P&C News

P&C News
February 2021

The 2021 P&C Exec team would like to thank our out going President Vicky Gilkes Cox for all the countless hours and hard work she put into the P&C Association for the past 3 year. Vicky is an absolute wealth of knowledge, with a smiley bubbly personality that made being part of the P&C community and exec team an absolute pleasure. Vicky has contributed and achieved so much serving as President and as sad as we are to see her go, we are also excited for what is ahead. We would like to wish Vicky all the best with her future endeavors. 

May 2020
Thank you to all those who joined us for our first online P & C Meeting via Zoom. Please click on the link below for the minutes and reports.

February 2020 
In Week 4, the Rainforest Café started its program of industry placement/work experience for the college’s Certificate II Hospitality students in Year 11.  Hospitality students are required to undertake 12 service periods as part of their course, so we were happy to support students in developing skills and getting those service periods completed.  Our first student through was Jack Dickensen who showed great enthusiasm and determination to learn as much as possible and get stuck into the role.  By the end of his two week placement, Jack was setting up the café, taking orders, pulling coffee shots and generally being a valued member of the team.  In Week 6, one of our staff had to take some time off and we asked Jack if he would step in and volunteer as he was all trained up.  Jack jumped at the opportunity, showing a great community spirit and a love for the job.  Well done Jack, we are so appreciative of your support, good nature and enthusiasm.  We look forward to our next student coming on board once our Café Supervisor is back.

February 2020 
Thank you to all who came to our AGM and the first meeting of the year. A big thank you to Jarrod Bleijie for his generous $200 donation towards 2020 fundraising. Thank you also to our outgoing Exec members Rachel and Chris and welcome to Sharn, our new Vice-President and Jacs, previously our Vice-President and now our Secretary. Renice remains as Treasurer and me, Vicky, as President.

November 2019 
All set up and ready for action! 
Our Treasurer Renice, Vice-President Jacs and our wonderful volunteers are all set up for a sausage sizzle at the Just Acrobatics Expo today on at 7 Bearing Avenue, Warana. 
It’s set to be a fabulous family day out, so why not join us there? 
A massive thanks to all who have volunteered their time.
August 2019
Our bi-annual school Twilight Festival, Travel by Twilight, will be running on Friday 30 August 2019, from 4.00pm – 8.00pm. This year’s festival has an international culture theme, to celebrate the diverse culture amongst our school community and to recognise the school’s position as an International host school. We have planned many different activities for your entertainment, including:

* Music, dance and drama performances from our talented students, at three stages across the festival; *Ten different rides for a range of ages, plus sideshow alley and a Petting Zoo; *Community stalls from local sports and hobby clubs, with free or low cost activities; *Show bags, jewellery stall, plant stall & Chocolate Toss game; lots of Food! – dishes from South Africa, India, Italy, Mexico, America,Thailand and Nepal, as well as hot and cold drinks, slushies, ice cream, fairy floss, popcorn and a cake stall!

Twilight Raffle Prizes 
Our top prize has been kindly donated by our friends at Vuly Play Australia’s most trusted manufacturer of kids trampolines and outdoor play equipment. One lucky entrant will win an Ultra Large Trampoline (valued at over $949.00), which includes a comprehensive range of built-in safety features and is built to withstand Australia’s changing outdoor conditions. Other prizes include a $500 membership and assessment package from Anytime Fitness, Grand Duke High Tea at City Hall package from Shingle Inn, Garden Screen from Protector Aluminium, Massage Vouchers from Just Jacs Massage, Student Entry Voucher to Australia Zoo, 6 week class voucher for Bella Vliss, Scentsy (consultant Kaylene Cullen), warmer and wax melts from Scentsy, a handcrafted timer and resin cheeseboard from a local craftsperson, Tamara van Gaalen, hydration stiks packs from BeneYou, a range of swim related prizes from Clark Rubber and a skateboard, plus a basketball and wall mounted hoop. Passport scavenger hunt game, with prizes. Free foodie show bags for the first 300 people to our stall (as donated by Quality Foods). There will be a Fireworks display at the end of the night (8:00pm).

August 2018 
Just One Thing - Thank you to all the parents and community members that turned up to support our Volunteer Information Evening.  It was lovely to meet some new members of our school community and to discuss all the wonderful volunteering opportunities we have on offer at Meridan State College.  If you would like to sign up for our Just One Thing initiative please pick up a form from our Rainforest Café or email for more information.

June 2018 

The Meridan State College P and C Association Exec Team were delighted to be nominated for and to receive an award at Jarrod Bleijie MP’s Kawana Community Awards today. Each member of the P & C Exec team received an award as well as our fabulous volunteer Gai, pictured fourth from the left, who volunteers each week in our Tuckshop and works tirelessly and with great enthusiasm!! Pictured here are student leaders, Jarrod, Gai, JoAnne Jackson, Julie Kornmann, Vicky Gilkes-Cox and Di Hurst.



Last reviewed 26 February 2021
Last updated 26 February 2021