Slow Sunday – Can you help?

Slow Sunday is coming up on the 2nd of June from 11am to 1pm at the Hackett campus. Families and Friends of Blue Gum will be running several food stalls and we need some helpers.

We’re running a BBQ stall, a cake stall, soup stall and of course the ever popular with the kids – decorate a cupcake stall. We will need people with grilling prowess, customer service skills or maybe you’d rather do some baking at home and bring in your wears to be sold. All proceeds will be going directly back to the school.

If you can help out on the day please sign up at

If you want to bake instead or as well, please send us an email at letting us know what you plan on baking. If it’s cupcakes for the decorate a cupcake stall they need to be vanilla with no icing. If it’s something for the cake stall please make sure it’s nut and alcohol free.

Also please make sure you bring your own mug on the day for some tasty soup as we’re trying to reduce our waste.



Working Bee and Pizza Party

Come and celebrate democracy day at the

Working Bee!!!

Followed by Pizza Lunch….

Saturday 18th May

10am – Midday

If you’re happy it’s election day and want a way to celebrate or if you need a constructive outlet for all your pent up political rage then we have the answer for you…. The Working Bee!!!!!

Plus once you’ve worked up a sweat Families & Friends of Blue Gum will be providing a pizza lunch at the Dickson Preschool Campus. Everyone at the Hackett working bee should come down & join us for food and political discourse.

So come to the working bee and let’s make our kids playgrounds beautiful together.

Term 2 General Meeting

Wednesday 22nd May


Connections through Clay

The meeting will be held in the Hackett Campus Meeting Room then continue in the Artyology Studio.

Come and hear about what the committee has been doing, then we’ll be heading up to Blue Gum’s Artyology Studio with Arts Director Mikki Trail for a hands-on session!


A little bit about us

Families & Friends of Blue Gum (FFBG) is our school’s version of a P&C. We hold 1 general meeting per term, usually on Wednesday of week 4 which is open to ALL Blue Gum parents and carers. Typically this meeting includes an update from the FFBG president on recent and upcoming events, Q & A session with Maureen Hartung (Blue Gum’s Executive Director) and a parent information session on a particular topic. These sessions highlight the educational philosophies that guide the Blue Gum educational approach. If you really want to know how Blue Gum educators teach, what they do in the classroom and why, then this is the way to find out.

If you’re keen to show your support for the school in a tangible way then get involved with FFBG. Come to the meetings and have your say, find out what is going on, lend a hand, and be inspired by our fabulous educators. Help support this fantastic school that you have picked for your children!

If being on the committee is not for you due to time constraints or any other reason, but you’d like to help out at Blue Gum community events (such as Slow Sunday, Learning Adventures, ordering lunch after working bee or other FFBG events), please email Families and Friends of Blue Gum at with your contact details. We’ll add your name to an email list and let you know when events are coming up, what tasks we need help with and you can let us know if you can contribute.

Also you can check us out on Facebook at Families & Friends of Blue Gum Community School

We look forward to meeting you during the year!

Pizza Party after the Working Bee

Don’t forget this Saturday the 2nd March is the Term 1 Working Bee at Blue Gum, 10am til midday. Time to beautify our school grounds!

After you’ve worked up a sweat Families & Friends of Blue Gum will be providing a pizza lunch. We’ll be hosting at the Hackett campus so if you’re working at our Dickson Preschool please come on over and join us for some tasty lunch and chat. BYO drinks

Annual General Meeting for 2019

Annual General Meeting

Wednesday 6th March


Hackett Campus Meeting Room

Q&A for Blue Gum Parents –

Discipline or How to Tackle Children’s Behaviour


Information about joining Families & Friends of Blue Gum:

We are holding our Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 6th of March at 7:30pm and if you have ever thought about joining the committee or how you could help out or be more involved with Blue Gum then this is your opportunity. We are looking for enthusiastic parents to join our ranks and give their perspective on all things Blue Gum.

You would need to be available for all committee meetings which are held at 7:30pm at the Hackett campus 2-3 nights a term. Usually in week 2, week 4 and extra ones when we have a big event to organise like Slow Sunday.

General members will be required to give their opinion on a range of topics, raise any issues they have or have heard of and help out with any events we run. If you feel like doing a little more you could take on a office bearing position. The President keeps us organised, runs the meetings and liaises with Maureen (Blue Gum’s managing director). The Vice-President supports the president and stands in for them if they are unwell. The Secretary takes minutes at all our meetings and keeps the paperwork up to date and the Treasurer is in charge of the money (maintains our float, banks our takings and reimburses people).

Every parent and child contributes to Blue Gum but every year a few special people must step forward and take on a special challenge. Do you have what it takes? Do you dare to throw your hat into the ring and be nominated for the Families and Friends of Blue Gum Committee? If you do, be at the AGM and raise your hand for a position on the committee!

In case you need more incentive there will be wine and nibbles so come on down to the Hackett Campus meeting room have a drink, give your feedback and maybe even join the committee!!