Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52Quarterly magazine of The Peninsula School 8 2016 Brownlow Breakfast Footy fever thrives at TPS Our School THIS year our 17th Annual Peninsula School Brownlow Breakfast at The Frankston Arts Centre fell on Friday 15 September, our last day of Term 3. The pending school holidays might have had something to do with the excitement and energy in the room but it was more likely to be ‘footy fever’. Campbell Brown, Aaron Hamill and Leigh Montagna led by celebrity imitator Andrew Startin enthralled over 180 football fans. Sam Newman, Bruce McAvaney, Dennis Cometti and Mike Sheahan could very well have been in the room while Channel 7 news presenter Peter Mitchell, MC for this event since 1999 once again facilitated the conversation with his usual calm, composed manner. We welcomed other special guests to the event adding to the football fever including past student and current Carlton player, Jacob Weitering and his dad, Darren and past player for Saints and Collingwood, Shane Wakelin. Destination Group generously donated a table for some of our up and coming footballers, our First Football Boys Team and several girls from the first Peninsula School Girls AFL Football Team. It was a special event bringing together parents, students, past students and valued community members to enjoy breakfast and one of our favourite topics for September – AFL! This event is also a fundraiser for the School and is strongly supported by our local community – for which we are very grateful. A special thank you goes to the Lamattina Family, our Foundation Members for this event who have been supporting our School since 1998. Thanks also to our Gold Sponsors including Stuart Davies and his team from Glass Assist, supporting this event since 2003 and Glenn Fitzgerald from Destination Group of Companies, supporting this event since 2009. This year we welcomed Dean Phillips and Quentin McEwing from McEwing & Partners and also Tony Groves from Mornington Mazda as valued partners and we hope we can continue working together in the future. Our Community Supporters must be mentioned as we received an overwhelming amount of generous gifts donated as prizes by families within our own School network. Raffle prizes were plentiful, including: • Gourmet food hampers from Stephanie and Richard Woodman from Woodman’s Estate, Darryl Wallace and his team from Alliance Catering and Patrice and Catherine Repellin from Merricks Estate; • Angus Beef Vouchers from Sally and Edward Matt from Hillock Downs and Kate and Ben Hardy from Anvil Angus Beef; • Three golf packages from The National, Mornington Golf Club and Brighton Golf Club; • Wine from Rodger and Simone Simpson from By The Bottle & Chris Druitt and Kathleen Quealy from Quealy Cellar Door; • Dinner at Hog’s Breath Café from Matt and Sasha Carroll and from Rick Wolfe at Vista Eyes a dinner for two at Vue de Monde; • Vouchers from Anthony and Sally Hansen from Vespa’s Gelato and Cathy and Doug Hodgson from Boost Juice; • Experiences including dolphin swims from Troy and Justine McNamara from Polperro in Portsea, a package for 4 including all catering to Mornington Racing Club Members, a three course dinner party for 10 guests in your own home from Your Private Chef, accommodation at Lakeside Villas from Rollo and Linda Crittenden from Crittenden Estate, a relaxation package from Endota Mornington, the Ultimate Beer Experience for 8 mates from Matt and Rachael Bebe from Mornington Brewery and a weekend escape in the ultimate BMW driving machine from BMW Mornington; • Home safety equipment from Kelly and Steven McLeod from Fire Safety Australia; and • A clothing pack from Minni & Matt Trigger from Trigger Brothers. Thank you once again to Year 9 student Fox de Roche for another ambient, acoustic performance at the event and thanks also to Bridget Fox for her help with the table decorations. Thank you to Jason Warne for organising the panel of guests. Thank you to members of the Board for attending, Ron Zammit, David Osbourne, Tim Stone, and to the President of TOPSA Ian Cockle. Finally, our AFL football guests all graciously signed jumpers, Peninsula School mini footballs and so willingly answered questions from the crowd – we can’t thank you enough. It was definitely a fantastic morning at Frankston Arts Centre and we’re already looking forward to next year! Shay Warne Brownlow Breakfast Event Coordinator Peter Mitchell Leigh Montagna Aaron Hamill Campbell Brown