Please find below some information that we hope will assist us with the smooth running of the School Disco on Friday the 4th August – and will assist you in planning your time and family 🙂
There will be staff and nominated Yr 6 students assisting with supervision of children. While we understand that some parents may be a little reluctant to leave their child (particularly Kindy & PP parents), this is a great way for children to experience something new, in a safe space with familiar staff faces.
Please read the info below carefully as it will hopefully clarify any questions you may have. Please phone the Office if you need any further clarification.
Tickets for the disco are $5.00 – paid upon arrival at the door.
Snacks will be on sale at the hall from 4pm – 4.40pm ( K-2 Junior disco) and 5.30pm – 6.10pm (Yr 3 – Yr 6).
WHAT TO WEAR
Please do not get overly worried about the ‘dress-up’ part of the disco… the ‘Disney’ theme leaves a lot of room for the imagination and hopefully you won’t need to go out and buy or hire anything expensive.
We have spoken to the children that it is important to keep it simple and if you can’t manage a costume just come as you are 🙂
It is important that children wear practical shoes–no high heels.
The Novelty and Snack Stall will be open 4pm – 7pm and on sale in the hall meeting room.
Make sure that children have a little wallet or purse in which they can keep money safe.
No food or drinks can be taken into the hall – these are to be consumed when purchased, or on the way home.
TEA AND COFFEE
Tea and coffee is available for parents in the NEW LEARNING HUB (located to the right of the school library and MPR and this is where the Wine and Cheese Evening will be happening also).
KINDY -YEAR 2 DISCO
4.30pm – 5.30pm
Please understand that with eight classes discoing and playing games in the hall, it doesn’t leave any room for parents in there too.
If you wish to stay and wait, you are invited to walk across to the new Learning Hub and have a chat and perhaps share a glass of wine or a cuppa with other parents.
Any siblings younger than Kindy age are to be strictly supervised by their parents at all times.
In the hall, children will be fully supervised by staff. Children will not be allowed to leave the hall until they are collected by their parent promptly at 5.30pm.
Children will be seated in year levels in the hall ready for you to collect them at 5.30pm.
Please note that after children from Year K-2 have been collected, they will not be permitted to re-enter the hall.
YEAR 3-YEAR 6 DISCO
6.00pm – 7.30pm
As no food or drink are permitted in the hall, Years 3-6 children are encouraged to bring their own water bottle for during the disco (other drinks are available for purchase before the disco, however they must be consumed before entering the hall). Please make sure that these bottles have a name on them!
Students can purchase snacks/drink from 5.15pm however they must remain under the supervision of their parent until 6.00pm when the disco commences.
Children from Yrs 3-6 are to be dropped to the hall door.
Parents are to collect their child from the hall promptly at 7.30pm. Children will not be allowed to leave the hall without a supervising adult.
Children will be seated in year levels ready for you to collect them.
(Please be mindful that staff and P&F helpers will all be needing to pack up and head home as soon after this as possible so everybody’s full cooperation is needed to take children home on time!)
Please note: While we recommend that parents do not stay at the disco, those who plan on staying rather than driving home and back again, are reminded that they are invited to come and support the P&F Wine and Cheese Evening at the new Learning Hub.
Not staying at the disco helps us to maintain supervision more easily; it gives your child some ‘safe’ freedom and promotes independence; it gives children more confidence to ‘have a go’ and get involved in the dancing and games without parents ‘watching on’.
Let’s remember that nothing in our school happens by magic. Every opportunity that your child is offered is the result of a lot of careful planning and the hard work, generosity of time, cooperation and goodwill of many staff and parents.
The way that you can show appreciation on a night such as this is by – following the rules; helping out where you can and by encouraging your children to be thankful and positive. Your modelling goes a long way to achieving this, thank you!
All children are expected to:.
- Know the boundaries – where they are allowed to be and where they are not to be.
- Understand that a disco is about joining in and making the night fun for everyone – this takes care and consideration.
- Bring and use their best manners, to put rubbish into the bins provided and to thank the staff and parents that are helping at the disco before they leave.
- Make sure that they are wearing sensible clothing (high heels are not practical or safe; and children need to be mindful of dressing modestly and age appropriately; please label clothing that might be taken off during the evening).
- Seek help from staff or one of the designated parent helpers if they need any help.
All parents are expected to:
- read the notes above and following them carefully.
- Be considerate of those who may be attending Friday night Mass i.e. leave parking bays right outside the church for parishioners
- Supervise siblings
- Turn up and leave on time
- Encourage children to thank parents and staff for the disco
- Be considerate in the parking area
- understand that only staff (and Yr 6 student helpers) who have been given permission prior to the disco are to be in the hall during the discos.
- Older high school siblings are not to come to the disco, thank you.
See you there and on your behalf we sincerely thank the P&F for organising this event and the staff for giving up their Friday night to support your children in having some social fun together!