Friends of the Performing Arts


Term 1 Update

Last Friday, members of the Friends of the Performing Arts including Leony Carlsson, Melissa Miegel, Lou Rising, Tracey Bryans, Sue Mitchell and Linda Kennedy worked tirelessly organising, sorting and cleaning the Drama Storage Room and Drama Teaching Classroom in the JBC, and Costume Department in Retreat House. Their contribution has made a huge difference, systematically arranging and categorising Drama items and clothing, for ease of locating. Thank you to these wonderful volunteers for giving up their time, we greatly appreciate it.

We are also very grateful to the Friends who have volunteered to work at events this Semester, such as working behind the bar at the Band Bonanza on Wednesday 31 March. We look forward to working with many more of the Friends at upcoming Term 2 Music and Drama events.

If you are interested in being involved, please contact Julie Mullner at or on 8278 0212.

Patrick Penfold
Head of Performing Arts


Year 11 Explore and Extend Week


The Explore and Extend program will be held in Week 11 (6 – 9 April) for the Year 11 students. After consultation with students, we have developed a range of experiences that the students have chosen from and represent some of the activities/events that the pandemic has impacted for them.

These include:

Global Adventures:
Over 4 days we will travel the globe starting with a visit to the Nan Hai Pu Tuo Buddhist Temple at Sellicks Hill. Then students will experience an Asian cuisine cooking class at Sticky Rice Cooking School Stirling. We will visit Hahndorf for a traditional German lunch and cultural immersion and finish with an Amazing Race in the city visiting cultural locations and experiencing a traditional Japanese lunch.
Travelling the world requires student to try new foods, find their way around, catch public transport, make the most of new experiences, meet new people and understand different cultures. We want students to have an opportunity to try all of this here in Adelaide.
Students will stay 2 nights at Woodhouse Activity Centre on Tuesday 6 and Wednesday 7 April returning to school on Thursday the 8 April for a 3:25 pick up. On Friday, students will meet at school and spend the day in the city on an ‘Amazing Race’ style activity, returning to school by 3pm.
Cost: $550

Surf, Sun and Sea:
Beyond the Classroom offers a brilliant surf camp based out of the York Peninsula. Students will stay 3 nights in tents at Corny Point. All instructors are experienced surfers; hold senior first aid, Level 1 surf coach certificates, surf rescue certificates and working with children police clearance certificates.
Students will participate in Surfing, snorkelling and beach activities around Berry Bay. All accommodation, travel and activities are included in this camp. Most food will be provided.
Cost: $850

Work and the City:
Experience a range of workplaces, exploring potential career pathways. Students will visit the Universities, attend workshops and a range of work places. This is not an overnight camp. Students meet each day in the city and are dismissed from the city. They provide their own lunch. The cost of workshops are included in the cost.
Cost: $100

APY Lands:
Students attending the APY trip will have returned to school by Week 11. They are able to use this week to catch up on work missed while away on APY. They can study from home or be supervised at school in TLC.  Cost: Already paid

Work Experience:
A number of students are using this week to complete their own work experience after it was cancelled in 2020. This must be booked through Ms Castine – Work Experience Coordinator.

Parents will be sent the relevant Consent2Go for the experience their child has selected. Parents are required to pay for this camp. We have endeavoured to keep costs to a minimum with these camps but understand that this expense may be difficult for some families. If you are not able make the payment, please let us know ASAP so that your child can participate in an alternative activity.

Junior School Year Level ‘Coffee and Cake’ Mornings


The P&F Junior School Community Team have arranged a series of ‘Coffee and Cake’ mornings at the Sheoak Cafe to give parents an opportunity to catch up with other parents in their child’s year level.

We have scheduled the Term 1/2 series of ‘Coffee & Cake’ mornings at the Sheoak Cafe as follows:

Year 3 – Friday, 9 April at 9am

Year 2 – Friday, 7 May at 9am

Year 4 – Friday, 14 May at 9am

Year 5 – Friday, 21 May at 9am

Year 6 – Friday, 28 May at 9am

Reception – Friday, 4 June at 9am

Year 1 – Friday, 11 June at 9am

The Sheoak Cafe will be offering a Coffee and Cake special for $10 for any parents that attend.

Please RSVP by COB the Wednesday prior to your year level coffee and cake morning by clicking here. Please note we have cancelled the Facebook events and transferred all RSVPs to this database.  So if you have already RSVPd via the Facebook event you do not need to do so again.

We hope you all have a lovely time catching up!

Your sincerely,

Junior School Community Team

Junior Campus Music Ensembles and Choirs


Does your child love music? Below are the extra-curricular ensembles running at the Junior School in Term 1, 2021. Ensemble rehearsals started in Week 2, and choir rehearsals will begin in Week 3:


Year 4 Strings and Junior Strings

  • Wednesdays, 2.55-3.45pm in the Chapel. Please contact Leith Stutterd if your child is interested in attending.

Junior Band

  • Thursdays, 7.45am in the Chapel. Please contact Leith Stutterd if your child is interested in attending.


Concert Eagles – Years 3-6

  • Wednesdays, 8am in the Music Room. Please contact Sarah Raymond if your child is interested in attending.

Junior Soarers – Years 1-2

  • Thursdays, 8:10am in the Music Room. Please contact Sarah Raymond if your child is interested in attending.

If you have any questions about the Junior Campus Music Program, please contact Sarah Raymond by email.

Year 8 2021 Immunisations


Dear Parents,

This week, Year 8 students have been given their Immunisation packs for the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination (two doses) and the Diphtheria Tetanus Pertussis (dTpa) vaccination (one dose). The form in this pack must be completed by a parent/caregiver and returned to Student Services, Pargeter Building no later than Wednesday 10 February. It is a requirement that all forms be completed and returned regardless of whether the student is receiving the vaccinations or not.

The first round of vaccinations are scheduled for Tuesday 16 March. If you have any queries or concerns please contact Mandy Hooper at Student Services on 8278 0214.

Yours sincerely,

Mandy Hooper
Student Services

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