Parent Network News

De La Salle Race Day

Caulfield Racecourse was again the venue of the annual De La Salle Race Day. The Peter J Lawrence Room was alive with the excitement of a day featuring the latest fashion, delicious food and of course, a full card of races. Actor/Comedian and De La Salle dad Jim Russell entertained the guests as MC. The day was sponsored by Myer Chadstone and Melbourne Racing Club Caulfield.

The highlight of the day was the Myer Chadstone Fashion Parade, hosted by Myer Chadstone Personal Shopper Mark Forsyth, an Old Collegian of De La Salle, and Sharon Herdman, a De La Salle parent. Once again the gorgeous hats of Mary Rose Millinery were on show.

Jockeys Craig Williams and Sam Hyland shared their knowledge of the track with guests as well as some of the more personal aspects of their racing and life journeys.

As one of the major fund raising events on the College calendar the day would not have been possible without the hard work of a small dynamic group of parents, especially Cate Robertson, Louisa Salmon, Liz Scott, Jo McAuliffe, Eva Mihalidis and Sharon Herdman.

Special thanks also to Year 11 student Addison Rowland for his musical contribution and to John Morgan for pounding the streets and collecting items for our raffles.

Upcoming events

Another major focus for Term 3 is our Father’s Day breakfast, to be held in the Gymnasium on Wednesday 26 August. Our guest speaker is Darren Crocker, Senior Assistant Coach, North Melbourne Football Club. Thank you to Erik Quitt for volunteering to co-ordinate the event and to the many parents who have volunteered to assist with set-up and clean-up.

This year’s Annual General Meeting will be held on Tuesday 20 October and we have a bit of everything with the business meeting, presentation of certificates and fun awards and an informal nibbles and drinks. Please consider joining us on the committee in 2016 and include the date in your diary or calendar. Further details to come.

Other dates:

Thursday 29 October – An evening Fashion Parade (Veducci Fashion Spring/Summer range) venue to be confirmed
Saturday 21 November – All school Parent Social Evening
Thursday 26 November – Primary School Picnic

2015 Ashes Series Official Cricket Australia Travel Shirts

The Parent Network has received a generous donation of some 2015 Ashes Series Official Cricket Australia Travel Shirts.

We are selling these polo shirts as a fundraiser for $20 each. See atachment for design, size and more details.

To purchase click here

If you have any questions or would like to be involved in the Parent Network, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Cate Robertson and Louisa Salmon
Parent Network Co-presidents

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