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COMMUNITY

Friends of the Preparatory School ( FOPS )

The FOPS committee has , as always , been very busy in Term 3 . The committee has been kept busy supporting cross country and athletics carnivals as well as the largest Rugby Sevens tournament ever , fitting for the 10th anniversary of this competition .
Some 1000 meals were served over the course of a very busy day , with refined precision by our committee and volunteers . We enjoyed a beautiful sunny day , record raffle sales with fantastic prizes and a visit from Western Force players who answered questions and signed autographs . It was wonderful to share in our Guildford community spirit at its best .
Events like Rugby Sevens and all other FOPS events could not occur without team work . The FOPS committee is a hardworking team that work together to plan and execute this busy event calendar each year but I would like to draw your attention to our extended teams .
The Liaison Parents assist FOPS in our communication with parents , spread our enthusiasm and promote a sense of inclusive community . Our other important group is our team of volunteers . These parents selflessly donate their time to help out at all FOPS events . Without these parents we could not achieve what we do each year for the community . Thank you for being part of our team and for consistently being supportive .
The annual FOPS Quiz Night with a Bollywood theme , hosted by Quizza-me , was a resounding success and was wellattended by staff and parents from both
the Senior and Preparatory Schools . It was a very successful fundraising event and funds will be allocated to the Senior School Houses and Preparatory School projects by the P & F . We thank the community for their generous donations of raffle prizes .
Sheri-Lee Knoop-Bender FOPS President

From the BPA

2017 has been an interesting year for the boarding community . The news that Guildford Grammar School would be transitioning to a co-educational day and boarding school into the future was met with many mixed emotions from boarding families . However , as time has progressed and more details have been made available , most families are feeling more comfortable with the decision taken by the School . Change is often challenging and how we adjust takes time .
The boarding community was very appreciative of the date change to the start of the school year . Being able to celebrate Australia Day without a return to school and boarding was wonderful .
Many boarding families chose to spend the day together as a family – a significant and special time together before being separated for long periods of time once again . Retaining the three-week mid-year break has also been hugely enjoyed .
This year the boarding community has had significant financial support from the P & F . Improvements to security and maintenance have been noticeable throughout the year . Thank you to the BPA Committee , and all boarding and school staff for their considerable support and guidance throughout the year . Working together with boarding families , we aim to make boarding a caring , happy , friendly environment where lifelong friends and memories will be made .
Christine Brown BPA Chairperson
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COMMUNITY Friends of the Preparatory School (FOPS) The FOPS committee has, as always, been very busy in Term 3. The committee has been kept busy supporting cross country and athletics carnivals as well as the largest Rugby Sevens tournament ever, fitting for the 10th anniversary of this competition. Some 1000 meals were served over the course of a very busy day, with refined precision by our committee and volunteers. We enjoyed a beautiful sunny day, record raffle sales with fantastic prizes and a visit from Western Force players who answered questions and signed autographs. It was wonderful to share in our Guildford community spirit at its best. Events like Rugby Sevens and all other FOPS events could not occur without team work. The FOPS committee is a hardworking team that work together to plan and execute this busy event calendar each year but I would like to draw your attention to our extended teams. The Liaison Parents assist FOPS in our communication with parents, spread our enthusiasm and promote a sense of inclusive community. Our other important group is our team of volunteers. These parents selflessly donate their time to help out at all FOPS events. Without these parents we could not achieve what we do each year for the community. Thank you for being part of our team and for consistently being supportive. The annual FOPS Quiz Night with a Bollywood theme, hosted by Quizza-me, was a resounding success and was well- attended by staff and parents from both the Senior and Preparatory Schools. It was a very successful fundraising event and funds will be allocated to the Senior School Houses and Preparatory School projects by the P&F. We thank the community for their generous donations of raffle prizes. Sheri-Lee Knoop-Bender FOPS President From the BPA 2017 has been an interesting year for the boarding community. The news that Guildford Grammar School would be transitioning to a co-educational day and boarding school into the future was met with many mixed emotions from boarding families. However, as time has progressed and more details have been made available, most families are feeling more comfortable with the decision taken by the School. Change is often challenging and how we adjust takes time. The boarding community was very appreciative of the date change to the start of the school year. Being able to celebrate Australia Day without a return to school and boarding was wonderful. Many boarding families chose to spend the day together as a family – a s ₯Ή₯™₯…ΉΠ…ΉΝΑ•₯…°Ρ₯΅”Ρ½•Ρ‘•Θ‰•™½Ι”‰•₯ΉœΝ•Α…Ι…Ρ•™½Θ)±½ΉœΑ•Ι₯½‘́½˜Ρ₯΅”½Ή”……₯ΈΈI•Ρ…₯Ή₯ΉœΡ‘”Ρ‘Ι•”΅έ••¬΅₯΅ε•…Θ)‰Ι•…¬‘…́…±ΝΌ‰••Έ‘՝•±δ•Ή©½ε•Έ)Q‘₯́啅ȁё”‰½…Ι‘₯Ήœ½΅΅ΥΉ₯Ρ䁑…́‘…Ν₯Ή₯™₯…ΉΠ™₯Ή…Ή₯…°)ΝΥΑΑ½ΙЁ™Ι½΄Ρ‘”@™Έ%΅ΑΙ½Ω•΅•ΉΡ́ѼΝ•ΥΙ₯Ρ䁅Ή΅…₯ΉΡ•Ή…Ή”)‘…Ω”‰••ΈΉ½Ρ₯•…‰±”Ρ‘ɽ՝‘½ΥЁё”ε•…ΘΈQ‘…Ή¬ε½ΤΡΌΡ‘” A) ½΅΅₯ΡΡ•”°…Ή…±°‰½…Ι‘₯Ήœ…ΉΝ‘½½°ΝΡ…™˜™½ΘΡ‘•₯ȁ½ΉΝ₯‘•Ι…‰±”)ΝΥΑΑ½ΙЁ…ΉΥ₯‘…Ή”Ρ‘ɽ՝‘½ΥЁё”ε•…ΘΈ]½Ι­₯ΉœΡ½•Ρ‘•Θέ₯Ρ )‰½…Ι‘₯Ήœ™…΅₯±₯•Μ°έ”…₯΄ΡΌ΅…­”‰½…Ι‘₯Ήœ„…Ι₯Ήœ°‘…ΑΑ䰁™Ι₯•Ή‘±δ)•ΉΩ₯Ι½Ή΅•ΉΠέ‘•Ι”±₯™•±½Ήœ™Ι₯•Ή‘́…Ή΅•΅½Ι₯•Μέ₯±°‰”΅…‘”Έ) ‘Ι₯ΝΡ₯Ή” Ι½έΈ) A ‘…₯ΙΑ•ΙΝ½Έ(Πΐ