From the Principal
The Parents and Friends Annual General Meeting will be held in our brand new Kurrajong, Centre for Senior Learning at 5:45pm on Wednesday 12 August. The Parents and Friends Association plays an important role in supporting the College and providing opportunities for parent engagement in the College. All parents and supporters of the College are welcome to attend. At the meeting I will report on the changing aspects of the environment in which our College operates, the things we have accomplished in Terms 2 and 3 and some visions for the future. The meeting will also be an opportunity for us to meet for the first time, as we explore the new Kurrajong building followed by refreshments.
Please RSVP for this event so that we can ensure a COVID-safe environment for all who attend. You can RSVP by following this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdKhFQ5uuw4SCCruuDaTSEAoTNoMnpnQfFCCBnVAlUGKMmHIQ/viewform
Even though there have been no new cases of COVID-19 in our district this week, the College decided to cancel our involvement in GBC Sport this weekend. Although government regulations allow us to participate in inter-school sporting events, it would be irresponsible for us to travel to another part of Brisbane before the 2-week period since the last case was present in our local community has lapsed. Instead, our students will play against each other this weekend using our own facilities. This will also allow us to ensure our COVID-safe plan for sport is adequate without the pressure of outside visitors.
Next week, we can look forward to a long weekend as the College observes the Ekka Holiday on Friday 14 August.
My best wishes
From the Chaplain
This year I have had the pleasure of volunteering with an amazing community that support and connect people in our local Ipswich area. Orange Sky has been having conversations with our homeless friends for 6 years. Nic and Lucas, two young local Brisbane men in their early 20’s began Orange Sky and offered the world’s first free mobile laundry service for people experiencing homelessness. Their first van was installed with two washing machines and driers and was called Sudsy. Their mission is to positively connect communities by providing clean laundry, a warm shower and genuine conversation.
This Homelessness Week (August 2-8), I am supporting Orange Sky to share stories from the 1 in 200 Australians currently doing it tough. You can support me by making a donation to my Sudsy Challenge page and help me raise funds for Orange Sky so they can continue helping people in need.
Check out my fundraising page here: https://www.thesudsychallenge.com/fundraisers/erikawilliams
Reverend Erika Williams