Terrace Ladies Group
Red and Black Cocktail Party
There are only a few tickets left for the Red and Black Cocktail Party to be held just over a week away, on Saturday 3 March at Gambaro Hotel and Restaurant. Tickets can be bought via this Link on the College Events page. This is the only full school event for 2018 and is a social occasion, not a fundraiser. Tickets are $55 each, which include canapés and live entertainment with a cash bar.
TLG Welcome Mass
All are welcome to join us at the TLG Welcome Mass, next Friday 2 March. Mass starts in the Chapel of the Holy Family at 7.45am with coffee and delicious breakfast style items served afterwards in the Founders' Room. Your sons are welcome to join you for the Mass. We are fortunate to have the College Choir coming along to help make it an extra special morning.
Years 5 – 9 Mothers' High Tea
Planning is well underway for the Years 5-9 Mothers’ High Tea event to be held on 27 April at the Victoria Club Golf Club. More details will be coming over the following weeks with invitations being emailed before the end of term. Ticket sales will be via the Events page on the College website and of course it is always a good idea to get in early to avoid the disappointment of missing out. Ladies are seated in nominated year groups, so there is no urgency to organise groups to sit with. Great care is taken to place ladies at tables to ensure that everyone has a wonderful time.
Care and Concern
The Care and Concern role is fundamental to the TLG’s philosophy of building a strong community and providing support to those who need help from time to time (e.g. family crisis due to ill health). At the moment, we are not assisting anyone within the school community. This could very quickly change, and we are hoping to be at the ready when this happens. As per current procedures, an email is sent to the full school community seeking the desired help. Usually this is in the form of family meals. At the TLG meeting in Week 2, it was decided that meals which have been frozen are the most helpful. They are more transportable and also offer some flexibility for the receiving family. A delicious fresh lasagne is no good to them if they are actually unable to have it that night. This also means that when we cook our bulk style meals (e.g. bolognaise, curries), we can simply make extra and put it in the freezer for when we are rostered on.
In conjunction with the normal procedures, the TLG are hoping to put together a group of people that are happy to be called upon in an emergency scenario. These people will have a supportive role, for example, assisting at the commencement of a service (before a formal roster has been established), or to fill gaps on rosters. If you feel you could contribute in this way, please email firstname.lastname@example.org An email also went out to those on our TLG email data base earlier this week with a link to register.
Similarly, if you are aware of a family who may be needing Care and Concern, you can contact me directly on email@example.com, or 0404 806 932. Of course all assistance we do is confidential and only with the consent of the receiving family. We don't want to be intrusive at a time when they prefer their own support channels.
A special thank you to the Cricket families, in particular Mrs Annie Forster and Mrs Kim Holohan, for making the running of the Tennyson Canteen go so smoothly. Some of the items on offer throughout the day include bacon and egg rolls, burgers, toasties, chicken tenders and delicious fresh fruit salad. Our new convenor, Noelene, has settled in very well and is most thankful to the parent helpers for their enthusiasm. Don’t forget to give Noelene a friendly greeting when you come across her on game days.
If you are not on our mailing list but would like to be, please email our Secretary, Rachel McGahon, on firstname.lastname@example.org. Minutes from our first meeting of the year were emailed earlier this week. If you didn’t receive them, and are wanting to, please email Rachel so she can ensure your email address is accurately listed on our email database. Please also ensure that you save this email address into your contacts as it may find its way to Junk Mail.
Welcome to Terrace Cookbook Special
For those parents new to the school, you may not be aware that the TLG have a gorgeous Cookbook that was published a couple of years ago. The recipes are gathered from present mothers, and past mothers, and include a huge array of family favourites. It has become a staple in many of our homes, not just for the practical aspects to what’s offered inside, but also because it is truly a beautiful book. Wonderful photos from the Terrace Archives are scattered throughout alongside fabulous anecdotal stories about where the recipes originate from. My particularly favourite story is how the Cross Family’s Fireman Scones started. You can find the story in your copy, but I can vouch for the surprisingly simple recipe and the delicious scones! There is plenty more examples just like this.
At the moment, we have a special running on the Cookbooks to mark the commencement of the year. Usually the Cookbooks are $55 each. We are currently offering them for $40 each plus a bonus Red and Black Terrace tea towel. You can purchase your pack via this link and collect from the Uniform Shop. Alternatively, you can also purchase these packs through the Uniform Shop directly. The special ends at the completion of Term 1.
Coming Up This Term
- Week 6: Friday 2 March – 7.45am TLG Welcome Mass and Morning Tea
- Week 10: Monday 26 March – 7.30am TLG Meeting and breakfast, Founders' Room
Main Functions for the Year
- Term 2, Week 2: Friday 27 April – Years 5-9 Mothers Morning Tea, Victoria Park Golf Club
- Term 3, Week 8: Friday 7 September – TLG Fashion Parade, Brisbane City Hall
Contact| TLG President |Mel Josephson: email@example.com