Friends and Families Committee



Dance the night away at the June Disco

The Friends and Families Committee presents the June Disco! Our very own DJ Gilpin will get the music pumping, so bring your dancing shoes! 
Tonight Friday 22 June in the PAC
Junior Disco (Grades Prep - 3) - 6.30-7.30pm
Senior Disco (Grades 3 - 6) - 7.45 - 9pm
Drop off at OHSC
Pick up in the Learning Street (BER Building) - access through Andrew Gilpin's classroom.
Drop off and pick up areas will be clearly signposted. 
Students can only attend 1 disco. Grade 3 students can decide which disco to attend. 
Cost: $5 per child, pay at the door. Families with 3 or more children: $10 per family.
The disco is for APS children only. 
Snacks $1. Water provided. Face painting $1. Flashing items $2. Flashing lights will be used. 
NEW THIS YEAR! A Parents' Chill Out Zone. Once you've dropped your kids at the disco, head to the Learning Street (BER Building) to hang out and chat. Relax and enjoy a cup of tea and homebaking by APS parents (gold coin donation). 
Funds raised at the disco will contribute to the cost of installing aircon in the PAC, which will be installed before the Halloween disco on 26 October!

Raising $10,000 to install aircon in the PAC


The Friends and Families Committee have voted to fund the installation of an airconditioning system, and we need to raise $10,000.

There are a number of fundraising initiatives planned throughout 2018, with a view to install the aircon during the Term 3 school holidays. 

As always, we need the support of the parent community to raise the funds needed.

There are many different ways to help:

  • Donate your time at fundraising events 
  • Make a cash donation on behalf of yourself or your business (sponsorship opportunities are available with benefits to your business)
  • Donate items to include in our School Concert raffle
  • Purchase items/services that raise funds for our school (eg shopper's card, family portraits, sausages at a sausage sizzle, send your child to the school disco, etc.)
  • Buy School Concert Day DVDs, photos and raffle tickets (more info on this coming soon!)

Here are some of the fundraisers we have planned for this year:

  • Girl's Night Out - done
  • Shopper's Card - on sale for $10 in the office
  • APS Family Portraits - done
  • June Disco - 22 June 
  • School Concert Raffle - August 
  • School Concert DVD - August
  • School Concert Photos - August
  • Halloween Disco - 26 October 
  • APS Family Portraits - Spring 
  • Icy poles on Wednesdays - Term 4

Feel free to get in touch with the Committee at if you'd like to help out in some way. Thank you!

2018 Shopper's Cards now on sale, only $10!

Want to go to the new Star Wars movie? Our Sun Theatre discount gives you $4 off an adult movie ticket every single time you use it.

Want your kids to have a nice, long nap? Take them to Airodrome for 2-for-1 jump sessions (see image below for terms and conditions).

Want to enjoy delicious brunch for 10% less than what you'd normally pay? Flash your shopper's card at any of local cafes listed.

Need to feed your pet? Get 15% off premium cat and dog food at the new Habitat pet store in Altona North.

This and MUCH more is on offer with our 2018 Shopper's Card. You can buy them from the school office for just $10.


Stay Connected to the Friends and Families Committee

Join the Friends and Families Committee private Facebook group to stay updated on Committee activities.


The Committee has also created a new Facebook group for APS parents who are makers of things and are handy with sewing, cooking, baking, woodworking, etc.

The purpose of the group is to have a place for general discussion about various crafty projects parents may get involved in (eg creating items to sell at the Mother's and Father's Day stalls). Join us on Facebook at APS Makers and Bakers.




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