Parents and Friends News

Fundraising Efforts

In just seven weeks of the first term, Parents & Friends’ fundraising efforts have raised over $8000, from the Farmers’ Market ($4800), St Patrick’s Day lunch ($1185), Twilight sports ($1900, including a generous $290 donation from the Vagabond Coffee van) and hot cross bun day ($320).

Thank you to volunteers and families who participate to make it possible!


Volunteer Night

As a way to acknowledge the many people who give their time by helping the group each year with the barbecue, stalls and lunches, Parents & Friends will hold a volunteer night out.

Arguably the highlight of the Coburg social calendar, it will be from 7pm on Friday, April 28 at the Post Office Hotel in Coburg.

An e-vite will be sent closer to the date.


Mothers’ Day Craft Stall

The school will host a Mothers’ Day craft stall on Saturday, May 13, from 8am to 1pm, with a wide range of handmade crafts including jewellery, art, clothing and homewares, among others. Stalls cost $40, with all proceeds going to the school.

If you’re interested in selling your wares, register your interest at


St Patrick’s Day Lunch

Thanks to the volunteers who helped out at the St Patrick’s Day lunch on March 17: Meredith, Jenny, Ruzi, Paul, Jane, Jackie, Michelle, Gina, Rebecca, Kate and particularly to Michelle Lorier for her marathon food prep efforts. The kids were happy and so was the school, with the lunch raising almost $1200.

Farmers’ Market, March 25

Thanks to the families who turned out to help with the school stall at the last Farmers’ Market. A big thank you to Angela and daughter Indigo,

Alex and Kate with Raphael, Mary with Gemma, Jessica with Eva, Sarah with Maya, Jodie with Marlie, Rebecca with Giada, Matt with Louis, Azahan with Aaron and Fiska with Fatir. Your help is, as always, much appreciated.

The next school stall will be on April 8, when it will the turn of Foundation A. If you can help out, please email


Pancake Licences

Erika Vella and Ruzi Duric have been busy in the first term taking the Foundation pupils through their paces to get their pancake licences. With such a large Foundation intake this year, it’s been no small task. Thanks to them, to the parents and teachers who helped out and to Jackie Hanson for all the laminating work.

Foundation classes are rostered to help out at the Farmers’ Market stall from April 8.