Our Final Newsletter for 2016!

your-p-cHello Parents & Carers!

Welcome to our final Newsletter for 2017!

Our last term has certainly been massive. We have asked a lot from our school community and in true community spirit you have responded. “Thank you” is starting to sound a little hollow but there is no better way to express our gratitude for the support that you show!

The P & C is committed to ensuring that our children receive the very best that we can possibly offer. All of our volunteers work extremely hard and you will always see the benefits. We hope to see some new faces in 2017 joining our dedicated team. We wish you the very best for the holidays, a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year.

Till 2017…

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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

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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


Keep Calm! Our Spring Fair Needs YOU!

FINALWhere can I help?

There are numerous ways in which you can help. At this stage, we need help in the following areas:

  • Craft donations – just craft up some love for sale, any medium – paper, fabric, art, twine – you make it we will accept it!
  • Donate plants – start propagating or potting up!
  • Donate prizes – we need prizes for our Chocolate Wheel and the children’s activities!
  • Sponsorship – a great way for you to advertise your support and your business
  • Sponsor items for the BBQ – meat supplies, sauces, napkins, paper plates
  • Sponsor Milk for the SRC’s Milk Bar
  • Coordinators and/or Assistants for our Stalls and Activities. We have vacancies for:
    • Side Show Alley
      • Lob the Dunny Roll
      • Rocket Launcher
      • Sponge-a- Mate
    • P & C Pop – up! Help us sell our raffle tickets, teatowels and Cookbooks!
    • Craft Stall
    • Chocolate Wheel – we need spruikers to sell tickets, source prizes, spin the wheel and generally have a good time!
    • An assistant for our Lego Competition in the Lego House
    • Plaster Fingers – plastering up the kids in plaster , of course!
    • Just Dance Disco – chaperone the kids as they dance to their favourite song
    • Glow Things – selling our glow products that will just glow as the sun sets and add to the atmosphere of the Fair
    • Showbags – we will source the showbags – all you have to do is hand them out to the kiddies as part of their Super Saver or sell them to those who don’t have a Super Saver
    • Super Saver – distributing food and activity tickets to all those kiddies who have prepaid. A case of marking off names from a list!
    • Photo Booth – we have the photographer! We just need someone to source props, take orders and arrange for printing of photos to be delivered after the fair!
  • Baristas – who doesn’t love a good coffee that is made to perfection
  • Canteen Coordinator and assistants – selling extra yummy goodies
  • Lighting – as the sun sets we will need lighting! You may find a donor to assist here but in any case you will also be putting up the lighting and liaison with the Electrician!
  • Electrician – we need you to ensure the safety of our fairgoers not to mention that we don’t overload and fuse out the whole set-up
  • Floaters – to help with the collection of coin on the day and providing relief to stallholders so that they too can have some fun (and a rest!)
  • Assistants to help set up on the day including:
    • an Electrician
    • setting up lighting
    • setting up tables,marquees and signage
    • Decorating!
  • Carpenter or handy person to assist with creating a free-standing sign, a special stall and a Photo Booth
  • Publicity – creating Facebook posts, web posts, flyer distribution, even gaining some media attention through radio and print!

If you are not sure what a Stall Coordinator does check out our blog on the Role of a Stall/Activity Coordinator The Role of Stall/Activity Coordinators. It is not as scary as you think!

Contact us and have a chat about how you can help!



“Volunteers put the community into community events”.



“Volunteers put the community into community events.”
-Steven Wood Schmader, CEO of the International Festivals & Events Association

Our Spring Fair is in fear of being cancelled…can you do Just One Thing?

We need you to put the community into our school community event!

We are creating a group of volunteers to make our Spring Fair happen, we have lots of small jobs that need to be done. All we need from you is to “Do Just One Thing”.

If you have never coordinated or assisted on a Spring Fair, don’t panic – most of those who have already volunteered haven’t that much experience either. In fact, for our Spring Fairy (the coordinator of the whole event!), this is HER FIRST SPRING FAIR! One in, all in!

In one way or another, we are here to help each other make the 2016 Spring Fair a huge success for our school and most importantly, our children!

Can you run a Stall? 

Running a Stall can be super rewarding. If you have a few friends or family members it can be a fantastic way to help the Spring Fair. Fair Day procedures including how to collect Cash will be explained to you. Would you like to run a Stall? Do you have an idea for a stall?

Don’t be afraid to run a stall! It will bring out the best in you!

Some stall suggesting include:

  • Rocket Launcher –  three children at a time compete against each other to see how far their rocket can go (horizontally, of course)
  • Side Show Alley – lots of carnival back yard type games
  • The P & C Pop-Up Stall – selling our teatowels, cookbooks and other items
  • The Gaming Table – let the kids trade their xbox, PS4 etc games
  • Lob the Dunny Roll – Simply throwing a dunny roll to see if they can get into the toilet!!!

General Volunteers?

If you don’t know what you can do or where you can fit in, we have many roles to fill. There are a range of jobs where you can help. Some are small, some are big, some are simple, some will take more time and commitment.

Can you help with Spring Fair preparation (before the day)?

Some of the roles include:

♥  Volunteer Coordinator

♥  Publicity

♥  Sponsorship – Chocolate Wheel

♥  Sponsorship – small prizes for the children on various activities e.g. The Lego            Competition

♥  Sponsor our 20th Anniversary Cookbook

♥  Donate edible items for our BBQ’s or Milk for our coffee

♥  Join the Steering Committee

♥  Sponsor our Advertising – in return you will receive free advertising on Spring Fair Day and across all our social media platforms

♥  Organising additional marquees, battery operated Eskies etc, etc…

On the Day Volunteers

We have many jobs that need to be done on the day. Can you help? Put your hand up for a couple of hours, you don’t need to give your whole day, just a few hours will also help. Some of the roles include:

  • an Electrician – to ensure the safety of our fairgoers from an electricians point of view: checking all cords are secure, correct power supply
  • Lighting – as this is a Twilight event, we will need to pack up and secure the premises in the dark! Can you assist in setting up lighting or providing additional lighting?
  • Set up on the Day Team – placing tables, erecting marquees, signage,
  • Manning a stall for a few hours
  • Assisting pack up on the day
  • Any ideas, contact us!

Please contact fundraising@tackingpointpandc.org.au with a job you can do, any questions or ideas. We simply would love to hear from you to save our Spring Fair!

Even ONE THING makes all the difference! THANK YOU








2016 Tea Towel Fundraiser


It’s on again! The P & C is once again running our fabulous Tea Towel Fundraiser! This was immensely popular in 2014 and we have had requests to run it again! Its even more special this year as it will provide a wonderful memento for the children of our School’s 20th Anniversary!

Not only is it a wonderful memento of the kids school year but it gets them involved and provides a meaningful gift for parents, friends and grandparents. Each child will draw their own picture in class which is then collated into one tea towel per year!

The tea towels are just $15 each and can be purchased by returning the order form with payment to the Canteen in an envelope clearly labelled “Tea Towel Order” or paying online via Flexischools. A copy of the order form is available here: Parent Letter Teatowels

Final orders are due no later than 16 September 2016.

If you have any queries please call Tara Page on 0406752267 or Megan Bryant on 0265823478 or just email us at fundraising@tackingpointpandc.org.au

On behalf of the

School and the P & C

we THANK YOU for supporting our School Community!




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



Share your Family Favourites!


Do you have a recipe that has been passed down through generations? Maybe its just a recipe your family loves and the kids just gulp it down no questions asked!

In celebration of the School’s 20th Anniversary, we are publishing our very own Cookbook and we need your help! You can’t have a cookbook without recipes so we are asking our families to record their favourites by submitting them for publication.

The cookbook itself will be professionally printed in colour with a hard spine and soft cover. You can submit your recipes including any hints and a little blurb on its origin with your family’s name or your child’s name!

There are four categories:

  • Dips and Little Bites
  • Quick and Easy
  • Dinner is Served, and
  • A Spoonful of Sugar

There are two ways in which you can submit your recipes:-

  1. Online – to submit your recipes online go to www.publishedauthors.com.au  (or click on the link),
  2. if you don’t have online access, write out your recipes or provide a copy to the Canteen. We are happy to submit it online for you!

All recipe submissions must be received no later than 12 September 2016. This will ensure that we have sufficient time to edit, proof and print the Cookbook in time for sale at the Spring Fair.

The Cookbooks will be available to preorder via Flexischools or at the P & C Pop-up at the Spring Fair. These would make great Christmas presents so don’t miss out!. We will update you further when the pre-order starts.

All funds raised from the sale of the Cookbook will be used towards our fundraising targets for the refurbishment of the Canteen as well as funds donated by  the P & C to the school.

A huge thank you to Miss Croad and Mrs Macinnes for coordinating the Cookbook!


Miss Croad  or Mrs MacInnes  02 65 823478 or via email to info@tackingpointpandc.org.au

Online Instructions:

If you need assistance submitting online follow these instructions:

  1. Go to www.publishedauthors.com.au
  2. Click on “Submit Recipe” tab
  3. Select our school from the dropdown box – “Tacking Point Public School”
  4. Click on “Submit a recipe for this cookbook”
  5. Type in the recipe completing all fields
  6. Click on “Click here to review your recipe”
  7. If all good, “Click Submit” or edit to correct any errors
  8. Submit

Thank you!