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Monday, September 12, 2016

Families & Friends of Wentworth - THANK YOU TO PARENTS & GRANDPARENTS - 12 SEPTEMBER 2016

I would like to thank the many parents and grandparents who attended the prop making and sewing evening last Wednesday. The contribution of your time and effort is much appreciated and has assisted in ensuring that the performers at the school production will be the best attired actors on the coast. Thank you to Mandy Houseman for helping organise the costumes and the sewing evening.

Chris Donovan

Families & Friends of Wentworth - SCHOOL PRODUCTION - SEWING BEE - WEDNESDAY 7 SEPTEMBER 2016


The school Production is well underway.  We are holding a Sewing Working Bee on Wednesday 7 September at 7pm at the school.  BYOB and a small plate of nibbles to share. No children are to attend this working bee for obvious reasons.  Thank you.
If you have any queries please contact Mandy Houseman on 021-0700-579.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Families & Friends of Wentworth - " SCHOOL DISCO " Planning Meeting Thursday 16 June 2016, 2:15pm

The Disco planning meeting is this Thursday 2.15pm at the school for those who can make it. If you work and are helping out with the disco, we can email you the updates and if you can please feedback your comments before this Thursday so that we can see if we are on schedule, that would be appreciated.  Thankyou for all of your help!
We will look at having evening meetings starting next term.

WWFF

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Families & Friends of Wentworth - SCHOOL DISCO - HELP REQUIRED PLEASE

For the school disco we need someone to help facilitate a photo-booth "Western Style".  If you have a camera and want to join the fun on disco night and help with the photo booth can you please contact the school office and leave your contact details. The Disco is being held on 24 June from 6pm-8pm.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Families & Friends of Wentworth - School Disco Meeting - Thursday 19 May 2016

Families & Friends of Wentworth - " SCHOOL DISCO "
A meeting will be held this Thursday 19 May at 2.15pm at the Primary school for any parents who would like to be involved with organising the School Disco.  Come along & put your thoughts and ideas forward.  Everyone welcome!
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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Families & Friends of Wentworth - Meeting and Christmas Party

Christmas party ideas coming together and flyers to be distributed to each child this coming Friday.
As a community gesture this time of year WWFF would like to ask parents to bring non-perishable goods to go into a hamper on the evening to donate to a community organisation for those in need at Christmas.

Games will come together following picnic dinners with some old fashioned fun – three legged race, egg-spoon race etc parent and child participation encouraged.
The school choir is currently practicing some singing for the evening thanks to Chris Sancto, and Shelli McLeish 

The evening will rap up with Santa who has been chosen and will be travelling on the fire truck from Manly station approx. 7.30pm, with a supply of ready made lolly parcels for the children, Santa suit kindly donated by Jenny Lucas.

Chris Donovan to check on availability of the gymnasium in the event of a rainy day.

Discussion about the school orientation booklet with ideas of content coming together, this will be introduced in term 1 of 2015.


Next meeting is to be held Tuesday 2 December 2.00pm at the school.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Families & Friends of Wentworth - Next Meeting

The next meeting of the Wentworth Friends & Families will be Tuesday 18th November at 2pm

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Families & Friends of Wentworth - Next Meeting Date 20th October 2014

The next meeting will be Monday 20th  October at 2.00pm (first day of term) at the school, all welcome, we’d love your help.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Families & Friends of Wentworth - Pre-Production Arrangements

Thanks to those who attended the meeting on Wednesday at the school, we are forming a good strong group of people who wish to assist the school and we all have talents to offer.

The school production costumes are looking fantastic and we discussed ongoing preparation for the 2 rehearsals coming up on the Friday and Monday prior to the show night. Make-up and hair are now on the agenda, we also discussed feeding the cast prior to the show and will need access to the school tech kitchen, the show time has been recommended to start now at 6.30pm which may suit more parents especially those travelling from the city. An email will be sent to parents with the new show time.

Carol and Lisa have volunteered to photograph the children.

We are talking term 4 and pulling together some events for parents and children to enjoy together hopefully one evening in the school grounds once the weather warms, there is also some talk of Christmas carols and if anyone has any music talent to help with the children we need to hear from you.

We are wanting to prepare a school orientation booklet for the 2015 year especially useful for new families in the school, we need your feedback of the content, so please could you send in suggestions as this will come together in term 4. If you are good at desk-top publishing – we need you.

Watch this space for more confirmed details once we have discussed ideas with the school, the next meeting will be Monday 29 October at 2.00pm (first day of term) at the school, all welcome, we’d love your help.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Wentworth Primary Quiz Night Attendance

An evening out with about 28 of our parents and teachers combined gave us 4 strong teams entering in the Whangaparaoa Golf Club quiz night. This was highly enjoyable evening with lots of laughs and a good opportunity to meet other families from our school. Team Twerkers (predominantly teachers representation) which is apparently some sort of a dance, came 4th equal with team ‘ In The Dark’ out of 20 tables entered. Team ‘Wentworth Correctional Officers’ and ‘The Jaffas’ (boasting a large packet of Jaffa sweets) weren’t far behind in the scoring. The highlight of the evening was Kim and Jenny Brabant’s ticket being drawn for ‘play your cards right’ and selecting all of the correct cards to win a whopping $610.00 – well done!

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Dinner and Quiz Evening 5th September 2014

Today is the last chance to put your names down for the Dinner and Quiz Evening this coming Friday 5th September at the Whangaparaoa Golf Club. We are hoping to have 3 full tables so please if you are interested could you RSVP to Sylvie today. Doors open at 6.00pm, quiz begins at 7.30pm, dinner is the popular carvery or a la carte menu. If you are new to the school this is a chance to meet some of our parents and teachers socially. Come and support our first social event for Wentworth Family and Friends.


Costumes for the school production are well underway, more information will be sent to you shortly on individual outfits.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Costume Meeting Now on Thursday 21st August

Thanks to those who attended the catch-up this week 13/08 for coffee, cake, social chat and to discuss upcoming school support for term 3. The big news is we are inviting you as parents and staff to a dinner evening with Quiz at the local golf club Friday 5 September – invites to be sent out shortly, please RSVP by 29 August. This is an opportunity to come together socially meet others within the school and have some fun.

The primary are very excited about the upcoming school production and the school have asked Friends and Family to manage the costumes. A notice was in this week's newsletter out to the asking for anyone who is interested in assisting with costume organisation to please contact Mandy Houseman on 021 0700579, Mandy has kindly volunteered to manage the team. The production date has been moved to Wednesday 24 September so we are eager to get things underway and be ready for the show. 

Please note that there is a Family and Friends meeting this Thursday 21st August at 2.00pm at school. The meeting will be to discuss the school production and assistance with costumes for people that can donate time and energy, please contact Mandy Houseman, on 021 0700579 for more details.

We are looking at forming an orientation folder for new families attending the school. Any ideas of content i.e. useful information which would assist newcomers to settle into the school and the area, we would appreciate your feedback. This will be designed and put together with a view to introducing in the 2015 new school year.


Thursday, August 14, 2014

School Production Updates

The primary are very excited about the upcoming school production and the school have asked Friends and Family to manage the costumes. A notice will go out to the parents/families asking for anyone who is interested in assisting with costume organisation to please contact Mandy Houseman on 021 0700579, Mandy has volunteered to manage the team.
The production date has been moved to Wednesday 24 September so we are eager to get things underway and be ready for the show. Costume team meeting next Wednesday 2.00pm at the school.

Quiz Night - Invite to all Parents and Staff Members

Thanks to those who attended the catch-up this week 13/08 for coffee, cake, social chat and to discuss upcoming school support for term 3.
The big news is we are inviting you as parents and staff to a dinner evening with Quiz at the local golf club Friday 5 September – invites to be sent out shortly, please RSVP by 29 August. This is an opportunity to come together socially meet others within the school and have some fun.



Sunday, August 3, 2014

School Production:

Thank you to those who attended last Wednesday's catch-up.  We discussed a few things for this term.

This year's School Production is a Western Musical.  Parents, please keep in mind any clothing that may be suitable for your child’s costume, i.e. checked shirts, jeans, vests, and cowboy hats.  Notices will be sent  out from the school in due course.

Maths Week is 11-16th August and parents are invited to compete alongside the children on the morning of Thursday, 15th August for a team Maths event from 11am. We need parents from each class to be represented, so if you are interested, please speak to Mandy Houseman (Years 0-1), Jenny Brabant (Years 2-3), Lisa Cruz (Years 4-5), or Chrissy Wadsworth (Year 6) if you can come along.

Hygiene:  The children have all been asked to keep the spread of coughs and colds to a minimum by using the hand sanitizer gel and tissues supplied in each classroom, and by coughing/sneezing into their “armbows”. Good correct washing of their hands also goes a long way to prevent germs from spreading. Please regularly encourage your children to do these simply things - they really work!

Social Parent Dinner:  We are organising our first social parent dinner this term.  This will be a great opportunity to meet other parents and grandparents.  The date and venue is still to be confirmed so watch this space…

 Next catch-up  is Wednesday, 14 August 2 pm at the school. ALL WELCOME.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Support Needed

If you have a child at our school then you are automatically part of Family and Friends of Wentworth and we ask for your support, ideas and a little contribution of your time throughout the school year. We are here to welcome new families into the school, provide support for the school’s social functions in the school calendar, and bring the school community together to enhance the unique culture of Wentworth Primary and its values. We are not a PTA; we have no committee.  We get together on a fortnightly basis for a coffee and a relaxed chat – we Need You to come along and make it happen!

Monday, July 28, 2014

Thanks for the memories!

Wow - what a wonderful turnout for our school disco!  Thank you to everyone who attended and supported the event which raised over $1400.00 towards the school’s annual World Vision donation. Thank you letters are being sent to all those local businesses who donated items for our successful raffle. Photos from the photo booth will be distributed this week.

Thank you also to every family who made a donation for the Langridge gift which was very kindly accepted and is hugely appreciated by the whole family.

Wentworth Families and Friends will be meeting this Wednesday afternoon at the school from 2.00pm in the school meeting room.  We will be discussing how we can support the school this term and ideas for the social calendar are welcome. If you are unable to attend please email the school with any suggestions.  All Welcome.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Families and Friends of Wentworth School Disco 4th July

30th June 2014
The Families and Friends of Wentworth met today to finalise the arrangements for the Primary school disco on 4th July. There is a real buzz and excitement and it looks like it will be a great event.
Don’t forget to come dressed in your best beach gear. Dancing and music will start at 6.00pm and all proceeds go to our World Vision Sponsorship. Come prepared to dance and have fun, there will also be raffles available with some great prizes.
There will be a designated parents area available, please BYO plate and refreshments/beverages.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Next Families and Friends of Wentworth Meeting

The next meeting of the Families and Friends of Wentworth is on Monday 30th June, 10:30am at Wentworth Primary School. At this meeting we will be finalising arrangements for the School Disco.
All welcome to come along.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Families and Friends of Wentworth - 20th June 2014

Welcome to our very first Family and Friends of Wentworth blog. If you have a child at our school then you are automatically part of Family and Friends of Wentworth and we ask for your support, ideas and a little contribution of your time throughout the school year. We are here to welcome new families into the school, support towards the school’s social functions in the school calendar and bring the school community together enhancing the unique culture of Wentworth Primary and its values. We are not a PTA, we have no committee, but we hope to get together on a regular basis for a coffee and a relaxed chat – we hope you can make it!

Currently we are talking SCHOOL DISCO – coming up 4 July – if anyone has access to a photo booth or Kodak Polaroid cameras please let us know - ! Next meeting Friday 11.00am 35 Swann Beach Road, Stanmore Bay.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

‘Families and Friends of Wentworth’ is a body of parents and friends whose children either attend or have attended Wentworth Primary.

They are passionate about Wentworth Primary and aspire to continue to promote the unique character of the school with its focus on the family and values.

In addition, Families & Friends of Wentworth are here to welcome new families into the school and provide support for the school’s social functions in the school calendar.