Happy end of Term 3 to all the families, students and community members connected to Clovelly Public School. We extend our heartfelt appreciation to our dedicated teaching and administrative staff, who invest tremendous effort in fostering positive learning environments for students at all levels within the school.
Great progress has been made on the School Hall renovation project. It has been made possible with major support from the NSW Government via the Department of Education, but also and importantly through strategic and private support from the P&C, the NSW Community Building Partnership Program, Clovelly out of School Care, along with numerous generous donors, as well as proceeds from fundraising events from 2021-2023. More than $450,000 has been contributed! So a huge thanks to all involved, as I write we expect handover to occur in early October, just in time for Clofest and all the school activities in Term 4 from the School Play, to the Year 6 Dinner/Dance and much more.
This past term we were treated to the always popular Book Week parade, another super fun and successful Trivia night (thanks Andrea!), the well-attended Father’s and Carer’s Day breakfast, the school Athletics Carnival and the recent Zone races. Congratulations to all the students who participated and even placed!
The Canteen continues to go from strength to strength reviewing and evolving the menu, and as I understand it, Frank’s Mac ‘n’ Cheese is a new instant favourite. Big thanks to Amy and the whole Canteen team, as well as the committee chair Rebecca, and all those that volunteer. It would not work without the strong community support it receives.
We are looking forward to hearing performances from the Band at Clofest. From all reports participation numbers are tracking back to pre-Covid levels, and the two more senior bands have been taking out gold medals at recent area-wide competitions.
The Netball club conducted a successful fundraising BBQ, and again thanks to all the teams and parents who helped out on the day to raise funds for the club. And special congrats to the graduating Year 6 Clovelly Cobras for finishing the regular season in 4th place and heading into the semi-finals!
We still have a few vacancies for positions at the P&C, including:
- Vice President
- Chair of the SoFun (Social and Fundraising) Committee
- Canteen Volunteer Coordinator
I will also be working towards handing over the role of President in Term 4 as my daughters will be graduating. Please be in touch via email if you are interested in learning more at firstname.lastname@example.org
And on that note, a final huge thanks to all those who volunteer time to represent the various functions under the P&C, with special thanks to fellow executive members, Angie (Treasurer), Seta (VP) and Charlie (Secretary).
It is such a supportive group and it has been a true privilege working with everyone involved during my time as President. Have a restful holiday and let’s all look forward with excitement for what lies ahead in Term 4 and the end of the year.
John Richardson, P&C President