As we reach the halfway point in the year, I hope your boys are enjoying a more settled year after the disruptions in 2020.
I just wanted to update you on the activities of the Auxiliary so far this year. Our aim this year is to focus on fundraising and providing the boys with some fun and support throughout the year.
Movie Under the Stars – regrettably, with the hangover of COVID restrictions in the early part of the year, we were unable to hold our Movie Under the Stars welcome event. As it is usually an opportunity for parents and boys to come together at of the year, we had to rely on individual year groups to coordinate their own ‘get togethers’ as restrictions on group numbers remained in place. We hope we are back under the stars at the start of 2022!
Mother’s Day Events – fortunately we were able to curate a selection of gifts for our Mother’s Day Stall for the boys this year, after the cancellation last year. The boys love to shop and select gifts for their Mums, and it a rewarding event to be a part of, watching and helping the boys decide on gifts as well as having the opportunity to raise some funds for the Auxiliary. Thank you to all parents who supported their boys to buy from the stall, and hopefully our Mums enjoyed receiving their gifts on Mother’s Day. Restrictions didn’t quite ease enough for us to host our planned Mother and Son Breakfast. However, Mr Dunn has committed to including a Mother and Son breakfast event in the coming months for Years 3-6, similar to the events the school runs for fathers and sons, so you’ll receive further updates as these dates and logistic are coordinated.
Food – at the end of last term we also provided an opportunity for families to buy Hot Cross Buns for Easter, and Rafael’s Bakery in Haberfield did a wonderful job in providing fabulous fresh buns for the boys to bring home. We also held a Gelato Day for the boys, and Pizza Day was today!
Support – in terms of expenditure this year, we have committed to providing the Year 6 boys with their Year 6 Polo Shirts, and will be contributing to their end of year celebrations as always. We have also just committed to support the Junior School’s Green Patch initiative, and the Auxiliary will be contributing $25,000 to provide fixed and portable planter boxes.
As the second term draws to a close we are now coordinating products for our Father’s Day stall, which will take place on Friday 27 August as well as organising our Auxiliary and charity fundraiser ’Obstacool Walk-a-thon’ for early September – a fun day for the boys on an inflatable obstacle course.
Thanks to everyone who has supported the Auxiliary so far this year. We look forward to further supporting the boys as the year progresses.
Best wishes for remainder of the year,