4PM – 9PM

Our inaugural Twilight Fete is less than two weeks away. The children are busy preparing their activities and stalls for the afternoon and I am so proud of them all.

They are particularly excited to have their friends and family join them on Friday November 15, 2019 – there really is something for everyone:

Our Children’s Stalls

Preps: Sustainability and Prep ‘hangout tent’ – games, books – ‘Chill Zone’

Year 1s – Home-made Jam stall – YUM

Year 2s – Herb, Vegetable and Succulent Stall – You can find the Grade 1 and 2 stalls under the arbour (near the Dickens Street gate)

Year 3s – Robotics Exhibition with interactive games (Performing Arts room)

Year 4s – Have you seen those amazing billy carts around the school? Who will win? All billy carts will be raffled at the fete and the winning billy cart will be auctioned on the main stage by McGrath Real Estate during the night

Years 5/6 – they have been working hard in the Enterprise Unit and look at their impressive stalls:

  1. Build a Burger – Thank you to Damn Fine Foods for their generous donation to this team
  2. Bubble Up for Tea – refreshing and chilled
  3. Craft Stall including ‘Scrunch a Bunch’ – scrunchies, ‘Sunshine Jewellery’- homemade earrings and make your own bracelets and ‘Dr Belle Slime & Bath Bombs’
  4. Edible Bakery – taco bowls and cookie bowls (next door to the food stall)
  5. Popfun – selling flavoured popcorn (next door to the sweet stall)
  6. Sugar Rush – cake pops, lollipops, marshmallow biscuits (also next door to the sweet stall)
  7. Botanica (homemade pots for plants) and Love Earth, Get Crafty (upcycled crafts)
  8. Sensationally Sweet: Decorate your cakes and cookies and try homemade honeycomb
  9. Year 5 Games (on the oval)
  10. Beats & Tracks – roving stall. Watch out for them!

Do we need more, well YES! Because, we couldn’t run our fete without our amazing school community. Take a look at our parent run stalls:

Donations needed now

Choc Toss: Krista organises the Choc Toss like a ‘well oiled machine’. Past students still talk about the phenomena that is the ‘Choc Toss’. Donations of blocks of chocolate can also be left at the office.

Second Hand Clothing: If you haven’t had a clothes cull yet, you had better hurry because Colleen is busily pricing and sorting items ready for her stall. Please leave all donations of clean, quality adult clothes at the main office.

Lucky Bottles: Always a favourite with the adults to our fete is the Lucky Bottle Stall. Spin the wheel to see what bottle you win, but let’s be serious, everyone’s a winner! Wine donations can be left at the office.

Baking donations needed on the day of the fete

Sweet Stall: Organised by Rachelle Porter and Kathryn Howley, this stall is always a favourite. Selling Snow-Cones and Fairy Floss, Rachelle and Kathryn are also asking for donations of sweet treats. Please leave your donations at the office on Thursday 14 or on Fete day.

Cakes: Ann, Simone and Pru are holding a cake stall but not only cakes but any savoury baked goods will be welcome too. Think Cakes, Savoury Muffins, Quiches etc. Here is a link to some easy recipes if you are a bit short on ideas: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1yYK_xPjrqJDwqhyjl3uq6JFCfg-C5PAF?usp=sharing. Please bring donations to the cake stall (old canteen steps) or to the office during the day on Friday 15th November.

Other stalls to enjoy

SKPS Food Stall: Sara and Sanjay are organising some fine fete fare and the menu is looking delicious: Sausages (well it is a fete!); Quesadillas and Jerked Chicken Burgers (and the option of a cold drink). So, invite the neighbours, friends and relatives, they definitely won’t go home hungry!

Face Painting: Bree and her creative team will have your children clamouring for a SKPS face design. Face Painting is $5 or $8 depending on the design.

Photo Booth: Some call John Hyslop a master behind the lens! John will be organising the photo booth in the Performing Arts area. John has backdrops and props and who wouldn’t want a fun memento of the fabulous 2019 Twilight fete? $5 per photo.

Bar: Another favourite of the adults, Luci is organising the bar in a discreet area outside the library (on the decking). Mountain Goat Beer, a wide selection of wines and sparkling will be available as well as a refreshing Aperol Spritz.

To pre-order now

Rides: Dino is back at the helm and the rides this year are: Chair-o-plane; Cup & Saucer; Giant Slide; Cyclone & Sizzler.

Ride Bracelets are available to buy now for only $26. The bracelet will cost $35 on the day so don’t forget to buy before 15 November. Buy here: www.trybooking.com.au/BFFOX

SKPS students can collect their pre-purchased ride bracelet from their classroom teacher on fete day. Non-students can collect their pre-purchased ride bracelets from the ticket booth from 3.30pm. Ride include. Single tickets are $6 each.


We desperately need volunteers and you can volunteer here:  https://docs.google.com/document/d/12c3BZ3G7M1auztMH_IXRAJuJdo93Oerchm9fx54enN0/edit

OR  leave your name and details at the office with Mary and Al

OR Email Sam who is organising the rosters: Shannahrankin@gmail.com Sam (or the stallholder) will email you prior to the fete with your allocated time.

We are also looking for people for the 1 hour Setup and Clean Up Shifts. At 2.00pm we need help setting up marquees and allocating trestles and at 9pm we need people to pack everything away. If you can help, please nominate your preference.

The Stage

The heartbeat of the fete – be prepared for some great entertainment on our stage this fete. Dave and Mick Rennie have some fine entertainment organised:

4.30pm: State School Spectacular performance, Diwali dancers and other talented SKPS children

5.30pm: ‘Forever Young’ featuring our own Dave Lister and Mick Rennie

6.15pm: Live auction by ‘The Block’s’ favourite real estate agent – McGrath (Don’t forget the credit card). See details below

6.30pm: Mystery band – (Step aside Masked Singer!)

7.15pm: SKPS raffle draw

7.30pm: St Kilda Park parent band ‘Parental As Anything’

8.15pm: Comedy

8.30pm: St Kilda Primary parent band ‘Primary Scream’

Live Auction Items

  1. The winning Billy Cart from the Grade 4 ‘Great Billy Cart Race’ – serious bidding for this one
  2. EchoView in Forrest Victoria. Weekend stay; Sleeps up to 8. To be taken by April 2020


  1. Wirrega in Walkerville, Victoria. 3-night mid-week stay. Sleeps 14


  1. Santorini in Lorne, Victoria – 7-night stay


  1. Ashmore Palms on the Gold Coast: Stay in a premium Palm Cottage for 5-nights. The prize is for two adults and up to 2 children (3-13 years). Value: $1,170 and valid until December 2020 https://www.facebook.com/AshmorePalms/app/324616744236031/
  2. 5. Four-bedroom house in Mount Martha, includes pool and spa. 3-night stay subject to availability (not available during school holidays).


Thank you to our wonderful families who have donated these beautiful properties and to all the Year 4s that made such an amazing array of billy carts!

Fete Promotion

Our lovely fete post cards printed by Beyond Media were sent home with all children last week. Please share them with you friends, neighbours and relatives.

Thank you to Erik R, Sam L and many more children whose work was included in the fete poster

And finally, our piece de resistance – our 2019 fete video. Thank you once again to Jason Byrne for organising and to our fabulous cast: Fete 2019 Video

Thank you for your support everybody but if you have any questions, concerns or suggestions, please contact Rhonda Glenfield skpsfete@gmail.com

We look forward to seeing you all at SKPS Fete 2019 and as always, thank you for supporting our school!