Monday, August 31, 2009

Lines messages - 31/8

Only one message today - don't forget the fathers day breakfast this Friday morning. Make sure you know which sitting the Dad-type person in your family is in.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Creativity with socialising

Oooh, I've been slack and not posting here. Must get those lines messages happening again.

But this post is to see if anyone hereabouts would be interested in a crafty/creativity session once a month - just for the hell of it. Come along and do whatever creative pursuit takes your fancy.

If this sounds at all interesting to you, I've got a post up at my blog so speak up over there.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Get off your Arts

You're Invited!

To the opening night of the Get Off Your Arts comprehensive art competition and festival!

This is an exciting opportunity to experience the work of contemporary visual and performing artists from the local and wider community.

The evening will feature performances from shortlisted finalists, and provide you with exclusive first viewings and the opportunity to purchase select works. Boutique beer from the fabulous Little Creatures brewery will be provided on arrival, along with wine and finger food.

Date: Thursday 13 August 2009

Time: 7.00pm - 9.30pm

Venue: Glebe Cafe Church space, cnr St Johns Rd & Colbourne Ave, Glebe

Entry: note donation (Free for GOYA entrants and our fabulous sponsors).

An additional note donation will gain you a limited edition, free CD of shortlisted compositions from this year's music composition section.

This year the Get Off Your Arts Festival will doante a percentage of our profits to the Boonah Creative Arts program (fine arts tuition for people with a disability).

Look forward to seeing you there!

- The Get Off Your Arts crew

Via Jodie.

P&C Meeting

Don't forget the P&C meeting tonight at 7pm. We'd love to see you there.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

More about McDonalds

Last week I passed on some info about the request McDonalds has made to Ashfield council for 24hr trading. I received a card in the mail yesterday asking people to attend a protest on the night the decision will be made - which is tonight at 6:15pm. You can also email the councillors by finding their email addresses on the councillors web page.

I was going to scan in the card, but the gratiutous fat kid photo annoyed me sufficiently that I was tempted to throw the whole thing in the bin without reading it. Still, I can see good reasons for objecting to the application without invoking "ZOMG we'll be overrun by teh fat kidz".

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Guest post - Help for Tibetan school

Hi everyone,

My name is Fiona - I have a little boy in Kindy (Shem) at Yeo P. I'm wondering if any parents out there might be interested in helping out in my efforts to build a primary school in Tibet? I've been working on it for a little while now, and have had Architects Without Frontiers on board who are drafting a design for the school. I need to get money together though, and thought that some of you might be able to help with this or maybe some other part of the project. I'm sure a community effort would be better than mine alone. I know folks are busy, but it's a great project and people can offer as little or as much time as they have! The project is at if you want to have a look and if you want to get in touch you can email me at mule_brown at* or 95730971/0411708619 or just come see me at school at lines.

*email address changed to not be machine readable to reduce spammage

Friday, August 7, 2009

P&C Meeting next week

The next P&C meeting will be next Wednesday at 7pm. The agenda hasn't yet been finalised, so if you have any items you would like raised, put them in the comments and they'll be added to the agenda.

The minutes from the previous meeting are here:

Minutes 10th June 2009
Items arising from the previous meeting:

  • Follow up on the petition regarding the toilets in the park.
  • Follow up fund raising letters of request.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Slow cooked roast beef

I've discussed this with a few people, so I thought I'd stick the link up here.

This is the slow cooked roast beef recipe that I used to make really seriously good roast beef. It took about 3hrs for a small roast.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Lines Messages 4/8

Tomorrow morning before school is the last day for Stewart House bags, so don't forget to bring them in.

Also, in case you hadn't noticed, the athletics carnival is tomorrow. The kids need to wear their summer polo shirt and whatever else blue might be appropriate and hanging around the wardrobe.

We are making 300 fruit & vegie cups tomorrow morning, so if you can spare half an hour to chop and fill, it would be appreciated. Donations of fillings are also still being accepted - carrots, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, kiwi fruit, red capsicum (I can't see green being overly popular, but you never know!) or anything else you can think of that won't go brown and yukky between cutting and serving. Thanks everyone who already sent things in and put their names down to chop.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Activism - McDonalds

This is a little late, but you never know what your actions might bring. This is from Kath via Jodie:

Say No to McDonalds 24hrs-1

Lines messages 3/8

The athletics carnival is this Wednesday. We could still use donations of fruit and vegies (but no more oranges please - we've got heaps of those!). Also, if you have some time to chop them up straight after lines (and before the much anticipated marching), please send back the note or let me know - BYO knife and chopping board.

Uniform Order Form

Here is the current uniform order form. You can download it by clicking on the link at the top.