Girls' School Picnic
February 24, 2015 at 10:43 AM
A chance to mix, mingle and relax in the open air was on the menu at the Girls’ School picnic last Friday night. The annual event, which is growing each year, invited the girls and their families to take advantage of the warm evening weather and picnic on the lawn of Corran House. It is a relaxed occasion and is perfect for families who are new to the school to familiarise themselves with the Saint Kentigern community, meet the teachers and other parents.
This year the food stalls included a cuisine with an international twist – seafood paella! The Spanish rice dish was a huge hit and was prepared by chef and parent, Mr Edward Paje and willing volunteers who rolled up their sleeves to chop mountains of vegetables and de-beard mussels. Edward taught a number of successful and popular cooking classes for the Year 4 girls last year and owns Neptune Café and Bar on Princes Wharf.
As in previous years, the BBQ was operating at full steam to keep up with hunger demands, the cool drinks were flying off the table, the pool was full and the face painting queues were steady. The Year 8 girls worked very hard at entertaining the younger girls with some fabulous ideas and although it is not a fundraising event, a total profit from food and silent auction items was $2,031.30.
A huge thank you to the organizing team of Sarah Norrie, Suzanne Wood and Andrea Dennis who did a superb job of overseeing the evening, their attention to detail was evident. To the many parents who helped manage food sales, swimming pool supervision, bouncy castle, set-up and clean-up, it is indeed a team effort to run these events, thank you on behalf of the school. Also a special thank you to Mr Edward Paje, Warehouse Stationery and Snazaroo Face Paints and our two silent auction sponsors: Clinic 42 and llumina Soy CandleBox Set.
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