Term 4 2019Let’s make this the best term of the year!We are on the home stretch! The term will feel as though it’s over before it’s begun so do try andmake the most of what is on offer (and there is plenty on offer!)We’ve listened to what you wanted and would like to make the most of the sunshine with lots ofoutdoor activities planned. There are some longer days on offer (it’s a long way to the beach andwe know you won’t want to go home) but there are also plenty of shorter activities if you feel like asmaller commitment.The term kicks off with your last chance to help pull your House over the line to win the hotlycontested Angus Cup on Sunday 20 October. We also have Garden Party 2.0 on Saturday 9November, so mark the date in your diary now.Boarders Get Baking continues to be a popular component of our Live It program. Don’t forget tobring in your favourite recipes to prepare with your friends. And, sign up soon to secure your spoton the after-hours tour of Williams Sonoma.This term we are also including the very popular Sunday night yoga session as a regular feature.Commencing at 7.00pm each Sunday. Meet in Goodlet House. Everyone is welcome. Namaste!We plan on celebrating the term in Boarder style with a fabulous Christmas party on Monday 2December. Make sure you let your families and your BFFs know – they are invited too!And don’t forget, we are so happy to help you build your own adventure. Get together with a groupof friends and put together a proposal, whether it is a night out at a favourite restaurant, a trip to alocal market or an inner-city expedition. Get your ideas down on paper, suggest a date and we willdo our best to make it happen.Woohoo!
Plan aheadUse the table below to make sure you can squeeze in all your favourite activities.WEEKEND18 to 20 October25 to 27 October1 to 3 NovemberFRIDAYSATURDAYLockdown andEvacuation DrillBoarders GetBakingTwilight Concert inWahroonga ParkfeaturingABBAlanche!Jewellery MakingHornsby OdeonRide Like a GirlBoarders GetBakingBoarders GetBaking2020 BoarderssleepoverCandle MakingYear 11 KaraokeNightSUNDAYCommunityAfternoon 1.00pmYoga at 7.00pmGoing PottyYoga at 7.00pmNewtown Street ArtWalkYoga at 7.00pmYear 9 and 10 Examination Week: 4 November to 8 November8 to 10 NovemberGarden Party ‘Pre’including BoardersGet Baking Dinneron TAS BalconyGarden Partyfollowed by aBoarder Family gettogetherGarden Party ‘Post’including egg andbacon rolls on theMarden LawnYoga at 7.00pm15 to 17 NovemberWilliams-SonomaChristmas CookingClassDance ShowcaseYears 6 to 8 Picnicin the ParkDance ShowcaseLearn to SurfYoga at 7.00pmYear 12 Assessment Week 6: 18 November to 22 November22 to 24 November28 November29 to 1 December2 DecemberYears 10 and 11SocialNorth Sydney Pooland fish and chipsunder the BridgeHawkesbury RiverAdventureYoga at 7.00pmLate night shopping – you choose the venue!House dinners in/out- up to you!DFO ShoppingOpportunityBalmoral BeachYoga at 7.00pmBoarders’ Christmas Party – Everyone is welcome!KEY:Onsite – no cost.Onsite – cost to be billed to your account.Offsite – bring your Opal card, you may also want to bring a small amount of spending money.Offsite – bring your Opal card, entrance costs will be billed to your account, you may also wantto bring a small amount of spending money.
Week OneSaturday 19 October: Twilight Concert in Wahroonga Park featuring ABBAlanche!Come and join your Boarder sisters at Wahroonga Park for the annual Spring TwilightConcert. You will be entertained from 5.00pm when Countdown Explosion will hit the stage withthe ultimate combination of everyone's favourite hits from the 70s, 80s and 90s. Then dust off yourflares and don your platforms and get down and funky with ABBALANCHE featuring all thingsABBA.Our Loreto Normanhurst neighbours (and hopefully our Abbotsleigh friends too) will join us andAvril will organise a special picnic dinner to share.Transport: TrainCost: Spending moneySunday 20 October: Community Afternoon 1.00pm – 5.00pmCommunity Days are special times in our Boarding calendar where all Boarders are required to bein attendance. This is going to be a short one but a good one as the Houses battle it out to gainthe edge for the hotly contested Angus Cup. Who will be triumphant?Follow it up with a session of Yoga starting at 7.00pm!Week TwoSaturday 26 October: Jewellery MakingDiscover the creative possibilities of polymer clay and be guided by Boarding staff to create yourown personalised jewellery. This fun and relaxing activity will take place in the afternoon at theback of Joan Hammond House.Saturday 26 October: Ride Like a Girl – Hornsby OdeonThis movie recounts the life of Michelle Payne, the first female jockey to win the Melbourne Cup.The story ensures laughter, tears, joy and bewilderment. There is great casting in Sam Neill asMichelle's father, Paddy Payne. Teresa Palmer as Michelle Payne does not disappoint, and SteviePayne is perfectly cast as his fabulous self. Many well-known Australian faces in the supportingcast add to the strength of this brilliant story. You bring the tissues and we will invite theAbbotsleigh and Normanhurst girls for a fun girls’ night out.Transport: TrainCost: 12
Sunday 27 October: Going Potty again!Back by popular demand! It doesn't matter if you are artistic or not, young or old, ceramic paintingis a fun, social and therapeutic way to spend an hour or so! The ladies from Jenny’s Pots in Avalonwill be joining us this Sunday afternoon with a selection of pieces for you to paint. All you have todo is decide which piece you would like and away you go. All the materials you will need will beprovided. Jenny’s Pots will then glaze and fire your finished piece to make beautiful Christmaspresents for loved ones.Transport: OnsiteCost: 20Week ThreeFriday 1 November: Welcome to our new Year 7 Boarders for 2020!Come and meet the girls who will be joining us next year as our new Year 7s. They will be relyingon you to make them feel welcome and to show them around. There will be a treasure hunt aroundthe College and a swim before a barbecue dinner.Saturday 2 November: Candle Making – Move over Glasshouse!Enjoy an afternoon with our master candle makers, Isabel and Eloise Wilson, and honoraryBoarder, Matilda Geddes, to make beautiful scented candles. Keep one for yourself and makeothers for sale at our Garden Party (remember Boarding Scholarship fund!)Saturday 2 November: Year 11 Karaoke at Strike Bowling ChatswoodChannel your inner Beyoncé (or Rachel Barry) and enjoy an evening of belting out a tune or two atChatswood. Grace of Goodlet will lead this fun outing and will be on the lookout for our next diva.Transport: TrainCost: 10 to 20 (Dependent on numbers)Sunday 3 November: Newtown Street Art WalkSpecially designed to pique the interest of our Year 11 Boarders (while Years 9 and 10 study ),Newtown on the western fringe of the CBD, is ground central of Sydney’s mural art scene. Todayyou will enjoy a half day self-guided tour of the area. Taking in art, burgers, good coffee and greatcakes this walk can be completed in an hour if you don’t mind ignoring all the food suggestions orpunishing your digestion!Transport: Pymble busCost: Spending money
Week FourFriday 8 November: Garden Party ‘Pre’ including Boarders Get BakingShow off your Live It skills as we get baking for the Garden Party. We are aiming for 300 stunningcupcakes to add to our Boarders’ Stall offerings and we need all hands on deck, including mumsand dads! But it’s not all hard work, we will finish the evening with pizza on the TAS balcony as webring together our mighty Boarding community.Saturday 9 November: Garden PartyFire up the barbecue and turn on the orange press, the Boarders are here and ready to show whatwe know about running a stall! Donate an hour (or more) of your time and enjoy the beautiful spiritthat surrounds our special stall on our special day.And, when everyone else goes home, get ready to party with our Boarder families with a lamb onthe spit and some quiet conversation under the stars on the Marden Lawn.Sunday 10 November: Garden Party ‘Post’ including egg and bacon rolls on MardenLawnThe celebration continues from 9.00am on Marden Lawn where breakfast will be served. Pleaseencourage your families to join us before they head back home.Week FiveFriday 15 November: Williams-Sonoma Christmas Cooking ClassEnjoy your own private session at this USA home emporium institution. Starting at 4.00pm you willbe inspired with ideas for Christmas baking including biscuit decoration, gingerbread and cakebaking tips. A light afternoon tea will be served including Williams-Sonoma’s famous hot chocolateand a slice of their delicious gingerbread quick bread. Of course, there is a goodie bag completewith some of the world-famous Peppermint Bark!Transport: TrainCost: 25Friday 15 November and Saturday 16 November: Dance ShowcaseSupport your fellow Boarders and make the trek over to the GMCPA to enjoy a night set to rival SoYou Think You Can Dance!
Sunday 17 November: SurfingDue to popular demand! Head off on the Pymble bus and come back a changed young woman!Learn the (almost) uniquely Australian sport of catching a wave in this one-day course at one ofour best beaches.Transport: Pymble BusCost: TBCWeek SixFriday 22 November: As promised – Boarders’ Social Years 10 and 12Celebrate the end of exams and the last day of assessment week for Year 12. Join us and some ofour Boarding neighbours for a night of fun, dancing and celebration of all things Boarding.Saturday 23 November: North Sydney Pool and fish and chips under the BridgeHere by popular request (and to entertain our National Exchange visitors!) enjoy a swim with thebest view in town. The Olympic Pool is a swimming and exercise complex located adjacent toSydney Harbour at Milsons Point in North Sydney between the Sydney Harbour Bridge and LunaPark. The pool has a rich heritage including 86 world records being set at the pool by suchswimming greats as Jon and Ilsa Konrads, Lorraine Crapp, Shane Gould and Michelle Ford. See ifyou can break a record! Back it all up with an early dinner of fish and chips under the Bridge!Transport: TrainCost: Train fare (bring your Opal Card) and spending moneySunday 24 November: Hawkesbury River Adventure and Boarders’ picnicSurrounded by National Parks and dotted with secluded river communities, the Hawkesbury Riveris navigable for more than 100km with 1100km of foreshore fringe. Enjoy this specially designedadventure where you will explore historic Brooklyn, enjoy a picnic and catch the ferry across toDangar Island for ice cream, all in the company of some of our Boarding neighbours.Transport: Train and ferryCost: Train fare (bring your Opal Card) and spending moneyWeek SevenThursday 28 November: Boarders’ Shopping night – you choose where!Pop on the train and head off to Chatswood to wrap up your Christmas shopping. Enjoy the spoilsof Chatswood Chase and/or Westfield and maybe even take a photo with Santa.Transport: TrainCost: Train fare (bring your Opal Card) and spending money
Friday 29 November: Year group dinners – in/out – up to you!Take the opportunity to suggest a year or maybe even a House group outing. We will be guided byyou; just tell us where, what and when.Saturday 31 November: DFO Shopping TripAnd just in case you missed out on Thursday, or even if you didn’t! Offering more than 120 stores,Direct Factory Outlet is a shoppers’ paradise with up to 70 per cent off major brands including PoloRalph Lauren, Converse, Bonds and Cotton On, just to name and few.Transport: College vehicleCost: Spending moneySunday 1 December: Balmoral BeachEnjoy a day at one of Sydney’s cleanest, most idyllic Harbour beaches. Find a shady spot and lapup the gorgeous scenery and watch the passing parade. If it gets too hot take a dip in the nettedswimming area or treat yourself to an ice cream at the local café. Don’t forget the sun cream!Transport: College vehicleCost: Spending moneyWeek EightMonday 2 December: Boarders’ Chapel and Christmas PartyLet’s celebrate a fabulous year with a fabulous Christmas party! Join all your Boarding sisters,Pymble Staff and hopefully as many family members and BFFs as possible to bid a fond farewellto Boarding for 2019. Enjoy the Kris Kringle, make sure you pop into the photo booth and try outthe karaoke machine (if Mrs Burgess has her way). Most importantly, congratulate yourself on agreat year.And for something a bit different Prefect Supper Club – Lang HouseThe Prefect Supper Club is a great opportunity for our youngest and oldest Boarders to gettogether and meet our new prefects in an evening of relaxed conversation, friendly advice and, ofcourse, a delicious supper. Dates coming your way soon!View from my Window and Speaker Series‘View from my window’ continues to be a highlight in our Chapel services. During this special time,individual Boarders take the opportunity to share stories and images from their homes. Thepresentations are captivating and heart-warming, helping us all appreciate the variety ofbackgrounds from which we come and the experiences that we bring to Boarding. Hopefully someof our Boarders’ relatives might also share their stories and enrich our understanding of thediverse community in which we live.
Every weekFridaysBoarders get bakingDeliberately designed by our very own ‘Domestic Goddess’ Mrs Wiedemann to blend our Live itand Love it programs and have you turning out delicious baked goods each Friday afternoon.Enjoy the opportunity to contribute to the Boarders’ stall at the Garden Party and take the time tobake some special edible Christmas gifts to take home. This term we’ve also built in a specialbehind the scenes tour of the Williams-Sonoma store decked out in full Christmas splendour.SundaysYogaWhat better way to start a new week than to totally chill out with Sunday night yoga? Led by ouramazing instructor, Laurin, and starting at 7.00pm each Sunday, all you need is some comfyclothing and a water bottle. Meet at Goodlet House.And over to you Build your own adventureGet together with a group of friends and put together a proposal for your adventure. Whether it is anight out at a favourite restaurant, a trip to a local market or an inner-city expedition. Get yourideas down on paper, suggest a date and we will our best to make it happen.Organise a sleepoverWe would love you to invite a friend from the Day School to stay over on a Friday or Saturdaynight. Propose some dates to your House Supervisor and make it happen!Or better still Invite up to five of your friends from the Day School for a pizza and movie night. Once again,propose some dates to your House Supervisor and make it happen!
And if, after all that fun, you feel you need a little fitness FITNESS CENTRE SESSIONSDAYTIMEAREAINSTRUCTORMonday6.30pm to 8.30pmFitness CentreRachel MaenpaaWednesday6.30pm to 8.30pmFitness CentreRachel MaenpaaThursday6.30pm to 8.30pmFitness CentreRachel MaenpaaSunday3.00pm to 6.00pmFitness CentreRachel MaenpaaAnd then, if you need to cool off POOL TIMESDAYTIMEAREAINSTRUCTORMonday6.30pm to 8.45pmPoolBen LenhenWednesday6.30pm to 8.45pmPoolBen LenhenSunday3.00pm to 6.00pmPoolBen LenhenWhy not take our bikes out for a spin around the Collegegrounds?Please don’t forget to sign out of your House before going for a bike ride. You must wear a helmet.Please note: Boarders are not permitted to visit the Agriculture plot without adult supervision.
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