Term 3 Week 6
This week's news is all about our dads, step-dads, uncles, grandads and other male fathering figures in our children's lives. Some father-focused events are listed below.
Preparatory School Dads' Breakfast this Friday - no tickets at the door
Our catering team is busy preparing another great breakfast for our wonderful Prepararory School dads on Friday. The delicious breakfast includes:
* brekkie wrap with egg, bacon and hash brown (vegetarian option also available)
* whole fruit
Families will collect all of their breakfast packs from their youngest child's location. This can be specified when you purchase your ticket.
Please note that students should come to school in their formal uniform.
Tickets can only be purchased online; no tickets sales will be available at the door. Ticket sales close tomorrow so if you haven't already purchased your tickets, please do so not via our website at https://www.ggs.wa.edu.au/Prepdads2019
Fathering Project Event and Cook-Off
As part of our Fathering Project initiative, all Guildford Grammar School dads, step-dads and father figures are invited to join us for a special night of guest speakers followed by the Wight v Longson Slow Cooker Cook-off. This event will be held from 6.30pm on Tuesday 10 September in the Foundation Pavilion.
As well as the delicious (hopefully!) food, we will also have three guest speakers:
Mr Shane Yardley from The Fathering Project
Shane will talk about drug awareness
Mr Glynn Williams, Survival Trainer
Glynn will talk about retaining a close relationship with his sons through a 22 year Army career, as well as on training exploration crews around the world.
Mr Malcolm Doig, Ride for Youth
Malcolm will talk about the Ride for Youth and the services that Youth Focus provide around the issues of youth, suicide, depression, anxiety and self-harm.
Who is the best cook?
Head of the Preparatory School Clark Wight, and Director of Community Relations, Richie Longson, will each be preparing their own slow cooker meal for this special event. Who will be the better cook?
This is a free event but we would ask that you RSVP by completing online via our website at https://www.ggs.wa.edu.au/Fatheringproject2019 so that we can ensure we cook enough food!
FOSS Senior School Dads' Breakfast
The Senior School Dads' Big Breakfast will be held on Friday 27 September from 7.00am-9.00am in the Dining Hall and on Chapel Close.
Breakfast will be served between 7.00am-8.00am and dads are welcome to come along at any time in between. Tickets will be emailed to you once you have purchased them; please hang onto them or save them on your phone as we will need them on the morning to help manage the queues.
Following the breakfast we will host the tightly contested House Tug of War!
Tickets cost $15 each and can be purchased on our website at https://www.ggs.wa.edu.au/News-and-Events/Coming-Events/FOSS-Senior-School-Dads-Breakfast. Each father and student/s need to buy a ticket (so three tickets for 1 father and 2 students).
Boarders' families do not need to pay for their son's breakfast (only the dad's breakfast) as boarders will be provided with a breakfast voucher.