From the Principal – 3 March 2016
The 90th Anniversary Twilight Fair was a school and community celebration on a grand scale. Through the careful planning of the Parents’ and Friends’ Association and the hard work of countless volunteers, our children, families and friends enjoyed an enchanting School Fair experience.
Ride alley, was awash with eager young daredevils, all queueing for rides, keen to maximise the benefits of their pink unlimited rides arm band. Parents watched on as their children jumped, slid, rode, dodged and generally spun and twisted in all directions.
My favourite being the ‘old school’ dodgem cars, gentle, predictable, and most of the time you can see or hear the impact coming. Rides, the Hurricane and Bad Boyz II again proved popular with the teens, the majority of them returning several times to relive the excitement of spinning, whizzing and whirring in all manner of directions.
For the more civilised, or those wishing a break from the hustle and bustle of ride alley, the St Margaret’s oval offered welcome respite. Food and Market stalls offered a variety goods, from steamed corn, classic snow cones, vintage clothing, fresh flowers and new Mercedes or two.
The stage once again entertained the crowd, with the music and dance talents of our students shining through. The supportive crowd embraced all the performers and cheered whole heartedly throughout the evening.
A brave ‘band of sisters’ took to the stage in support of The Peter MacCallum Institute and Ronald McDonald House. Raising funds by cutting and donating their own hair for the creation of wigs for cancer sufferers. To those brave girls I say thank you, how humble and noble a gesture and offering. Placing the needs of others ahead of your own, in such a selfless and supportive act of kindness. Well done girls on your exceptional leadership through service.
Our School Fair, is a wonderful, unique and enduring community celebration due to the overwhelming support of our community. Community is all about contribution, and in this regard I often use a simple analogy, ‘if everyone puts in more than they take out, there will always be enough to share around.’
Mr Doug Bailey