Parent Network News

The first few weeks of Term 1 have provided some great examples of the Parent Network building the 2020 De La Salle College community.

Year 7 Parent Welcome

On Thursday 13 February the Peppercorn Café was abuzz with conversation and excitement with over 120 Year 7 parents in attendance at the Year 7 Welcome Evening. Congratulations to all involved in delivering a fantastic start to the 2020 Parent Network calendar proper!

A special thank you to the following people who made the night such a great success:

  • The fabulous Year 7 Year Level Reps, Bron Kenworthy, Lynda Exell and Sharon De Jager, who did an amazing job greeting and serving our guests
  • Mary Martin, Letecya Stacey, Sonya Ryan and Greg Selkirk our set-up/serve/clean up and purchasing team
  • Angela Carlino for all her work behind the scenes in making the event possible
  • Albert and Maria from the Peppercorn Café, our hardworking caterers

Primary Welcome BBQ

Last Thursday evening over 70 Primary parents, students and teachers took over Kinnoull Oval to enjoy games, BBQ food and lots of socializing! Thank you to Michelle Peterson and Lou Harris who once again organised the event, including arranging games for the students to play and encouraging a great turn out. Thanks also to Tim Hogan and the VCAL students for feeding our hungry Primary families and to the College staff, in particular the Primary Teachers, for making the time to join in welcoming the Primary families of 2020.

Year 9 Holy Eucharist Welcome Mass and BBQ

On Sunday 23 February the 2020 Year 9s were treated to a BBQ in the sunshine after celebrating mass with the Holy Eucharist community. About 75 De La Salle students and families attended the event, bringing attendance up over 200 people. There was quite a crowd with people enjoying the shady areas, queuing for a sausage in bread and students playing basketball.

Thank you to our Year 9 YLRS, James McEniry and Kirsten Bell, who did an amazing job organising the event, including collecting donations, purchasing supplies, recruiting and coordinating volunteers, setting up, cleaning up – and cooking sausages! Thanks to our volunteers, as well as Angela Carlino and Patricia D’Arcy for helping with the logistics in preparation for this event.

The Parent Network would like to acknowledge the support of Aldi Carnegie, Bakers Delight Carnegie and Woolworths Carnegie. These sponsors donated items for the BBQ that allowed us to make this a free event at minimal cost to the Parent Network.

Trivia Night 2020

Have you started organising your table for the return of the De La Salle College Parent Network Trivia Night?? The word is that staff and parents from across the De La Salle community are busy swatting up on their trivia for what promises to be an entertaining evening. Make sure you save the date! More details to follow.

2020 Parent Network Events

Please add the dates of our upcoming events to your 2020 diary.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Date Event Venue
Thursday 23 April  Parent Social Evening  TBA 
Wednesday 6 May  Mother’s Day Breakfast  Gym 
Saturday 1 August  Trivia Night  Gym 
Thursday 27 August  Father’s Day Breakfast  Gym 

If you are interested in being involved in assisting with any of these events please email your details to

Meagan Selkirk
President, Parent Network Committee

Back to The Duce Issue 2020 02 - 27 February 2020