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Fair and Open Day News

Open Day is coming!
On Sunday 26th May we open the school to our families, friends and local community. Fun, food and friendship are on the agenda.

Open Day Information

 We are now full steam ahead for the Open Day on Sunday 26th May.
The primary purpose of the Open Day is to showcase the school, a secondary purpose is to fundraise. The overall goal is for all children (whatever age) to have fun. These principles have set the tone for the planning of the activities and stalls.

Open Day Schedule

 9.00am  Children to classrooms to prepare for performances

 9.00 – 10am

 Stall set-up

 10 -10.45am

 Children’s performances on main stage

 11am – 3pm

 Fair Fun.  See the full list of Stalls below.




How do school parents help make the day a success?

1.    Each family will be rostered on for a shift on their class stall (except for parents with other Fair Day responsibilities). Rosters will be released at the start of Term 2. The class stalls are listed below.

2.    The whole school community is being asked to bake treats to be sold on the Gourmet Goodies Stall being run by 5th class. Before the fair all school families will be provided with cake boxes and cellophane to package your treats, which are to be delivered to the stall on the day of the Fair. Popular items include, muffins, cupcakes, slices, biscuits, jams and savoury goodies.  Gluten free items are always popular too.

3.      Have you a keen baker in the family? The Cake Baking Competition at the Fair is open to everyone, alumni, children, parents, grandparents, aunties and uncles etc. As well as the kudos of winning one of the categories, every cake is included in a silent auction run throughout the day. So each cake entered raises funds for the school. Details and entry forms for the Cake Baking Competition are in this link.

4.    Donate your pre-loved books to the year 2 Second-hand Book Stall. Donations can be left in the old art room. More details of what is and isn’t being accepted here.

5.    20 different organic seeds are available from The Living Fundraisers stall, a mix of herbs, vegetables and flowers in easy care mini greenhouses or self-contained pots. Pre-order your “garden in a packet” for collection on Open Day, orders close 8th May.

For more information about the Fair and Open Day and Art Show check out the Frequently Asked Questions and the key dates summary below.  Please remember to park considerately of our neighbours’ needs. 

For any other questions please contact your class parent(s) in the first instance.



 Class Stall




 Gourmet Goodies Stall
 4th D

 Popcorn and community game

 4th K

 Food – assistance for Donna Moor including Tea Room

 3rd N

 Cleaning crew 1, during and after.  Duck pond.

 3rd R

 Food – assistance for French cafe


 Second-hand book stall, badge making and wandering wizards

Upper 1st classes

 Coconut shy

Lower 1st classes

 Ticket sales, Mind, Body and Spirit bookings, raffle tickets.  Cleaning crew 2 (if extra assistance is needed)


 Other Stalls

 Colet Community café

 Cake Baking competition

 JC Kitchen

 Board of Governors

 Tea Room

 Mind Body Spirit

 French café and fresh produce

 Henna Art

 Asian food

 Castle Under Siege

 External stalls
 Living Fundraisers

 Planet Entertainment

 Baska-Jon Fine Foods

 Allergy friendly food

 Library books

 Chutneys and jams


Other food not included above:
Coffee van
Hot chips
Sno cones

Key dates summary



 Tuesday 30th April

 Entries close for children’s art show

 Term 2 start

 Rosters published

 Wednesday 8th May

 Last day to pre-order seeds from the Living Fundraisers stall

 Friday 17th May

 Cake boxes and cellophane distributed

 Sunday 19th May

 Flinders House Working bee
 Monday 20th May

 Last day to drop off second-hand books

 Thursday 23rd May

 Entries close for the cake-baking competition

 Friday 24th May

 Art Show opening

 Sunday 26th May

 Fair and Open Day and Art Show 10am – 3pm
 Monday 27th May

 Pupil free day