FETE FANFARE

The 2018 St Stephen’s School Fete was a feast for the senses as the bustling crowds enjoyed the sound of students singing, children running around with glitter in their hair, the smell of South African sausages sizzling away and the bright colours of cake, plant and craft stalls. All of this just as they arrived, with visitors presented with more than 90 attractions spotted around the beautifully-decorated grounds.

There was something to please everyone on the day, which was a resounding success, drawing big crowds who were able to see what St Stephen’s School is about.

I wandered around filled with pride seeing our core value of Community being lived and loved by all.

The day’s success comes down to the work of many. First of all, the commitment of our Fete Parent Committee. Your love for the school and dedication to bringing this event to life is truly astounding. I know how hard you all worked, the extra hours you put in and the energy it took to create such a wonderful day for all. Your support and devotion is rewarding for our whole community.

To our staff members who worked alongside the committee to make sure all went to plan, I thank you for your loyalty to our vision of being a Christ-centred, student-focused and community-based school.

Then there are the stallholders, community members, visitors, students, volunteers and more! I can’t even start to thank each person by name as there would be too many to list and I wouldn’t want to miss any deserved praise but we really enjoyed having all of you there on the day and couldn’t have enjoyed the success without your help.

As we reflect on another wonderful community event as we head toward the end of the year, it is a great time to reflect on living by our values of Faith, Service, Learning, Care and Community.

Mrs Donella Beare

Principal

FETE NEWS 22 October 2018

Count Down – 5 sleeps!

It’s the place to be….Sat 27 October from 9am to 3pm.

Parking on Hamer Oval $2.

Please invite your family, friends and neighbours along to this great community event.

Come and discover these delights:

  • Edible and succulent plants – over 400 plants for sale in Plant stall.
  • Musical performances from SSS students
  • Quality second hand books – amazing books on offer at great prices!
  • Chocolate Toss
  • Mystery Jars
  • Make your own SLIME!
  • Glitter hair stall!
  • Delicious lemonade and popcorn served but the cutest Pre-Primary kids!
  • Delightful pampering – indulge in a nail spa experience!
  • Enjoy looking through and making a bid on our fabulous silent auction items.  Over $20 000 worth of items on offer!!!!!! There are simply too many items to list but some of the big ones are accommodation, meals, photography sittings, teeth whitening, car servicing voucher, signed Dockers Jersey, Wildcats tickets, Pizza oven, WA Ballet tickets, Grand Cinema family pass, Latitude party package, cooking classes, group fitness vouchers and LOADS more PLUS over 50 hampers!!!!!
  • Fire truck display and Police Car
  • Bungy Jumping
  • Rides
  • Smash a car
  • The food!  Tempt your tastebuds.  Delicious authentic South African delights and yummy Aussie Sausage Sizzle! As well as a selection of food trucks.
  • Craft Market – Over 30 market stalls with a variety of craft, jewellery, fashion, health, food and pet products and services on display. All of the stall holders have donated items to our silent auction.
  • One of our market stalls is AUSSIE POOCH MOBILE DOG WASH. Katie Farmer is running this stall to promote her business, and will be donating all proceeds from the stall to the fete proceeds. See the dog wash van and amazing doggie treats available at her stall.
  • Trinity North Uniting Church are running some craft activities for children. Visit their stall to find out what about their current church programs.
  • Black Pearl Network is a Uniting Church fundraising project which helps those in need in Papua New Guinea. Kerry Povey will be running a children’s activity stall so please pop in and support her.
  • Cambodia Raw Impact Tour – Sue Libbis and students are running a stall selling frangipanis, bush posies, jams and more.
  • Vintage LEGO display & LEGO for sale – Proceeds from this stall support the Cambodia Tour. See Christine to purchase one or two!
  • Year 9 South Africa Tour are running the White Elephant stall, selling slushies and lucky dips.

We still need donations for the Chocolate Toss too.

Parking attendants – if you can help out being a parking person on Saturday 27 October between 9am and 2pm it would be greatly appreciated.  Please contact Julie Wookey on 0408 806 433 or email cullyn5@bigpond.com

General helpers on fete day – If you can help on Saturday 27 October between 7.30am and 4pm please contact Julie Wookey on 0408 806 433 or email cullyn5@bigpond.com

We look forward to seeing you enjoy all the fun of the fete.

Parent Committee Fete 2018

 

FETE NEWS 15 October 2018

Count Down – 12 days to go!

Help, help, help!!!!  Strong able-bodied people required to put up fete signage just before event – please contact Amanda on 0448 995 341 or email mokes24@gmail.com if you can lend a hand.

Gazebo/Trestle Table call out – Do you have a trestle tables and/ or gazebos that they could lend for the day. They can be left at the shed on Tuesday mornings from 0745 – 1000am and on Tuesday afternoons from 1530 – 1630.  All care will be taken.

Parking attendants – Only one hour and you have done a great deed…..if you can help out being a parking person on Saturday 27 October between 9am and 2pm it would be greatly appreciated.  Please contact Julie Wookey on 0408 806 433 or email cullyn5@bigpond.com

General helpers on fete day – If you can help on Saturday 27 October between 7.30am and 4pm please contact Julie Wookey on 0408 806 433 or email cullyn5@bigpond.com

FETE NEWS 17 September 2018

WE NEED YOUR HELP PLEASE

 

Tow Truck Business

Do you or someone you know own a tow truck business?  We need help to move the Smash-A-Car to school.  Please contact Julie Wookey on 0408 806 433 if you can assist.

 

Mystery Jars

We need fillers please.  Collection boxes are at ELC, Primary school and Year 7 reception areas.

 

Walkers

Walkers wanted for letterbox deliveries in Duncraig area.  Either students (high school) or parents who can lend a hand please contact Amanda D’Souza on 0448995341 or mokes24@gmail.com

 

White elephant stall

Donations can be dropped off at Doveridge Dve Shed on Tue mornings between 8am and 8.45am.

 

Muscles required!!! 

Strong able-bodied people required to put up fete signage in October – please contact Amanda on 0448 995 341 or email mokes24@gmail.com if you can lend a hand.

 

Parking attendants

We need some wonderful volunteers.  Please contact Julie Wookey on 0408 806 433 or email cullyn5@bigpond.com

 

Pre-loved books

Please see the collection boxes at ELC and Primary reception and alternately you can drop off direct at the shed on Doveridge Drive open every Tuesday Morning from 8am to 8.45am.

 

SILENT AUCTION

Last call for silent auction items for fete. All donations must be in by end of school hols please.

  • Do you own a small business? Do you know someone who does?
  • Do you belong to a sporting club eg golf who could donate lessons or a round of golf etc?
  • Do you use a service eg piano lessons, gyms etc who could donate a voucher or products?

IF SO WE WOULD LOVE YOUR SUPPORT FOR THE SILENT AUCTION!

We will be widely acknowledging all donations and sponsors via our school community communications (1500 families), social media promotions and printed flyers.

Please contact Dee Crowther on 0403 431 323 or email Deirdre.crowther@gmail.com for any further enquiries.  Donations can be dropped off at Fete Collections points at ELC, Primary and Secondary Offices.

Book Donations

 

You may be an avid reader, but the dusty pile of books in your room is starting to be a nuisance. You don’t have the heart to throw your old books away, but you don’t have much of a use for them anymore.

We need book donations to run another successful book stall at the fete.

Please bring any books you have outgrown or no longer need to Student Services or Primary Office.  If it is easier, bring them to the shed in the bottom car park.

Shed will be open every Tuesday from Aug 14, at approx. 7.45am – 8.45am.

THANK YOU!