My heart filled with the greatest pride and joy as I watched our community at its best, simply being a cohesive, supportive, energetic large family!
Our twilight fete was a magical event and our children love it!
There are many people that I would love to thank, and at the top of the list is our unstoppable, immensely hardworking, super organiser- Rhonda Glenfield. We all take our hats off to you Rhonda. Thank you, you are extraordinary.
Thank you also to Mel Grenville was an amazing assistant to Rhonda, arranged sponsorship, auction items, and helped pack up and clean up the day after! What a woman!
We were so grateful for the vast number of parents who volunteered their time. Everyone had a part to play and all were vitally important. Thank you so very much to the following, and I do sincerely apologise if I have overlooked anyone:
Rides: Dino, Hollie, Julia, Belinda, Claire and Sian
Food: Sarah, Sanjay, Alyisha, Gene, Jennie, Kristina, Peta, Rakhi, Sally, Sarah, Tori, Annette, Belinda, Dalia, Ella, Emma, Julia, Marcus, Mychelle, Danielle, Daryl, Gemma, Kai, Maya, Simon and Yasmeen
Bar: Lucie, Ben, Julie, Shamus, Angel, Elen, Libby, Natasha, Penny, Shandy, Simon, Stuart, Andrew, Anupam, Danielle and Johnny
Choc Toss: Krista and her magnificent team!
Lucky Bottles: Jenni, Belinda, Sally, Cecilia, Kate, Vanessa and Shannon
Face Painting: Bree and her incredibly creative team
Cakes and Jams: Ann, Simone, Lisa, Ann, Prue, Belinda, Zara, Donna and Susan
Live Auction and Raffle Staff: Mel, Bec, Kat, Rhonda, Sam and Stefanie
Sweets, Popcorn and Fairy floss: Rachelle, Kathryn, Jeanette, Kate, Michael, Nicol G., Nicole, M., Pallavi, Andrea, Rakhi, Tanya, Tracey, Vicki, Vicky, Yvonne, Alison, Celia and Dee
Photo Booth: John – the master behind the lens
Designer Second Hand Clothes: Colleen, Anthony, Vanessa, Brooke, Jax, Kate and Sophie
Wash Van: Chris, Sally, Sandra, Ben, Daniel, Julia and Andrea
Volunteer Organiser: Sam
Pack up Crew: Rhonda, Dave, Carmen, Nathan, Sam, Shandy, Warren, Jack and Josh (super team!), SKPS staff… and THANK YOU to everyone who just chipped in!!!!!
Our Children: It was a fete for our children, by our children and they ran the show like stars! Thank you to all staff who injected endless time into making sure everything was ready to go on the day!
Our children’s stalls comprised:
Prep: Sustainability and Prep ‘hangout tent’
Year 1: Home-made Jam stall
Year 2: Herb, Vegetable and Succulent Stall
Year 3: Robotics Exhibition with interactive games
Year 4: Billy carts raffle and auction!
Years 5/6: They had a large number of highly impressive stalls: Build a Burger (Thank you to Damn Fine Foods for their enormously generous donation), Bubble Up for Tea Craft Stall, including ‘Scrunch a Bunch’, ‘Sunshine Jewellery’, ‘Dr Belle Slime & Bath Bombs’, Edible Bakery, Popfun, Sugar Rush, Botanica, Love Earth, Get Crafty, Sensationally Sweet, Year 5 Games and Beats & Tracks.
Our Staff: An enormous thank you to every staff member who have lived and breathed ‘fete, fete, fete’ for months – planning, creating, inspiring, making and working alongside the children on the day! To the office staff who have helped with deliveries, responding to a vast number of fete queries and always managing a smile – a special thank you! To our fabulous ES staff who worked solidly on the night – I am so very grateful. Thank you. We have an amazing team!
I would especially like to acknowledge and thank Jo O’Malley, Chris Borcek and Dave Lister. Without you, I’d be lost!
Parents: Thank you to the many, many parents who worked alongside the children on their stalls. We are all very appreciative of the time you gave. Thank you.
Entertainment: Dave Leggett, Dave Lister and Mick Rennie worked their wonders and ensured we have the most brilliant entertainment imaginable from our children performing their dance for Dawali to our school’s resident band (Forever Young), our SKPS parent band, and the SKiPPS parents (Parental As Anything) who joined our fete event! Thanks Dave L. for being a tremendous MC. Fabulous entertainment all round!
Donations: WOW! A HUGE thank you to everyone who donated goods. We had oodles of chocolates, bottles, second hand clothing and the holiday auction items were incredible and very generous. A special thank you to Dee, Bree, Stacey, Krista and Ellen for providing holidays homes that our SKPS families will have the opportunity to thoroughly enjoy! We are immensely grateful.
Thank you to Michael Townsend and Josh Stirling from McGrath Real Estate. They were our auctioneers for the event and pumped the crowd to increase the dollars – which they did ever so successfully. So, if you are looking for a great price for your home, put it in the hands of McGrath. If you are looking to rent or buy, do yourself a favour and talk to McGrath. McGrath was also the major sponsor of our fete, donating $5,000. THANK YOU MCGRATH!
Signage: Thank you to Tom & Marnelle at Beyond Media who provided 2 banners; and printed the postcards and our stall signs. Huge effort and fabulous job – thank you! Thank you also to David Baker for his graphic design work. It all looked super!
Communication: Thanks to Stef with the work undertaken re all forms of communication and to Jason Byrne who produced our Fete video!.
Thank you to Albert Park College and CBC for loaning us their marquees. It is fabulous having the support of local schools.
Thank you to Con, Dave, Chris and Jo who organised and transported many trestle tables, marquees, ice …
Thank you to Susan who organised the floats for all stalls and to the people who spent the entire time counting the dollars as they rolled in! Thank you Jo, Linda, Chris, Carly, Liz, Susi, Susan and Megan.
Lastly, to everyone who came to our Twilight Fete … thank you for coming and supporting our children, our school and for being part of an amazing community!