiction. Books can be dropped off in the reception area, near the canteen.
Thanks for your help, Megan 0417 535 510
2014 Fete Committee
Andrea Eunson
Georgia Hogg
Jenny Malacchini
Sophie Lakos
Michelle Papaleo
David Warwick
Simone Stevenson
Entertainment/Amusements/Games logistics &
Retail
Catering/Permits
Sponsorship & Donations
Sponsorship & Donations
Newsletter
Equipment Logistics
Facebook
[email protected]
0408 564 170
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
0414 821 852
0425 789 387
0437 095 117
0438 422 544
0425 705 385
SILENT AUCTION
The preparations for the Silent Auction have begun and items are beginning to arrive. We need your
assistance to encourage as many participants as possible.
So, next time you take your child to their:
violin, piano, saxophone, drum, dance, singing, gymnastics,
karate lesson or tennis, soccer, or football training, please ask the teacher if they would be able to donate
a term’s lessons.
If you own a business, or can offer a service, please consider offering;
•
a first consultation,
•
new items that could be used to fill a hamper
•
a few hours of home maintenance work,
•
a voucher from your shop,
•
a car service, or
•
a weekend get away.
A list of businesses who are already participating is kept at the school office so you can check that your
provider has not already been approached. The office also has a letter and form for the business to
complete. Items for donation can be left at the office marked “NFPS Fete – Silent Auction.” We also need
donations of boxes/baskets to make up hampers. With your help, we can make this the best Silent
Auction yet!
The Silent Auction team would like to thank Avanti plus
donated a red ladies Raleigh bike with basket at the front
shelf at the back (RRP$499).
who have
and a parcel
For all questions regarding the Silent Auction contact
789 387) or Sophie (0437 095 117).
Jenny (0425
GREAT RESTAURANT RAFFLE
Do you own or work in a café or restaurant? Do you have
favourite cafe or restaurant you could approach to
voucher? We would love your help!
a
donate a
Please leave any vouchers for meals at cafes and restaurants at the School office marked “Restaurants”.
For all questions regarding the Restaurant Raffle, please contact Lisa on
0408 106 005
PRESERVES
Fete visitors love buying homemade jam and preserves (ideal Christmas gifts) and it is not too early to start making
them! If you (or anyone you know) are a keen preserve maker (or keen to try) we have jars in a variety of different
sizes for jams, relishes, tomato sauces or any other delicious condiments. All donations are welcome.
Donations of jars and fruit – If you have a tree laden with fruit that could be preserved (lemons, oranges olives, quinces
etc.) we would be incredibly grateful for any donations. Donations of jars (200ml or less) and fruit can be left in the
Preserve box under the stairs between the canteen and the office. If you are planning to make jam, relish, tomato sauce
or any other goodies you can also collect jars from the box. Please note that all jars and lids must be sterilised.
Rhubarb and Vanilla Jam
Ingredients: 500g trimmed rhubarb (washed & coarsely chopped), 500g caster sugar, 60ml fresh lemon juice, 1tsp
vanilla essence
Combine the all ingredients in a large glass bowl. Cover and set aside overnight to infuse. Transfer mixture to a large
saucepan and place over medium-high heat. Bring to the boil. Use a large metal spoon to skim any froth from the
surface. Cook, stirring, for 25-30mins or until the jam jells when tested. Spoon hot jam into clean, dry jars. Seal and
invert for 2mins. Turn upright and set aside to cool.
CAKE STALL
Need some an idea for the cake stall? Why not try theses simple and delicious recipes.
Easy Peezey Chocolate Cake
1 cup Self Raising flour, 1 cup caster sugar, 3 tbs cocoa, ½ tsp vanilla, 1 cup of milk, 2 eggs, 3 tbs melted butter
Mix together dry ingredients, melt butter add to milk eggs and combine with dry ingredients mix with beaters for two
minutes. Pour into cake tin. Bake at 180c for 25-35 minutes. Turn onto wire rack to cool. Can be served as is, dusted
with icing sugar or iced.
Melting Moments – A FETE FAVOURITE
125g butter, softened, ¾ cup (115 g) plain flour, ¼ cup (45g) icing sugar, 1/3 cup (50g) custard powder, 60g butter,
softened (extra), 2/3 cup (110g) icing sugar (extra), 2 tsp finely grated lemon rind, 1 tbls lemon juice
Heat oven to 160c. Line two baking trays with baking paper. Beat butter until pail and creamy. Add the flour, icing
sugar and custard powder and use a wooden spoon to combine.
Roll a teaspoon full of dough in your hands to form little balls. Place 3cm apart on tray. Use a fork dusted in icing sugar
to gently flatten. Bake for 15 minutes (swapping trays around midway) until just cooked through. Remove and leave to
cool on tray for 30 minutes.
Beat the extra butter and icing sugar until light and fluffy. Add the lemon rind and juice and beat until combined.
Spread the butter mixture over the flat side of half the biscuits and sandwich together with other half of biscuits.
If you have any questions regarding preserves or cakes, please contact Maggie on 0418 124 532.
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AFTERSCHOOL ACTIVITIES
Term 4 and summer are just around the corner so
it’s time to get your tap shoes on!
Miss Caroline Tap Dance is a local North Fitzroy
school specialising in tap dance for kids and adults.
All classes are taught in a non-competitive and
encouraging environment, and students of all ages
learn to love dancing whilst still developing correct
tap technique.
Classes are always fun and the results are inspiring.
Pre-school Kids - Tuesday morning
School-age Kids - Saturday mornings
Adults Tap Classes - Monday & Tuesday evenings,
Wednesday day.
Contact Miss Caroline to find out about learning tap.
Mobile: 0439 445 280
[email protected]
Web: www.misscarolinetapdance.com
Email:
GIRL GUIDES
Friendship, fun, challenge and achievement!
Yarra City District Girl Guides meet weekly during
school terms - Junior Guides ages 6-10 (Clifton Hill,
Monday evenings) and Girl Guides ages 11-14 (North
Fitzroy, Tuesday evenings).
Adult volunteer enquiries are also welcome.
Our units are open to visitors – come and see how
you like it.
For information contact Gresley Wakelin-King
(District Manager)
ph. 9482 4584.
email:
[email protected]
Look for us online at www.guidesvic.org.au
Information in Chinese, Arabic, Hindi, Indonesian,
Khmer, Sinhalese, Somali and Vietnamese is online at
www.guidesvic.org.au/Welcome
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ISABEL HENDERSON FUNDRAISER
ADVERTISEMENTS
POSITION VACANT
As Isabel Henderson families, past, current or
future, we all know what a very special place IHK is
for our children. The IHK program focuses on
children and their environment – we all cherish the
fact that they can simply play and enjoy a beautiful
natural setting in the heart of North Fitzroy.
We have a strong commitment to sustaining our
environment and have pledged to become a carbon
neutral kindergarten by 2018. One of our biggest
steps towards this goal is the installation of a solar
energy system planned for late 2014. After much
research and consultation we’ve sourced a system
that matches the Kindergarten’s needs and aims. To
fund this, our children, teachers and families have
developed our biggest community project to date and
will be the major fundraiser for the year.
TO RENT OR FAMILY VISITING FOR XMAS?
Extra-large and very comfortable furnished house in
North Fitzroy opposite parkland and near everything,
available from November 30 to January 10.
Four bedrooms sleeping up to seven, 2.5 bathrooms,
3 living rooms, and rooftop garden with BBQ and city
skyline views.
The house is owned by a former school family and
rent is negotiable.
Inquiries call 0417 325 985.
ART EXHIBITION – MICHAEL DONNELLY
We are seeking to raise in excess of $7,000
through crowd funding via online donations from
our families and from the networks and
communities our families belong to. If we’re able to
raise over $7,000 (please keep donating!), we have
big plans for our little project! If we don’t reach our
target no money will exchange hands.
The link below takes you to a little movie, which
introduces you to our ‘Little Sunshine Project’. It is
homemade at IHK with many of our talented children
and friends. We hope it brings back happy memories
and connects you with our passion to improve and
protect beautiful places for children.
http://pozi.be/sunshine
We thank you for your time and contribution, please
feel free to spread the word.
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NIYPAA will be visiting Fitzroy North Primary School
soon on
Thursday, 23 October 2014 at 11:00am
THE VILLAGE FESTIVAL 30th Oct – 2nd Nov.
A festival of Art, Music, Food and Dance
The Village - Edinburgh Gardens
Gates open:
Thurs/Fri 6.00pm
Sat /Sun 12 noon.
The Village is an Arts Festival with a Carnival like
atmosphere. It engages both artists and the
community to provide a program that is accessible,
exciting and family friendly.
Entry to the Villlage site is free an a $10 session
pass gives access to see 5-6 hous of theatre, circus ,
music and curiosity
shows.
AUSTRALIAN YOUTH CHOIR AND THE
AUSTRALIAN YOUTH DANCE THEATRE
Bring out the best in your child with performing
arts education!
Our programmes help young people discover their
vocal or dance talent. Students learn to sing or
dance, develop their musicianship and performance
skills, make new friends and become part of a wide
circle of performers. Visit us at
www.niypaa.com.au
STUDENT EXCHANGE
Enrich your home with a WEP exchange
student arriving in January 2015!
World Education Program (WEP) is looking for
caring families who wish to experience another
culture in their own home by becoming a
volunteer host family. Browse through student
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profiles, and select a student who you think will
fit best into your family and lifestyle!
World Education Program Australia Limited
Email: [email protected]
www.wep.org.au
www.volunteerabroad.com.au
PRINCES HILL COMMUNITY CENTRE
rear 270 Macpherson Street
for more information
[email protected]
French Polishing 25 & 26 October
Places are filling up fast- if you would like to secure
your spot please book asap.
Traditional inexpensive method of restoring & finishing
furniture. Sam also has the skills to assist with repairs,
such as wobbly legs and loose screws.
10am-4pm PHSC woodwork room. Sat & Sun
$160 for two day course, BYO Lunch
http://www.princeshill.org.au/program/259
Princes Hill Primary School Bazar 16 November
Come along and support this great event. Bazar starts
from 10am and runs 'till 4pm at the Princes Hill Primary
School, Pigdon Street, Princes Hill. FEatures stalls, Food
and Beverages, Entertainment, Amusements for the Kids
ana great community atmosphere.
Visit http://phps.vic.edu.au/community/bazaar fo
Life Models Society Extravaganza 23 November
This is an opportunity for artists to draw many LMS
members in evolving poses. This proves popular with artists
who rarely get to draw more than one or two models at a
time. Refreshments are also provided free of charge, and
are often a highlight.
Please book through Adrian on
0422 409 946
Historic Carlton Walk 29 November
Walk through the historic and interesting streets of
Carlton find remnants of the Carlton of the 1860s before
the era of the cast-iron terraces, and learning something
of its more notorious crimes, notable migrants, and more
recent public controversies. With Historian and Writer
Jeff Atkinson
Starting: Church of All Nations corner Palmerston and
Drummond Streets, Carlton
Saturday 10am – midday 29 November, $10 please book
http://www.princeshill.org.au/program/272
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