Icebreaker is always a popular event and great opportunity to welcome new parents and reconnect with friends. This year the Shore Foundation and Shore Parents’ Association hosted over 1,000 parents and staff on the Graythwaite lawn. From the Mums and Dads with little ones at the Early Learning Centre to the Year 12 parents feeling sentimental about their last year at Shore, a lovely evening was enjoyed by all. Dr Wright gave an overview of the work of both bodies and how through volunteering and fundraising, we can strengthen our community.
Thank you to those parents who made a donation to the Country Boarders Fund, when purchasing their Icebreaker ticket. Traditionally not a fundraiser, we are thankful for the extra effort of those who made a contribution - $22,000 was raised to help country families looking to attend Shore and we are grateful for your generous support.
To see more photos from the Icebreaker visit the Foundation page on Lampada here.
Grandparents and Year 7 morning tea – 14th September 2018
The Shore Foundation and Shore Parents' Association recently hosted the Grandparents and Year 7's Morning Tea - this year in the School Dining Hall and also at Graythwaite. We enjoyed meeting family members, some new to Shore and others who were Old Boys and had some great stories to share of their time at school.
This event is one of the highlights of the American Tea and it was wonderful to see the smiling faces and happy moments between boys and their grandparents. As the Headmaster Dr Wright said, the care, guidance and support you provide your grandson is of great value as they grow into young men.
Thank you to Alex Wentzel and the String Quartet for their lovely music. Also a very big thank you to Lara Krawchuk and our wonderful team of parent helpers who helped make the day a success. It was great to have our team of year 10 photographers, to help with photos on the day.
You can view more photos from the morning tea by logging into the Shore Foundation page on Lampada.
The Foundation is planning to host more morning teas and tours of Graythwaite starting soon. Please contact the Foundation office if you would like to join us, email Catherine at Foundation@shore.nsw.edu.au
All Sports Lunch - 1st June 2018
All Sports Video 2018 - click here to watch the inspiring sports video shown at the All Sports Lunch
It was a celebration of all games played at Shore, as Parents, Old Boys and friends gathered for the 2018 All Sports lunch. Almost 500 people joined the fun at the Westin Hotel, enjoying a delicious lunch and great company. It was exciting to see many more in the Shore Community take part in our online auction.
The 2018 Captains of Sport were welcomed to their new roles by the Foundation President, Tony Young (77) and we heard a special message from Chris Savage – 2018 Captain of Cross Country. OBU President Andrew Winslade (87) made a very generous donation of $300,000 on behalf of the Old Boys’ Union toward the new Shore Physical Education Centre.
A team of ‘young’ old boys rallied the troops to buy raffle tickets, while Mark Ticehurst (Shore Sports Master) ran an entertaining sports quiz – the winner being our Deputy Headmaster Rod Morrison.
We enjoyed hearing from our panel, kindly hosted by Rod Kafer – with Dr Wright sharing insights from his recent sabbatical, Raelene Castle discussing her role as CEO of Rugby Australia and Rod Macqueen sharing his thoughts on the Shore Rugby programme.
Thank you to our supporters, who kindly contributed auction items and those who made generous donations. We are grateful to everyone who helped make the day such a great success.
In addition to the OBU donation, a record amount of $163,220 was raised on the day. Thank you to the Shore Community for your generous support of our boys.
More photos from the 2018 All Sports Lunch can be viewed by parents on Lampada here or email email@example.com.