Fundraising in the Sun: City to Surf 2019

City to Surf is our one big fundraiser this year. Please make sure you and your young people sign up. It’s great fun and a great way to raise money.

If you registered last year and would like to join us again you just need to log in to your portal account and indicate that you are available for the City to Surf. You should get an email confirmation once you have done that. The link for those who registered last year is here:
Login to your existing portal

For those who have not participated before you just need to set up a new profile on the Fairfax events portal and then indicate your availability for the 2019 City to Surf. It takes about 5 minutes. The link to create a new profile is:

Rose Bay Secondary College MEP program will be helping out at the luggage return at Bondi Beach. As in previous years the MEP is paid for every volunteer who registers and turns up on the day and the money goes towards much needed MEP equipment.

Volunteers need to be at Bondi from about 5:45 am and we are usually on until between 11 and midday. The work includes sorting gear bags into numerical order, handing them back to the runners when they finish the run and helping runners who’s gear has gone missing. City to Surf organisers put on food and water for all of the volunteers and everyone gets a volunteer t-shirt on the day. It’s a lot of fun and most importantly helps out the MEP.

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End of Term Round Up

Our mid-year concerts were a huge success. Congratulations to all the bands and ensembles who performed. Thank you to Murray Jackson, Sean Windsor and Melanie Forbes, and all the MEP tutors, for your hard work and support.

We really appreciate the fantastic support we receive from RBSC. Thank you to all our amazing teachers especially Mr Godby, Ms Vine, Ms Waser, Mr McEvoy, Mr Carter and Mr Wright.


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Mid Year Concert

!! Rock Bands New Date !!

The MEP students will perform on Thursday 13th of June (Rock Bands) and Wednesday 19th of June (Ensembles)  in the School Hall, 6pm. See you there !

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Happy New Year

Welcome back to all our students and tutors.
The firsts MEP sub-committee meeting will be on the 18th of February, 7pm, in the new Boardroom.

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MEP end of year final

Our final concert for the year promises to be fantastic. All the ensembles have worked extremely hard and are looking forward to playing for you all — so see you at the School Hall at 6pm on Wednesday 21st November.

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Rose Bay Rocks Concerts

Looking forward to seeing you all at Junior Rose Bay Rocks and Senior Rose Bay Rocks on Wednesday November 14th and Thursday 15th November respectively. Our students have been working hard and are really looking forward to playing to a capacity crowd so make sure you spread the word! 

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BayFest 18 delivers great music, sun and fun, and much fundraising

Our third annual BayFest entertained hundreds of festival goers in the plaza on Sunday 16th September. Among the crowd was legendary drummer and musician rights’ activist Lindy Morrison. Lindy has worked with many of our students at Waverley Council’s Bondi Wave program and presented the inaugural Lindy Morrison Young Women in Music Encouragement Award to year 11 student Mia Folli for her ‘musical skill, commitment and team work’.

Lindy Morrison with Mia Folli BayFest 2018

Playing their last ever gig at school was popular Year 12 band, Hot Heads, who performed to a very enthusiastic crowd. Other highlights of the day included the Percussion Ensemble and our newest ensemble Rose Vox, as well as stellar performances from Senior and Junior Concert Bands who didn’t miss a beat even during gale-force winds. The plaza was filled with a fun, festival atmosphere as people enjoyed the music, the sun, as well as the stalls, the food, the information stalls and drinking coffee and/or chai out of RBSC keep cups thanks to the environment committee.

This year BayFest was also supported by the Woollahra Council Community and Cultural Grants Program. We were delighted to welcome headspace, WAYS and Wayside Op Shop into the school as well as Rev Graham Anson from Wayside Chapel, Woollahra Mayor Peter Cavanagh, Cr Paul Mitchell, Cr Lucinda Regan. Also attending BayFest were Waverley Council Cr Paula Masselos, Marjorie O’Neill, ALP candidate for Coogee, and the newly-announced ALP candidate for Wentworth, Tim Murray.

A lot of effort went into the fundraising this year and our silent auction was particularly successful. Many thanks to all the people and businesses who donated items to the silent auction as well as Gelato Messina, Allpress Coffee, Nudie Juice, Bondi Chai and Harris Farm. We have only got rough sums but it’s looking like we raised $8,000 for the MEP.

A big thank you to Mr Godby, Ms Godby, Ms Vine, Mr Flack, Ms Cave, Ms Waser, Ms Westbrook, Mr Carter, Mr Waugh, Ms Moon, Mr Jimenez and all the other school staff who supported the day. We’d also like to thank Murray Jackson, David Power and Sean Windsor for their constant hard work and support.

Thanks to Phil Moore, Merran Hughes, Jayne Hughes, Sue Humberstone, Elli Faktor, Anne-Louise Falson, John Mikler and Merran Lang who put so much work into making the day a success. Andrew Grogan and his daughter Eleni who managed the finance desk. And Andrew Worssam who took these heart-stoppingly beautiful photographs all day. We’ll work out a way for you all to see them shortly.

BayFest creates a number of opportunities – our talented students perform, we showcase our bands and ensembles, and we connect our school to the local community – but it’s also a great day out. Thank you for coming and showing your support for the MEP and for the school.

We want to know what you think. Please take a few minutes to fill in our survey and tell us how you thought BayFest worked and/or could be improved. Follow the link: BayFest 18 survey


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