Our fete is a great day out for all the family and the major fundraising event for our school. There's lots of opportunity for you to get involved, whether you’re a long-time member of the school or a new family! Stay tuned for this page for weekly updates and keep up with all the fun of the fete on Facebook and our new Instagram feed: @ourgreatfete
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, our great school fete is finally here! Gates open Saturday at 12pm for all-day family fun. There’ll be yummy food, rides and attractions for all ages, live music, bargains, legendary Wales St baked goods and a bar for the grown-ups. Bring your families, friends and neighbours!
Beat the queues on fete day - buy your wristband at school this week
Don’t miss your chance to buy a fete wristband for $35 before and after school this week, near the fete shed. Wristbands are better value than ever this year, with two extra activities included to suit kids of all ages. Buy them ahead of fete day and avoid the queues! More info about wristbands and tickets here.Let us entertain youWe've got a great line-up of live acts on stage from 12pm. Check out our gig guide so you can plan your day. If your kids are performing in the Wales St Rock Choir, please note they'll be on stage at 1.45pm. Baking for the fete?If you're making treats for our fete, please pre-register your goodies before fete day here. We need to know the ingredients and who baked what (the date is American format). Once registered you can pack your own goods, use packaging available from the office or drop off your treats to the school on Friday night or Saturday morning and we'll pack for you.Get the most out of fete day Rain, hail, or shine, our fete will be a wonderful day! The weather is expected to be chilly so rug up (and bring an umbrella, just in case). We'll have hot coffee and delicious warm food on offer and many attractions and stalls are undercover or inside. Bring your keep-cups and drink bottles so we can keep waste to a minimum, and don't forget your shopping bags to carry your bargains home! There will be an ATM on site. Take a sneak peek at our fete map to locate your favourite attractions. Maps will be available on the day, too. Download our Spotify playlist!Get your groove on and download our very own 'Our great fete' playlist from Spotify. Add your favourite tunes! Thank you Wales St familiesThank you to all our families who’ve pitched in to make our fete possible. You've helped out at the working bee, opened and closed the fete shed, coordinated stalls, baked delicious treats, donated goods, grown plants, provided your professional services pro bono, bid via our Silent Aucton, sold raffle tickets and have supported our most important school fundraiser in a variety of different ways. Again we are reminded of how special our Wales St community is.
Without our wonderful Wales St community our fete would not be as great as it is! But we still have half our volunteering shifts to fill, so please pitch in again this year. We particularly need volunteers for face painting/body art haunted house, hot dogs/corn and baked potatoes. Sign up here: https://signup.zone/wsps-fete-2019 Don’t forget, you could win a wristband – we have one more to give away this week!
Fete wristbands on sale from Monday!
Fete wristbands go on sale from Monday for a special early bird price of $35! The wristband gets you unlimited access to rides on fete day. Look for us outside the fete shed at drop-off and pick-up every day next week. Cash and EFTPOS accepted.
Drop off your donations to the fete shed this Saturday, March 16th between 10am - 12pm. We particualrly need drinks, plus hamper and lucky dip items (scroll down to 'We need your donations' below for further details). We could do with some extra help in the fete shed this Saturday so please stick around if you can lend a hand!
There's loads of goodies for the fete hampers ready to be sorted and wrapped...we just need some help to do it! Join us on Tuesday 19th March from 7.30pm in the staff room. Bring your sorting and wrapping skills and we'll bring the wine and chocolates. Keep your donations coming! In addition to the Saturday opening, the fete shed will accept your donations every weekday morning (8.45-9.15am) and afternoon (2.45-3.15pm). 3 WEEKS TO GO!
Sign up to volunteer and you could WIN a wristband!
Our wonderful Wales St community makes our fete great, so please get involved again this year by registering to volunteer. Shifts run for just two hours, are loads of fun and a great way to get to know other families. Plus, when you register you'll go into the draw to win a wristband - we've got two left to give away!
We need your donations
It’s time to drop off your donations to help raise much-needed funds for our school. We’re looking for…
*fete shed open weekdays 8.45 - 9.15am and 2.45 - 3.15pmRaffle tickets are ready!Raffle ticket books were distrbuted to every class today (Fri) so please check your children's bags over the weekend. The raffle has the potential to raise almost $20,000 for our school so let's get selling! Ask your neighbours, work colleagues, family and friends...there's some great prizes on offer. The raffle will be drawn on fete day. Extra raffle books are available from the office for the avid salespeople amongst you! Please return all books and monies to the office by Wednesday 27 March.Local legends Luke and RyanWales St parents and carers go above and beyond when it comes to our fete. Like garden guru Luke Morgan who's been cultivating his plant babies for months. You can pick up these green goodies on fete day for a steal. Ryan Evans, a sparky, is donating his time to ensure we're fully charged and ready to go on the day. We think Luke and Ryan are legends - but they're not alone. Hundreds of you pitch in and help out before, on and after fete day and we couldn't do it without you. THANK YOU! 4 WEEKS TO GO!WIN a wristband!We’ll be giving away one wristband (for unlimited access to rides!) for the next three weeks…all you need to do is sign up to volunteer at our great fete and you’ll go into the draw! Sign up now at https://signup.zone/wsps-fete-2019Where does the money go?Our fete is a great day out for all the family and strengthens our wonderful WSPS community, but it also raises much-needed funds to enhance our children’s learning and improve their experience at school. Here’s a sample of initiatives already funded by the fete:
Stay tuned for exciting news about our Silent Auction and raffle in next week’s newsletter!
Our Fete Committee is super excited about this year’s fete. You’ll see some old favourites return, plus some exciting new ideas. Fete planners distributed this weekThe 2019 fete planner will be distributed in class this week. Additional copies available at the office. Post your planner to your fridge to remind you of key dates, donation ideas and drop-off information. You can download extra copies here. The ever-popular clothes stall is back…But with a twist! We’re looking for donations of GOOD QUALITY women’s and children’s clothing and Wales St PS uniforms to sell at our fete. No bags, jewellery, underwear or men’s clothing this year. And nothing stained or ripped please! Drop-off anytime to 17 Gooch St, in the box on the veranda (not to the fete shed!). Calling all foodies!We’re still looking for volunteers to coordinate the salads and Lebanese pastries food stalls. Unleash your inner foodie and join in the fun, contact firstname.lastname@example.orgDo you own a local business?Do you run your own business or own a holiday house? We’re looking for contributions to our online Silent Auction and Raffle. It’s great exposure for your business (we’ll promote you!) and you’ll help raise much-needed funds for our school. Contact email@example.com if you can help. Want to perform at our fete?
Wales St families have oodles of talent and here’s your chance to show them off! If you’re a musician, singer, entertainer, juggler, comedian…..and would like to perform at our great fete, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org