Mango fundraiser

It’s that delicious time of year again! You get the opportunity to enjoy some amazing Australian mangoes for the summer holidays AND support the school through Families and Friends of Blue Gum.

Orders must be received and paid for by 28 October so get in quick!

All the info you need to make sure you’re enjoying Mangoes once the weather warms up is in the flyer below!

Changes to upcoming events

Hi Families and Friends, just a quick note to let you know that in light of the ACT lockdown extension, the following events have been affected:

Learning Adventures, scheduled for 21 August, is postponed

FFBG General Meeting with presentation from Ali Doherty, scheduled for 25 August, will be postponed to a later date.

We hope your are all staying safe!

Learning Adventures

Saturday 21 August, 11am-1pm at Dickson campus! Come find out about the research happening across the school community, and while you’re there enjoy a cup of soup or slice of cake from our fundraising stalls!

Sign up to bring some delicious baked goods along or tend the stall so all families get the opportunity to look around. Sign up at

Remember that baked goods must be nut and alcohol free, and need to include an ingredients list.

TERM 2 – General Meeting

Wednesday 9th June 7:30pm

Outdoor Education at Blue Gum – Why is it so important?

The meeting will be held in the Hive Preschool at Hackett Campus.

Come and hear about what the committee has been doing, then we’ll turn over to Sophia Williams who will talk about Blue Gum’s Outdoor Education program and why it is so important for students learning, wellbeing and future!


Next Sunday is “Slow Sunday”

What is Slow Sunday?

This year Slow Sunday will be held at the Blue Gum Hackett campus on Sunday 23 May from 11am-1pm

Slow Sunday is the ultimate Blue Gum Community Event. Each of our classes – preschool to high school – curates an exploration that we as parents, family, friends and community can engage with. The explorations will allow us to see what the different classes are researching and the many different approaches to learning that are part of the Blue Gum experience. 

Who can come?

It’s open to family, friends and the broader community, so share our Facebook event with anyone who might like to come along!

It’s over lunch time, what will I eat?

So glad that you asked!

The Families and Friends of Blue Gum (our version of a P&C) will be hosting a BBQ and cake stall. And this is one of our key fundraisers for the year!

Sausage sandwiches (beef, vegan, gf options available) will be $3.50, drinks (juice or milk box) will be $1.50. 

A range of cakes, slices, baked goods will be available at different prices points. If you’re a dab hand in the kitchen and want to help us out, sign up here ( to bring something along!


Even though it’s 2021 and you might not have carried cash since 2017, in the interests of slowing down (and because without an ABN we cannot  access a “tap and go” facility through our bank) cash payment is required. 

If you want to find out where the money we raise from Slow Sunday and other such events goes, stay tuned for an upcoming post where you’ll see the ways that the Families and Friends of Blue Gum support the educational experience at the school. 

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Slow Sunday – Can you help?

Slow Sunday is coming up on 23 May 2021 from 11am to 1pm at the Hackett campus. Families and Friends of Blue Gum will be running a BBQ and a cake stall and we need your help!

On the day we will need people with grilling prowess and customer service skills to run the stalls. We also need bakers to supply goodies to sell at the cake stall. 

All cakes must be nut and alcohol free. We encourage different dietary requirements being catered for including vegan and gluten free. Please be sure to include a full list of ingredients.

All proceeds go back to supporting the school.

If you can help out on the day, or by baking for the cake stall, please sign up at