Fundraising & Spring Fair News


The fundraising committee really needs a couple more volunteers to help us with the committee tasks.  For more information please call Yuki on 0414 489 814 or Nada on 0478 604 448, or email us on

The Collingwood Children’s Farm have sent us their monthly Saturday market dates.

Remaining dates for this year:

  • 8 AUG
  • 12 SEP
  • 10 OCT
  • 14 NOV
  • 12 DEC
  • xmas special ~19 DEC (TBC)

We’re calling for a volunteer to organise our school’s participation for these events.  We typically bake yummy cakes for the cake stall.  It is a much loved part of the Collingwood Children’s Farm.  Please email us on for further details.



Spring Fair meetings are a great way to catch up on the latest news for the fair, and a wonderful way to support your community with ideas and help. Future meetings are as follows:

Spring Fair Meeting Dates 2015

Weekly Spring Fair meeting:

Every Friday 9-10am, in the canteen

Note: School event liaisons and a parent representative from each class are expected to attend attend these weekly meetings


Spring Fair Committee meetings:

  • Wednesday 5 August (7.30am – 8.30am in the Library)
  • Wednesday 2 September (7.30am – 8.30am in the Library)
  • Wednesday 7 October (7.30am – 8.30am in the Library)

Note: A representative from each school sub committee, all class teachers, and class Spring Fair representatives are expected to attend.  Please forward apologies by email,

Childcare for SF Committee meetings will be provided in the rooms off the library


Stall Correction

Last weeks newsletter contained a double listing of this years stall allocations and missed posting the stall ideas.  Here are the ideas this week:

Spring Fair Stall List from 2014

Class Stalls Run:

  • Made with Love (Craft)
  • Children’s Cafe
  • Children’s Activities in the Children’s Garden (Woodwork, Rock Dig, Pirate Ship Etc)
  • Second Hand Clothes
  • Bric-A-Brac (for 10 years the bric-a-brac was given to the asylum seeker resource centre to run & take proceeds)
  • Raffle
  • Loud Auction
  • Silent Auction
  • Curry Stall
  • Chai Stall (Chai, Coffee & Sweets)
  • Juice &/or Lemonade
  • Cake & Produce Stall + Devonshire Tea (back to back in the big marquee)
  • Kitchen Garden (Desley’s preserves)
  • Garlands
  • Second Hand Books
  • Woodfire Pizza
  • Face Painting
  • Fairy Floss

Extra Parent Run Stalls:

  • Market on the oval
  • Coffee machines x 2
  • Bar in the marquee
  • The great crate stacking competition
  • Extra Student & Teacher Run Events & Activities
  • Battle of the bands (we invite other schools)
  • Orchestra performances
  • Dance performances
  • Music student recitals
  • Singing
  • Art exhibitions
  • Sausage sizzles x 2
  • School tours & information
  • Open classrooms
  • Activities by External Providers
  • Wicked wildlife – wildlife talks, including touching crocodiles, snakes, wombats etc
  • Animal nursery
  • Pony rides
  • Harley Davidson rides
  • Free soccer
  • Bungee trampolines
  • Abseiling wall
  • Zorb balls
  • Ice cream (balwyn high students – liria) + (ice cream home made by a parent/handmade & purchased)
  • Kebabs

Stalls and Activities are being scooped up.  If your class hasn’t yet put in a request for a stall please email us on with your top three preferences with your class clearly marked.  Please do not feel you must choose a stall that has been previously run.  If you have new creative idea, we would love to hear it!!

We also require contact details for 1 – 2 members of each class through Prep – Yr 12 for easy relay of SF news to your class community.  The reps may, or may not, be the parent who volunteers for the organisation of your class stall.  Please email us on at your earliest convenience.

Thank you All for your help and support.  Nada & Yuki look forward to hearing from you.

Warm Regards

Fundraising Sub-Committee

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