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
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