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