What a fabulous evening it was last night – thank you VERY much for your wonderful presence and good humour at our very first community COLOUR RUN!
Your support of our hardworking P&F team, our exceptionally generous and hardworking staff and ultimately, our whole school community, is very much appreciated.
A very special thank you to the P&F team for all their hard work and planning:
and Nicole Grima
(Bec’s Mum was due to fly back to the UK the same night, so it was particularly generous of her to stay and make sure everything ran smoothly.)
A HUGE thank you to OUR SPECIAL PARENT HELPERS who assisted at the bbq and around the course – you were really wonderful!
A few unsung heroes are people like Alison McEniery who always does so much ‘behind the scenes’ – at all P&F functions.
Chris McEniery who always turns up to support his amazing wife and last night was no exception – he slaved away over a hot bbq to cook sausages all night long! Both Alison and Chris quietly and generously serve our community with little fuss or fanfare and as this is their daughter’s final year here at St Em’s, they will leave big shoes to fill 🙂
Paul Gates, Board member and St Em’s dad ,organised all our signs including the many colour splats around our school –from Discus Digital Printing – despite his very busy life – they all looked fabulous!
Glenn Cogger our groundsman, spent the better part of the day pruning, checking that all areas were safe for the run, marked out the track, set up all the bollards and bunting and stayed to pack everything away at the end of the night..
Anthony Bruyns, one of our Year 6 dads gave up much of his own time organising our sound for the evening and he did a fantastic job, amidst visiting his daughter in hospital after an appendix operation.
Mark Grima, one of our very talented parents, once again did an awesome job entertaining us all!
Mrs Gillian Norris, Mrs Rachael Visser and Miss Olivia Norris – our incredible Admin team, fielded phone calls, followed up queries, coordinated rosters, and so much more, ,always with a smile and a spring in their step – you are so special!
The BEE DELIGHTED Coffee Vanprovided a great service and are good friends of St Emilie’s.
Unfortunately, the HOLY CHIP FOOD TRUCK let us down and consequently this put our bbq helpers under a lot of pressure to provide extra meals that had not been accounted for.
We sincerely apologise to those who had to queue for their meal and we really thank those who were able to see how hard all our volunteers were working to solve the problem and waited so patiently and graciously.
From the smilies on children’s faces, much fun was had and many lovely memories were made!
To those who couldn’t make the night but dropped in a donation – you are simply wonderful!
And to those who had tickets to see Taylor Swift, but still zoomed around the course so your children didn’t miss the event – you too are absolutely awesome and we hope you managed to ‘shake it off’ and have a fabulous time there too!
May everyone’s weekend be a really happy one and we look forward to joining you again at our whole school end of year CONCERT on Friday 30th November.
The St Emilie’s P&FCOLOURFUNRUNFundraiser is to be held on the 19th of October (Friday,Week 2,Term 4) and families are asked to really get behind our school by starting to collect sponsors between now and then.
After the run there will be music, really yummy food and refreshing drinks on sale to help families have a really awesome experience with friends, family and staff!
So in a nutshell, we are hoping to make this event a great family experience by being both a $$$ FUND raiser and a community 🙂 FUN raiser!
What to do:
Circle the Colour Run date on your calendar and invite family and friends to do the same!
Read through the P&F Colour Run Information Pagewhich explains how to create a Student Profile Page.
In addition to the onlineStudent Profile, they will also receive a paper copy of a sponsor sheet and a plastic bag for monies, however we would encourage most families to use the online option as much as possible and to closely supervise your children if they are visiting a neighbour (or other) for sponsorship.
If you collect monies in person, parents are asked to then transfer this amount to the online sponsor form. This way money can be tracked easily and kept safe.
Money raised will go towards the purchase of a number of different resources, opportunities and major capital items which will ultimately benefit all children in our school.
We will use the money raised to help towards the purchase of:
Classroom RESOURCES and EQUIPMENT across the school
Maintaining the MATHLETICS program
Providing a DANCE teacher throughout Term 4
Maintaining the LITERACY PRO program
Contributing to the purchase of SHADE SAILS over the back playground areas
Contributing to the purchase of a new PHONE/INTERCOM system throughout the whole school
Contributing to the cost of SOUND AND LIGHTING for the bi-annual end of year Family Concert ….
We are really relying on every family to support this one whole school fundraiser for the year.
While we are hoping every child will have the opportunity to actively participate on the day (Mums and Dads are also welcome to join in on the fun), if for some reason your family will be unable to make this date, then a family donation of at least $30.00 is asked for, to help us meet our fundraising target for the year.
We all know that kids – both big and small will love the experience and that is of course what it is all about! Please try to sound excited and positive and help to make the event a really happy memory for your family and our school!
Does my child (or I) need to be a runner to do this?
NO. The St Emilie’s Colour Fun Run event is all about a colour crazy afternoon with friends and family. You can run, walk, crawl, or cartwheel if you wish!
Can I run with my dog/cat/turtle?
No. For the safety of runners and animal friends, animals are not invited.
How is the colour administered along the course?
You will see smiling faces along the course whose main goal is to douse you in colourful powder to ensure that you look like you ran through a beautiful rainbow by the time you cross the finish line.
What if my child (or I) want to participate but not have colour thrown at us?
This is fine – we will be having a non-colour route as well!
Is The Color Run safe?
The health and safety of participants is paramount. The Colour Run has been hosted at more than 500 global events with more than four million participants and the company is committed to staging safe and secure events.
Will the colour ruin clothes or running shoes?
The colour mostly washes out after the event. As with anything dirty, the sooner you wash it the better. We suggest wearing clothes that you wouldn’t mind getting colourful.
How does the color affect the inside of cars?
Bring some towels for the inside of your car, or a change of clothes just in case.
Do the colours affect vision or breathing?
The colour powder used at The Colour Run is all certified non-toxic and free of any heavy metals. Colors are a combination of cornstarch, baking soda, and FD&C dyes. Nonetheless, we will be keeping it out of your eyes and colour throwers will make sure to aim low as you pass by. Some Colour Runners may opt to wear glasses or goggles for their eyes and use a bandana or dust mask for their mouths.
Are cameras and phones safe to have in the colour zones?
To be totally safe we would recommend covering cameras/phones with a protective dust wrap.
What happens if there is bad weather?
A little rain won’t stop the event -it just makes the colour brighter! If there are major weather warnings ie thunder and lightning, then the event will be cancelled.
What if I have a super sweet question that isn’t answered here?
Please feel free to email or phone the Office and we will ensure that we find an answer for you!
This night is time for you and your child to share learning together -please make it count – be enthusiastic and positive!
In addition to going to your child’s classroom, please make sure you visit – THE NUMERACY EXPO in the hall and the BOOK FAIR in the library.
It is important to note that the Open Night is not the time or place to discuss student learning or behaviour concerns with your teacher- this needs to be done in a pre-arranged two-way meeting time.
Parents are expected to keep their children with them the whole time (unless a child has been asked to ‘host’ at a particular display as prearranged).
Young children and toddlers must be carefully supervised at all times and not permitted to touch classroom equipment etc.
Parents are reminded how much time and effortgoes into setting up for Open Nights – please take a moment to thank staff for their efforts. These opportunities only happen through hard work, generosity and a team effort and should never be just taken for granted. A quick email or a word of thanks puts a spring in the step of end of term teachers, who give so much to your children and our school, in so many different ways.
Mass starts at 6pm – parents are asked to please be considerate and not park in the church carpark, thank you. Some families may like to attend Mass after the Open Night – you are of course very welcome.
We are looking forward to seeing you tomorrow night and trust that you will enjoy a wonderful opportunity to affirm,thank and encourage your children!