The quiz night was held on Saturday night and judging by the laughter, food and some silly answers provided, everyone enjoyed the evening. We had a total of 19 tables filling the hall and thanks to the efforts of our capable MC (Daniel Richards) we moved through the 8 rounds with humour and speed, finishing up about 11pm. In between rounds everyone had a chance to take something home with plenty of door prizes and bonus quiz sheets to keep everyone in the game.
People’s knowledge was tested, with not many “admitting” to knowing the main characters names in 50 shades of grey, and some wide-ranging music knowledge was needed. I mean, who the hell is Gordon Lightfoot? And not too many people were familiar with the band Wigmore who sang Black Sheep either. The crowds understanding of Aussie slang was pretty good with most people knowing what a “dunny budgie” was and what it meant to put a “dead horse” on their “dog’s eye”. It was interesting to discover what a lot of nerdy parents we are at Lathlain with pretty much everyone knowing the names of the characters in The Big Bang Theory, but we came a bit unstuck when it came to the details of current affairs like “the name of the “whistleblower” involved in the Peel Health Campus scandal, or the names of Australians of the year for 2012 and 2013. If you are wondering what the answers to these questions are, then you can start getting ready to put together a table for next year’s Quiz Night.
- The teachers were the winning team with 100.5 points, showing us just why they are doing such a good job with our kids. They were just ahead of second place who were on 100 points. First prize winners took away a dinner for 8 at parliament house with Ben Wyatt, cinema tickets, cosmetics, Hungry Jacks vouchers and 8 bottles of wine. Second prize got to split a $450 dinner voucher at Rockpool, $50 Transit voucher, Hungry Jacks vouchers and a Nutrimetics travel pack and 8 bottles of wine; and 3rd prize walking away with Chocolate Hamper, $50 Transit Voucher, Electric Toothbrush, Green Bean $10 Voucher. Hungry Jacks vouchers, 8 Bottles wine, Nutrimetics Make-Up Brush set, Chocolates.
The Raffle was a huge success with everyone keen to win the first prize, I-Pad, 2nd prize, Nespresso Coffee machine, or 3rd prize Little Tikes Ride on toy. The winners were –
1st Prize – Mrs. Tamara Milford
2nd Prize -Michelle Mundoy
3rd Prize – Jacqueline Cooper
A huge thanks goes towards our many generous donators who really made everyone feel like a winner on the night.
|McArthur Metroeal Estate, Lathlain||Corporate Wear West www.fashionhousecorporatewear.com.au||Choice Home Loans www.themortgagementor.com.au||Rockpool Resturaunt www.rockpool.com|
|Aqualife Leisure Centre||Transit Clothing www.transitclothing.com.au||Pullman Resort Bunker Bay||Amcal Chemist Burswood|
|Ben Wyatt MLA
Member for Vic Park
Kate Doust MLC Member for South Metropolitan Region
|Eric Ripper Member (former) for Belmont||Steve Irons Fed. Member for Swan|
|Barrel and Vine Wines www.barrelandvine.com.au||Liquor Barons, Carlisle||Kidz Paradise Carlisle www.kidzparadise.com.au||Spa in the Park www.spainthepark.com.au|
|The Green Bean Store www.greenbeanstore.com.au||Belvidere Pizza www.belviderepizza.com.au||Toys in the Park www.toysinthepark.com.au||Reading Cinema Belmont|
And to all our generous silent donators who just like to help out the school cause they can.
Finally, nights like this don’t happen without a lot of hard work and dedication, and our thanks to Nicki Suchenia who has organised the quiz night for the past 5 years, plus generous parents who marked results, manned the bar on the night and helped out with setting and packing up.
Don’t forget to give us your name if you want to help us out – we can always do with extra hands.