4 Oct 2019

PTA Newsletter – Friday 4 October

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Bingo on the 20th September was well attended and fun was had by all. Many thanks to Rebbecca O’Brien and all the volunteers who made the event a success. We raised nearly $2000 for the school, so well done!


School Fair 2019


2nd November, 12 – 4pm

Come and have a fun filled day at the fair with your family.



There will be a $50 entry fee per person, payable in advance up until Tuesday 29th October, or on the gate on the day.  Babes in arms are free of charge and children will receive a game card.  The link to click for advance entry payment is here:


You can also purchase tickets at the early bird price of $30 for the performances in the school hall. Alfie No Name will present his high energy, interactive clown shows, the first at 1:30pm, the second at 3pm.  They are suitable for all ages and each show lasts 40 minutes.

Please look out for messages from your class contacts and help them out by responding!  This is a community event and everyone is expected to help out in some way.

All the usual favourites will be there: Teachers’ BBQ, Kids’ Café, Book Shop, Silent Auction, White Elephant, Entertainers, Art Jam, Cupcake & Cookie Decorating, Arts & Crafts and fantastic games in the car park.



Game prizes—small items that will appeal to children of all ages, e.g. little action figures, bouncy balls, Chupa Chups lollies, etc.

White Elephant—second hand goods in saleable condition.  Please clearly label for White Elephant.

Book Shop-children’s books and adult fiction (no travel books, magazines, recipe books or help books).

Donations for the fair can be dropped off at the PTA office during school hours.  Please label items clearly so we know what to do with them. There will be labelled boxes outside the PTA office from

14th October for you to sort your white elephant goods.  If you are unable to put them in the boxes, please make sure they are bagged, labelled ‘white elephant’ and put to one side so it is obvious that the goods need to be sorted out.

Most of the funds raised by the school fair will pay for new STEAM tools and materials, to create ‘maker spaces’ for every year group. STEAM is an educational approach to learning that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics as access points for guiding student inquiry, dialogue, and critical thinking.  Funds will also go towards equipment for the Urban Farmers in the micro garden and author and speaker visits.  The students voted for WWF as their charity of choice this year, and  5%  of the fair profits will go to WWF. The fundraising target is $200,000 this year.

Silent Auction Needs You!

Dear parents. As part of the CWB school fair, the Silent Auction is seeking donations from families or businesses.  Please support this fundraising initiative by donating goods or services or by reaching out to contacts you may have in the business community. The Silent Auction will be an online bidding platform that will showcase the donors and goods/services available. Donations should be suitable for children and adults of families. In the past we have had skateboards, cashmere clothing, handbags, spa vouchers, party venues and entertainment, holiday villa stays, toys, lego, children’s activities, etc.  This raises a fantastic amount of money so please donate if you can.  The auction will go live one week before the fair!

Get crafty with your children over the half term holiday and make some rainforest themed decorations from recycled materials for the fair. We have had some great contributions so far. Please bring in your finished artwork to the PTA by 25th October so that it can be used to decorate the school for the fair.


PTA Events October and November

2nd November, School Fair 12 – 4pm

29th November, Year 5 & 6 Social 6 to 7:45pm


PTA Shop

We stock stationery items for Years 4 – 6, recorders, lined white boards, hair ties, tennis balls, book bags and nit combs (Our Nit combs are now $80).  Our stationery is very reasonably priced (the same or cheaper than local shops) and we have the green and pink biros required in Years 5 & 6, which are hard to find elsewhere.  We now also stock A5 recycled paper notebooks required in Year 4.

Please purchase from the PTA as all profits go back to the school.  In the past, the PTA, with the help of parents, has raised money for books, playground and sports equipment, the climbing wall and garden.


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