Archive for March, 2013

Announcement of P&C AGM, General Meeting and Information Session

The Stromlo High School P&C invites all parents to the following upcoming events:

Annual General Meeting

7:00 pm 18 March 2013

All P&C positions will be declared vacant. Positions available are:

  • President
  • Vice-President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • P&C Council Delegate
  • Public Officer
  • Canteen committee (3-8 positions)
  • Parent representative to the School Board (1)

Descriptions of these positions are available on the P&C website, as are the annual reports. The P&C website is located under “school community” on school website.

Nominations can be submitted to President, Jenny Usher on or to Secretary, Elizabeth Low on Nominations will also be accepted on the night.

Please help support the school by becoming part of the P&C.

General Meeting

7:30 pm 18 March 2013 – All welcome

This meeting includes an information session by Ms Kate Bolton on behaviour management including bullying.

P&C Bulb Fundraiser

Stromlo P&C Association is running a Bulb Fundraiser this term to raise money to go towards the refurbishment of the Science Theatrette.
Please ask your family, friends and neighbours if they would like to help our fundraising and purchase bulbs that will bloom in gardens next spring.

Additional order forms are available at the school reception. Please return completed order form and the correct money to the marked box at the front office by Friday 15th March (Week 6). It would be helpful if you could seal securely the money and order form together.

If you prefer to make an electronic payment, or have any questions, please contact me on email for bank details. If you would like confirmation that I have received your form and payment, please add your email address to this paper or order form before it is returned.

Stromlo P&C Bulb Coordinator

Girls Softball round-up

Our junior and senior softball teams battled wet conditions on the 27th of February. The senior team results were as follows:

Merici college 8 def. Stromlo 7

Daramalan College 6 drew Stromlo 6

MCSS 14 def. Stromlo 7

St Mary Mackillop 16 def. Stromlo 4

The results do not depict the effort that the girls put into the game. Special mention must go to the fabulous pitching of Captain Jamie and Vice Captain Maddie, as well as Caitlyn for her excellent catching.

The junior girls results were as follows:

St Mary Mackillop 27 def. Stromlo 1

Merici 6 def. by Stromlo 11

Belconnen 14 def. Stromlo 9

Special mention must go to Casey & Tara Williamson and Emily Phillips for impressive skills.

Both teams achieved an overall 3rd place in their pools.

Guest Speakers Required for Events Week Careers Program

Stromlo High School is committed to assisting every student in finding a uniquely suitable pathway to the future.  During week 10 of this term, year 9 students will participate in a series of careers oriented workshops, activities and information sessions where they can access up to date, interesting and relevant information from a diverse range of sources.

The careers workshops that the students will participate in are designed to assist students to find their own individual pathway. Finding a pathway is not quick and not always easy. The students will be able to use this time to reflect on what they want in the future, set goals and ask questions.

Would you be interested in being a presenter?  We are looking for experienced adults who would be keen to share their work and study experiences with a small group of year 9 students.  You would need to be able to spend one hour voluntarily, and preferably two hours if you can, to present to our students in a small rotation of supervised groups.   The proposed date is Thursday 11th April between 9-11am.

If you think you can help please contact Mardi Roberts Bolton or Jo Power on 6205 6166 or email on

How to support your child with literacy

Parent Information Evening – Tuesday March 12 7pm-9pm

Assoc. Professor Kaye Lowe will be running a two hour workshop for parents designed to eliminate the stress and anxiety that parents often experience when assisting their children at home with reading and writing.  The emphasis is on bringing back the joy and love to reading.

Through practical and meaningful experiences, parents are introduced to the best and most effective ways of assisting their children with reading, writing and spelling.

For more information please download the flyer below.

Literacy Information Night for Parents

Please RSVP to

Coles School Sports Equipment Challenge

Thanks to all families who helped collect tickets from Coles in 2012.  Look at all the equipment we were able to purchase!

Quantity Product Name
1 AFL Ball Kit
2 Alphabet Bean Bags (A- Z)
1 Basketball Ball Kit
3 Blindfold Set (4)
1 Competition Flag Belt kit – pink/orange
6 Table Tennis Bat
20 Gator Playball 15cm
1 Inflator Needles (pack 12)
23 Joey Cricket Ball
20 Badminton Racquet
2 Pop Up Goals
10 Badminton Shuttles
2 Soccer Ball Kit
5 Spalding Basketball Size 7
10 Steeden Touch Ball
12 Steeden League Match Ball

The competition will be running again this year and we look forward to your continuing support.

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