Dear Members,

A few matters for your information:

  1. Sadly we have been advised of the passing of another dear colleague, Jane Mollick who passed away this week.


Jane started her career as a teacher at Cabramatta PS then on to Nuwarra PS before moving on to Marsden Road PS as an Assistant Principal and as the Relieving Principal for a number of years. She relieved as a Principal at Narwee PS (2003 – 2004) finishing her career as Principal of Padstow Park PS (2004-2017)

For those who remember Jane she was passionate about the performing arts and was very involved with choirs and public speaking. Jane championed public education and was a well respected colleague.

Her husband Joe, also a Principal, has informed us that in true Jane form, she fought to the end and was so happy to live long enough to see her two grandchildren Olive and Ernest born.

Jane’s funeral will be held on Tuesday, May 10 at Woronora Lodge within Woronora Memorial Park, Linden Street, Sutherland commencing at 1.30 pm.

If you are going to attend, please wear something blue to brighten up the day….it was a favourite colour!

Special thanks to Secretary Kerryanne Knox for her assistance in preparing this tribute to Jane


  1. REMINDER: LUNCH at Sydney Rowers Club 1st JUne

Our next Lunch for 2022 will be held at Watergrill Restaurant, Sydney Rowing Club, 613 Great North Road, Abbotsford on Wednesday, 1st June at 12.30pm. Our lunches for this year will be shared between Wednesdays and Thursdays, following some member enquiries about having lunches on days other than Thursday

Cost for the lunch is $60 for ARPP members and $75 for non-members. We are able to keep our costs as low as possible because of the support of Campbell Financial and the payment of annual fees by ARPP members. The cost includes a 2-course lunch and wine with lunch. If any special dietary requirements are required, please advise when responding.  We can meet for drinks in the Bar Area from 11.30am.

This will again be a pre-pay event. The lunch cost can be paid by cheque to ARPP and sent direct to Noel West at 62 Wagstaffe Avenue, Wagstaffe 2257 or by Bank Transfer to BSB062668 Account Number 10152151. The Account Name is ARPP. Those members who have a credit from a previous lunch can pay the balance for this Sydney Rowing Club lunch. Please note this on your payment advice.

Also, to help with number advice to the club, please send your intention to attend to Maurie Bird on or by phone on 0434148141. Please send payment to Noel and advice to Maurie by Wednesday 25th May.  Advice to Maurie can also help with cross-checking in any cases where Bank Transfer payments need followup.

There is some parking available at the club. If travelling by public transport, take the Circular Quay-Parramatta Rivercat Ferry service and alight at Abbotsford Wharf. The 438 bus from the city also terminates at the club.


We look forward to this get-together.


Attached are two recent reports prepared by Trvevor Cobbold, National Convenor of Save Our Schools, that you may find of interest especially given the upcoming elections.

Stay safe & well

Tom Croker

ARPP President

Morrison government to over-fund NSW private schools by nearly $1 billion

Labor Chooses Privilege Over Fairness in Education.docx

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