Following the Annual General Meeting on Wednesday last week we now have a new Families and Friends of Blue Gum Committee, consisting of 16 members! (The largest committee in many years):
President: Alex Reale
Vice-President: Simon Geach
Secretary: Toni O’Keefe
Treasurer: Grant Bond
It is great to see so many members of the community wanting to participate as well as a good mix of the school’s classes being represented on the committee for the coming year.
Just before the voting took place we had the opportunity to hear about plans for the new Hackett preschool campus from Michaeli.
The school’s grant application for a new preschool at the Hackett campus has been successful. The project team is now busily working toward a start date for building in April 2017. Looking forward, the Dickson and Hackett preschool campuses will work together with Scribbly Bark and Iron Bark to form a new Early Childhood Team which will also work more closely with universities as a centre of research.
Next steps following commencement of building work during April 2017 includes a new enrolment process being developed, the preschool opening for the start of the 2018 school year, and finally will be the welcoming of the Hackett preschool into the Blue Gum community.
Annual General Meeting &
Parent Information Session
Wednesday 22nd February
Everyone is welcome from both the Preschool and Hackett Campuses
We hope to see you there!
The holidays are almost over and as we look forward to the start of the school year the Families and Friends of Blue Gum would like to invite you to Blue Gum’s
Welcome Morning Tea
Monday 30th January
It is being held in the Hackett Campus Meeting Room next to the front office. Come for a drink, snack and a chat. It’s a great way to reconnect with our Blue Gum community after the long summer break and welcome in all our new parents. We hope to see you there….
What a great gathering at the Information Session and General Meeting held on Wednesday night (18/05/16). With guests showing particular interest in the fabulous information session presented by the Blue Gum High School students (past and present).
The High School students provided a personal insight to their experiences across the school year as well as the skills and interests that they have developed. Students discussed the breadth of experiences and opportunities such as intensive community internships that are offered at Blue Gum as well as the close friendships, resilience and capability they have built. Students described some challenges in their transition to the mainstream college system however all felt they were very well prepared for these challenges. In most cases better able to adapt than their peers, which was demonstrated in the many successes that the students have achieved. We thank the High School students for sharing their experiences with us.
Maureen provided us with an update on recent happenings at the school as well as announcing that the new Blue Gum website is up and running – please have a look at the site www.bluegum.edu.act.au and send in your feedback on the new format and information that is now available.
The next General Meeting will be held in Term 3 on Wednesday 10 August 2016.
Sunday 5th June
11:00am – 1:00pm at the Hackett campus
114 Maitland Street Hackett
Come along and enjoy some Blue Gum magic with activities, performances and a delicious falafel or sausage BBQ! There will also be the ever popular decorate a cupcake stall, a baked goods stall, and somewhere you can sit chat with other Blue Gum parents.
We need your mad baking and grilling skills!!! We need volunteers for the following:
- Help to set up the stalls (10:30am – 11:00am)
- Help to serve/cook the BBQ or serve at the cupcake stall (1/2 hour slots between 11am – 1pm)
- Your baking skills before the day
- Help to pack up at the end.
If you can help with any of these please contact Families and Friends of Blue Gum at firstname.lastname@example.org
Bring along your friends, family and neighbours. It’s going to be a lot of fun…