Odd Sock Friday…

oddFriday is Odd Sock Friday! Wear odd socks and donate to Spring Fair!

They can be long, short, spotty, striped,coloured, up, down BUT… NOT SMELLY!

Friday 11 November 2016 is our last donation day for Spring Fair.You can wear any sort of socks and in exchange we are asking you to donate to our Year Stalls. They are looking for:

Drinks – poppers, water or soft drink

Chocolate blocks – wrapped for our Chocolate Throw

Filled jars for the Tombola!


If you have been crafting up you can even drop off any completed items that you have been creating!

All items can be dropped off between 8:30 am and 8:50 am in the Year 6 Seating Area.

Thank you

Spring Fair Newsletter No.4


Well, Spring Fair is only three Saturdays away! Our Spring Fair is fast approaching and the excitement is growing! We have been receiving a very positive results from the local business community who are supporting our Chocolate Wheel. So much so that we have decided to include a Silent Auction for some of the higher value prizes!

As a preview we have included the Rydges Hotel accommodation package in the Silent Auction but without a doubt the star attraction is a Cricket Bat donated by Australian Cricket. This bat is authenticated and signed by the 2014 South Africa V Australia  Australian Cricket Team including Team Captain Michael Clarke! So for all you sporting fans out there don’t forget to visit the P & C Pop-up Shop at the Fair to register your bid!

Thanks to our many volunteers who are giving their time to help us at the Spring Fair. Your support means that we are raising funds for our School Library and the Canteen!

We are still well short of the required man hours to make this Spring Fair a success! As a result we have had to reduce the number of activities that we wanted to have at the Fair! If you are able to offer any assistance whatsoever it would be highly appreciated! If you are able to assist, please contact us!!!!!

The sale of our prepaid Spring Fair SuperSaver Ticket has been slow! The SuperSaver represents great value for money for all of our school families and their guests.

The Spring Fair is an expensive event to run and we have tried very hard to keep the cost of the Fair to the bare minimum. Since its introduction to the Spring Fair the Supersaver was always competitively priced at $15. However we could not sustain that cost and sadly we have increased the ticket to $20.00. Without a doubt it still represents value for money!

We encourage you all to pre-purchase your Supersaver Ticket before it closes on Friday!

Thank you

Read the full version of our Newsletter here:



Spring Fair Newsletter No. 3

 Volunteers put the community into community events

 Our Spring Fair is fast approaching and the excitement is growing! Thanks to our many volunteers who are giving their time to help us at the Spring Fair. Your support means that we are raising funds for our School Library and the Canteen!

However we are still well short of the required man hours to make this Spring Fair a success! We know we are asking for a lot and pushing the boundaries. The Spring Fair Committee is looking for Mums, Dads, older siblings (over the age of 10), grandparents and friends who can help out! Even if you are able to help for just for 30 minutes or so that would be wonderful! If you are able to assist, please contact us!!!!! We desperately need help on the following stalls and activities.

Rocket Launcher – a fun game for the kids to see how far they can launch a foam rocket
Jumping Castle
Lob the Dunny Roll – let’s see if you can lob a toilet toll into a toilet from a distance! Too easy!
Clean-up Help after the Fair
Canteen Assistants
Chocolate Wheel – selling tickets, spinning the wheel and handing out the prizes. Remember there is a major prize available to be given away!
Pre-Fair Set-up – decorations and lighting etc.
Face Painting – the coordinator needs at least two assistants to help her!
A Photographer and Assistant for our Photo Booth
Sponsorship and Prize sourcing
An electrician to ensure we don’t overload the power!


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

Read on to discover more about our Spring Fair


Thank you.

Spring Fair Committee 2016


Calling All Craft Enthusiasts!

Calling All Craft Enthusiasts!

TPPS P&C are looking for help to make craft for the Spring Fair

When: Sunday 30th October

Where: TPPS Hall                      Time: 10am onwards
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What to bring:

  • Any craft you are working on and materials to make more
  • Driftwood
  • Succulent plants
  • Craft supplies you’re happy to donate
  • Ice-cream and large yoghurt containers
  • Great ideascraft-3

Please contact Donna Hughes  on donnad33@live.com.au for more information!

If you can’t make it but intend to donate handmade crafts to the stall, please email to organise pick -up


Spring Fair Newsletter # 2


This is our second Spring Fair Newsletter which aims to provide families with important information in the lead up to the Spring Fair.

Spring Fair is an important fund raising activity for Tacking Point Public School and allows us to raise money which will be used to directly provide resources for our Library and the refurbishment of our School Canteen.

Spring Fair also provides a valuable connection to the local community with many local businesses donating goods or funds.

Please consider giving your time to assist in making the day a success.

We are still a long way from having sufficient volunteers to assist on stalls and activities so it is all the more important that parents put their hands up for these roles this year.

Without you, 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.

A list of Committee roles and Stallholders that are needed is at the end of this newsletter. Please nominate.

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 Glenys Rhodes on 0408619355 or email fundraising@tackingpointpandc.org.au.

Thank you.

Spring Fair Committee 2016

 “Volunteers put the community into community events

Read all about it ! Spring Fair Newsletter is now available for you! Just click on the link to find out more!


Mufti Day is Donation Day!


Our first Mufti Day is this Friday 14 October 2016 where we will be collecting items for our Year Stalls. The theme is Bright Colours of Spring!

Kindy –  Kindy Kraft items: card stock, beads, googly beads any crafting items that can be used

Year 1 – Cake Stall – it’s a bit early for cakes but you could donate items to decorate packaging – labels, ribbon otherwise bags of lollies

Year 2 – Drinks Poppers, small cans of soft drink,bottles of water

Year 3 – Tattoos  – this stall is sorted for supplies however if you could please assist Year 4 by bringing in filled jars of goodies that would be wonderful!

Year 4 – Tombola jars and jars full of goodies! Pens, pencils, hair accessories, lego pieces anything at all that will fit into a jar!

Year 5 – Chocolate Throw – blocks and blocks of chocolate

Year 6 – Hair Spray – cans of coloured hair spray

If you can’t find the necessary item than we ask that you donate bags of lollies that can be used as prizes. Alternatively, you may like to contact the Year Coordinator to confirm (we will post a list shortly).

We do prefer wrapped and sealed lollies to ensure that they remain fresh! Please check the use by dates as any dates prior to or after 19 November 2016 will need to be thrown away!

Remember: Children can wear play clothes to School on Mufti-Days instead of their regular school uniform and in exchange, are asked to bring a donation for one of the Spring Fair Stalls.

All items can be left with the Spring Fairies who will be located in the Year 6 Seating area between 8:30 am and 9:00 am on Friday 14 October 2016 and placed into the relevant box. Questions?  Call Glenys on 0408619355 or email fundraising@tackingpointpandc.org.au

Christmas Raffle 2016


Fancy a holiday to the Gold Coast staying in the wonderful Sea World Resort? Well maybe you can! Just by buying a ticket in our special Christmas Raffle!

At only $2.00 per ticket, who wouldn’t want to purchase tickets in our raffle fundraiser!The first prize is an exciting prize for two (2) adults and two (2) children (0-13 years):

  • Winners stay at the 4½ Star Sea World Resort & Water Park on the Gold Coast in a Resort Double Room*
  •  $200.00 Caltex Cash Cards,
  • have unlimited entry and fun at Sea World, Warner Bros. Movie World and Wet ‘n’ Wild Gold Coast,
  • $100.00 Food and Beverage credit at Sea World Resort and Water Park

Our first prize is valued at $2400.00 !!!!!! Wow!

The runners up prizes are:

  • $50 iTunes Vouchers
  • $25 iTunes Vouchers

Also there is a very special Incentive Book Seller Prize of an iPod Shuffle 2 GB!!!

So what are you waiting for? Buy a ticket and win yourself a break we know you need!

All proceeds will be used for the

refurbishment of our canteen and

to upgrade our Library to meet 21 Century Learning requisites.

Important Dates:

Ticket Books will be sent home initially to the eldest child in each school family in Week 3 of Term 4.

All  monies are to be returned to the Canteen and tickets placed in our secure Raffle Barrel no later than Friday 2 December 2016!

NB: Though ticket and monies are to be returned on 2 December 2016 we are permitted under NSW Gaming Legislation to accept final ticket sales at 9:00 am on Wednesday 7 December 2016

Prizes will be drawn at 9:30am on Presentation Day Wednesday 7 December 2016 at Tacking Point Public School Bangalay Drive Port Macquarie NSW 2444.

First Prize Fine Print:

The winning family has 12 months to plan and use the prize and has the flexibility of using it over the school holidays.
A certificate will be issued to the winner and is valid for twelve months from the issue date. The component includes room accommodation only. The prize does not includes airfares, meals, transport, activities or transfers. Accommodation is subject to availability. *It is available for use over the Australian School Holidays for a small surcharge of $50 per night for Shoulder Season or $100 per night for High Season. It cannot be used during special events. Child age for Theme Parks is 3-13 years (14+ years requires an adult tickets). It cannot be transferred or redeemed for cash and must be taken intact.