Spring Fair 2018

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Get ready for Tacking Point Public School Spring Fair!

The Tacking Point Public School Fair is renowned in our community – for many families their first contact with the school is bringing their young family to the Fair. We are famous for providing something for everyone – from great rides to food to market stalls to treasure to entertainment. It really does put community into our School Community.

The organisation of our Spring Fair is the result of a commitment of a very small number of people and overseen by the P & C. We are almost at all system’s go but still a long way from having everything in hand. The Spring Fair is a huge organisational effort.

The success of the Fair does not just rely on this core organising committee – it relies on commitment from all families in so many different ways. There are many ways you can support the event including donations of goods, (from your own larders, your own company or the company you work for or even a service!) and especially leading up to the Spring Fair day, supporting your class activity and more.

This year our Fair will be concentrating on community after all without your encouragement not to cancel, the Fair would not be happening at all. It’s also the first time we are focussing on making the event a waste-free event. We are focusing on the three R’s of Recycle, Reuse and Reduce!

So, what do we do with all the money raised? Our school has wonderful facilities much of this due to the fundraising efforts of the P & C. Over the years the Spring Fair has funded a wide range of programs and facility development. This has included computers, interactive whiteboards, iPads, Healthy Harold Programs, upgrades to our Library, contribution to the new COLA, the covered walkways and the playground equipment as well as the seating in the Year 6 area. Phew!

This year’s profits are being directed towards the provision of interactive touchscreens known as “Commboxes” that are replacing the older technology of whiteboards in our classrooms and to provide further funding to our P & C to enable us to continue to provide funding support our school.

It’s time to celebrate with our fantastic School Community and have loads of fun at the same time!

We are looking forward to another great community event this year.

 We need YOU!

GOOD NEWS: Some of our seasoned Spring Fair Stallholders are on board … our teachers are doing a great job in getting the Year Stalls together and they’re all getting their act together. Plus, they are quickly building a really fantastic community of Spring Fair stallholders. A big thank you to Mrs Angie Reichelt who is our Liaison Coordinator with the School.

A huge thank you to those parents who have volunteered to coordinate the Year Stalls. You are leading the way!

But we are still a long way from having sufficient volunteers to assist on other stalls and a crucial Committee role is still vacant so it is all the more important that parents put their hands up for these roles this year.

Without these people, the Spring Fair will miss out on some traditional favourites. And we will end up losing some vital school funds. So, we really need your help to take charge of these stalls.

MORE GOOD NEWS: You do not need any experience to take on these roles. And we’ve got some really wonderful parents to help you out even if you are new, to take on these roles. For some, this is their last year in the school and they look forward eagerly to connect with new parents who they can pass their knowledge on to. All of these roles, if shared evenly will not take much of your time. There will be stallholder meetings commencing in Term 4 and these are only for 30 minutes or so.

We request you to step up to help and join our Spring Fair Community so we can together create another great event for our school and our children.

If you want to take on one of these roles then simply contact us on 0408619355 or email fundraising@tackingpointpandc.org.au.

Alternatively, complete the Volunteer Form SF2018 Parent Note Volunteers V2 and return to the Canteen or via email to fundraising@tackingpointpandc.org.au.

 Mufti Day

A very traditional part of our Spring Fair is our Mufti Days. These are the days where our children get very excited and involved in Spring Fair and can wear play clothes instead of the regular Uniform and in exchange they are asked to bring in a donation for one of the Spring Fair Stalls. There will be only one donation day that the children will be involved in and that is Wednesday 24 October 2018 (proposed). Please SAVE THE DATE!

On this day we are asking you to donate one of the following:

  • Bottles of water or juice
  • Plants
  • Seeds
  • Books, CD’S, DVD’s even DS, Xbox, PS games for trading!
  • Scarves, belts and handbags

Donation Days

In addition, to the children’s Mufti Day, we are also proposing to open the School Hall on Saturday 20 October 2018 and the weekend of 27-28 October 2018. This will allow us to collect last-minute donations:

  • All Year Stalls
  • Book Donations including DVD’s, CD’s and X-box 1 and PS4 games
  • Plant Donations
  • Scarves, Belts and Bags Donations
  • Water & Juice (preferably bottled!)
  • Seeds and seedlings
  • Paper bags in good condition


Spring Fair Sponsorship Needs You!

Are you a business owner or do you know someone who owns a business in our local area? If so, why not join many of the generous businesses in providing sponsorship for our Spring Fair? By contributing goods or monetary donations, your children will benefit directly. You are welcome to display your business sign, hand out brochures etc.! Limitless!

In return, your business will receive free advertising – including appearing on our website’s Sponsorship page, our Facebook page and not to mention being displayed on the day of the Spring Fair for the whole community to see your generosity!

Interested? Please contact Glenys Rhodes on 0408619355 or email us at fundraising@tackingpointpandc.org.au

Super Saver

Our Super Saver will go on sale from Monday 15 November where you will be able to pre-purchase tickets to save you money! For the children this will include:

  • Sausage Sizzle
  • Drink – either water or juice
  • Showbag (valued at $10.00)
  • and entry to a variety of activities!

At $20 per child this is a great way to budget for the Fair! An Order Form will be distributed in Week 1 of Term 4 so make sure you check your child’s bag! A copy will also be available for download from the website!

There are three ways in which you can pay for your child/ren’s SuperSaver:

  1. return your Order Form with cash payment to the Canteen
  2. by direct transfer to our Bank Account, and
  3. by using Flexischools (open from 22/10 – 1/11/18)

Tickets will be distributed to students on Friday 2 November 2018. If you forget your tickets it will not be a problem just attend the Information Booth and give your child/ren’s name to obtain a second book.

If you do not wish to take advantage of our pre-paid SuperSaver offer, tickets can be purchased for food and activities at the ticket booth on the day instead. However, the price of the ticket will be $25.00.


If you have perennial plants that can be divided, plants that have multiplied through self-seeding or other little plants that you can dig up from garden to put into pots, please do so now so they can thrive by Spring Fair Day.

If you have spare potted plants we would love those too! Popular sellers include herbs, edible plants and vegetables and pretty pots of flowers. Please look around your garden or balcony if you have something to donate to make our Plant Stall a beautiful success!

Where can I help?

There are numerous ways in which you can help. At the moment we need:

  • Craft for our Craft Stall – whatever takes your creative mind!
  • Plant donations
  • Cake Donations
  • Prizes
  • Donated lollies – preferably wrapped and/or sealed in bags to maintain freshness
  • Sponsorship
  • Sponsor items for BBQ (mainly meat)
  • Assistance in sourcing prizes for Chocolate Wheel
  • Lighting – we would like assistance in sourcing suitable lighting for when the sun goes down!
  • Floaters – to help with collecting monies on the day and providing relief to stallholders
  • Carpenter or handy person to assist with creating a free-standing sign, stall or photo booth
  • Publicity – creating Facebook posts, flyer distribution, radio etc.
  • Large portable eskies
  • Additional tables
  • Marquees
  • Provide darts for the Nerf Target Zone (or lend us some nerf guns!)


The Pass-It-On Project

In keeping with our focus on Reuse, Recycle and Reduce theme, we have several stalls participating in our Pass-It-On Project. You can participate in the project by:

  • Having a Closet Clean-Out Day and donating any unwanted scarves, belts and handbags to our SASSY SCARF STALL
  • Planning a bookshelf clean-out day for the BOOK STALL
  • Raiding your child’s box of unwanted X-Box 1 and Ps4 games (while they are not around, of course!) for the GAME TRADING TABLE AT THE BOOK STALL
  • Taking cuttings of plants for the PLANT STALL
  • Donating clean t-shirts/shirts in good condition to YEAR 5’S SHIRT BAG STALL


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 Crafting Up!

The Craft Stall is always a very popular stall and you get to display your handmade art!

Just make what you love to do or if you need some inspiration check out our Pinterest site under Tacking Point Public School P & C! We have been busy pinning ideas!

We do need volunteers for this stall so if you love to craft this is the stall for you! fundraising@tackingpointpandc.org.au


gray round foam with sunglasses

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com


TOP 3 THINGS to do for the Spring Fair this week

  1. Sign-up to volunteer at YOUR Spring Fair
  2. Pot-up a plant or two
  3. Dust off those books sitting on your bookshelves – we want them!


 Important Dates

15 October 2018        SuperSaver Sales open

20 October 2018        D-Day (Donation Day) in the Hall

24 October 2018        The Children’s Donation Day (proposed)

27 October 2018        External Stallholder Applications Close Date

27-28 October 2018   D-Day (Donation Day) in the Hall

31 October 2018        External Stallholder Final Payment Date

1 November 2018      Closing date for SuperSaver Sales

2 November 2018      LEGO Competition Entry Drop-off

2 November 2018      Colouring-In Competition Entries Close

3 November 2018      THE BIG DAY… SPRING FAIR DAY!


Need information? Contact Us!

Email and Social Media

General Enquiries:                             info@tackingpontpandc.org.au

Sponsorship & Fundraising:           fundraising@tackingpointpandc.org.au

Website:                                                www.tackingpointpandc.org.au

Facebook:                                             Tacking Point Public School P & C                           www.facebook.com/TackingPointPublicPC

Facebook:                                             2018 Tacking Point Public School Spring Fair


Pinterest:                                              Tacking Point Public School P & C Association

 By phone                                            Glenys Rhodes  0408619355







Volunteers…your P & C needs you!



Our P & C is run and assisted by a great group of volunteers. In the next two years, we will be losing some key volunteers who have given their all to the success of our events, activities, Canteen and Uniform Shop. In 2017, we will be conducting succession planning to ensure that the strength and activities of the P & C continues well into the future.

With changes to the funding of education in the near future, it is even more prudent that we have a strong volunteer base who can continue to fundraise and extend our school community to ensure that our children have the resources and infrastructure for their learning.

We also need to “share the load” or “share the love” as we like to call it! Therefore, we are looking for volunteers to assist us in the following positions. If you are able to help let us know!

Grants Coordinator

In 2017, we are looking to source funding for the completion of our canteen upgrade and our Sustainable Sensory Garden. Our ability to source funding externally alleviates the need to run fundraisers internally through our School Community so parents don’t feel like they are constantly handing out funds.

The coordinator would work closely with the P & C Executive and sub-committees. If you like writing tenders and proposals and sourcing funding then this just might be the role for you!


Every Friday and for special events our Canteen sells wonderful Barista Coffees. The Coffee machine is operated by a limited number of volunteers, well actually two. We need a volunteer or two to assist us on a rostered basis to provide this service to our families. If you think you would like to be our Barista, please drop us a line! Even if you don’t know how to make barista coffee, we can train you!

It’s a great way to volunteer, meet other parents from the school and make good friends. Please contact us on info@tackingpointpandc.org.au.

Sensory Garden Coordinator

Following on from our 2016 20 Anniversary Paver Fundraiser, we are now looking for a volunteer to coordinate the development and activities for the creation of our Sustainable Sensory Garden.

This will be quite a big role as you source funding (in conjunction with the Grants Coordinator), volunteers for working bees, engage a landscaper, liaise with the School and so on to bring this garden to fruition. So for all the green thumbs out there, those with an interest in the environment or just want to be part of very special part of our school volunteer for the role of Sensory Garden Coordinator.

Social Media

Currently, the P & C communicates with our School Community via our Facebook page, our website and this Newsletter that is also distributed via the Skoolbag app. If you love social media and communicating in an online format, then you just might like this role!

It will include an administrator role for the website and the Facebook pages so a bit of knowledge here would be a great bonus. In addition, you will also assist the Executive Committee in creating a Social Media Policy to protect and administer our various sites.

Volunteer Coordinator

The P & C Executive are looking for a volunteer who is passionate about the value of our volunteers within our school community.  This role is responsible for the recruitment, management and support of Volunteers to assist the P & C across all of events and activities to provide better outcomes for our School.

If you are interested in any of these volunteer positions, then please contact us! We would love to hear from you!












Spring Fair needs your HELP!


As you know the Spring Fair is the biggest fund-raiser that your P & C undertakes. This year it is extra special as we are celebrating our School’s 20th Anniversary!

We urgently need your help as the Spring Fair cannot go ahead unless we have the support of our school families.

We already have experienced helpers on board to help run some of our stalls and organise the event – we need more! Our Spring Fair requires a large number of people to donate their time to make the event happen. Whether you are a leader, an organiser or an assistant we need your help. You don’t have to give a huge amount of your time, afterall we do want everyone to enjoy the celebration! Even one hour of your time would help us immensely!

If you can help on the day selling, serving, moving goods or helping run our stalls we would like to hear from you. If you want to run a stall or get involved in the running of the Fair, we want to hear from you. If you want to be on the Spring Fair Committee, we want to hear from you!

Just click on the link to see if there is a stall or activity that you would be interested in

Stallholder List

Contact the Spring Fairy and her fairies:

Please contact us if you can help and make the Spring Fair your “Just One Thing” for 2016!

Glenys Rhodes president@tackingpointpandc.org.au Phone: 0408 619 355

Kaylene Monkton fundraising@tackingpointpandc.org.au Phone: 0419 408 241

Mary Spackman miss.mary06@gmail.com Phone:0401 151 256

Amanda Horder jahorder@aapt.net.au  Phone: 0412 139 293

Tara Page tara0page@gmail.com Phone 0406 752 267

Hannah & Neil Temple neilandhannah@bigpond.com Phone 0409 029 782