Parent Network News

Father’s Day Breakfast

Tickets are now on sale for the De La Salle College Parent Network Father’s Day Breakfast to be held on Thursday 22 August at 7:15am in the Gym. Don’t miss out! Click here to book your tickets.

A ticket must be purchased for each parent/carer and each student attending. No refunds will be given for cancellations.

The Parent Network is looking for volunteers to assist with preparation and set up for this event on Wednesday 21 August from 1:00pm to 3:00pm and serving and clean up on Thursday 22 August from 6:00am until about 10:30am. If you are able to assist please advise your availability via the e‑form by clicking here. Enquiries to

Christmas In July Dinner

Last Saturday 120 parents and staff pulled on their dancing shoes to celebrate “Christmas in July”.  Merrimu Receptions was transformed into a Christmas wonderland and a very festive night was had by all.

Guests were greeted by De La Salle College’s very talented student jazz band who set the scene with their Christmas themed music to accompany the pre-dinner drinks and canapés.  The great music continued throughout the night with Lady & The Tramp who drew the crowds onto the dance floor.

A special thank you to Cate Robertson, Sharon Herdman and Jo McAuliffe for bringing the whole night together! The attention to detail was amazing and the countless hours spent by these ladies in preparation, organisation and then clean up on Sunday morning, is very much appreciated.

A highlight of the night was a trip to the “sweet table”, dripping with delicacies including gingerbread houses, brownies, rocky road, chocolates, marshmallows….and more!  Many thanks to our talented bakers Sam Pickering, Cate Robertson, Jo McAuliffe, Sharon Herdman, Lou Harris and Michelle Peterson for providing a delicious selection of treats to top off the meal.

Thank you also to College Photographer Jonathan Hewett for capturing the essence of the night on film, to Angela Carlino for managing all things administrative and to Michelle Peterson and Lou Harris for their assistance with the beautiful decorations.

Thanks also to the following sponsors who provided some fantastic donations for the Door Prizes and Raffle.

Please click here to view more of the festivities in our Christmas in July Photo Gallery!

Mrs Meagan Selkirk
President, De La Salle College Parent Network

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