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 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








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 Phone: 0408 619 355

Kaylene Monkton Phone: 0419 408 241

Mary Spackman Phone:0401 151 256

Amanda Horder  Phone: 0412 139 293

Tara Page Phone 0406 752 267

Hannah & Neil Temple Phone 0409 029 782


We need your help!

We need your Help

Our families and volunteers have thankfully always freely given their time and support to the P & C. The Schoolyard Twilight Market is being organised by a small group of enthusiastic volunteers however we need a little more help on the night to ensure the success and safety of our market!

We are in need of 5-6 people to help us out mainly in supervising the Kids Activities! This would involve ensuring that kids abide by the rules, taking timed turns and collecting gold coin donations! For the chocolate wheel its a case of encouraging people to buy tickets to win, selling the tickets, assist in giving out prizes and ensuring the safety of our guests while the wheel is spinning!

We would greatly appreciate any time or support that you give!

If you are able to help, please complete the attached form and return to the canteen or contact either Amanda or Glenys (0408619355) or via email to

Thanking You!

Yes! We/I would love to help out!


My Name:  _____________________­­­­____   My Contact No: ______________________

I can help with:

  • Jumping Castle – supervising children & coin collection
  • Gladiator Pit – supervising children & coin collection
  • Putt-Putt Golf – supervising children & coin collection
  • Chocolate Wheel Hosts – spruik and spin that wheel!!!!
  • Other – anything where I can be helpful!


The Schoolyard Twilight Market is on it’s way!


You’ve seen our Facebook posts and Expressions of Interest for Stallholders so now we can finally say YES!!! Our Market is on!

As you know, every second year we hold our Spring Fair that involves a great deal of support from parents and teachers who give their time, creativity and financial support willingly. In our off-Spring Fair year, the    P & C decided to hold an event where very little support from the school community would be required giving us all a well-deserved break! It was time to give back a little, so…

Ta dah!

The Schoolyard Twilight Market!

This is the very first time that we have ever held an event of this type and we really do need your support to make this event exciting and extra special just by joining us!

Our Schoolyard Twilight Market is promising to be a really fun, family night out with an eclectic mix of stalls, artisan produce and delicious food cooked by our highly regarded Tong masters!  Read on to discover what’s on at the Market!

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The Schoolgrounds Café & BBQ

While at the market, your taste buds are certainly going to be tantalized and satisfied! The wonderful girls from the Deli Jar will be in attendance so why not grab a salad or two to accompany your BBQ fare!

Our wonderful “Tongmasters Extraordinaire” will be BBQíng up a storm of sausages, chicken burgers, steak sandwiches and fresh, barbequed corn!

So have the night off and come down to our BBQ!

Our Schoolground Café will be offering Holy Goat Coffee not to mention an array of drinks, home-baked goodies, ice-creams and snacks.

There will also be a snow-cone van located in the Children’s Area!

Our Stallholders!

We have an eclectic mix of stalls includes: home wares, jewellery, beauty products handmade children’s clothing and toys and gourmet food. Hopefully, a little something for everyone…

Our stallholders include:-

Piper & Rush

The Deli Jar

Beeline Toys

Gourmet Taste Sensations

The Body Shop at Home

Silver Republic

Natalie O’Donnell Photography and Design

Jamberry Nails


Baby Kisses

Mel Turner Sports Physiotherapist

Port Macquarie Surf School


A Cupcake of Soap

Lorraine Lea Linen

Angelli Glass

New Beginnings Recycled Designs

Lakeside Woods Nursery

Susan Hyland Phoenix Trader

Lily Ann Designs

Mums and Bubs Stuff

and many more … watch this space!

Remember! It is not too late to grab a site at our Schoolyard Twilight Market! Contact us now!

In addition, to these stalls there will also be a very special P & C Pop-up Stall selling some very whacky glow products, Christmas cards and other items. Stop by and say hi!

If you run a small home-based handmade, homemade, homegrown or home produced business we would love to hear from you and would welcome your attendance at our market.

We are looking for people to be part of an additional “Emporium-style” co-operative stall. We are looking for four to five stallholders to combine as one and we are able to assist in arranging the finer details for you! Curious?  Then email us at for details!

Spin that Wheel!

Your P and C will be giving away loads of prizes at the Chocolate Wheel! This is your chance to win a great variety of prizes donated by our stallholders and local businesses just to add to all the fun.

We are in need of a “Chocolate Wheel Host” so if you think you have what it takes to spin that wheel for our lucky prizewinners, contact us now!

Tickets will be available on the night from our special Chocolate Wheel spinners!



Kids Activities!

We said there was something for everyone at our Schoolyard Twilight Market and there is!

The folks from Red Shed Hire are helping us out so there will be a Jumping Castle and a Gladiator Ring for all of the children!

We will also have the “World’s Longest Colouring-In” table for all the little (and the not so little) Picasso’s out there with a chance to win a very special prize!

You can even have your face-painted or collect a balloon or two sculptured by a very special balloon artist from the wonderful!



The Port Macquarie Golf Club has even donated a mini Putt-Putt Golf for the evening for the budding golfers!

So with all these activities, we are sure you will be entertained!


Working behind the scenes to bring you this event has been a very small group of sub-committee members who have convinced (well, maybe bribed) their partners to help.

To ensure the safety and success of this event we do require a little bit of volunteer help. We need at least four – five volunteers to help us out on the night.

We need volunteers to oversee the:

  • Putt-Putt Golf
  • Jumping Castle
  • Gladiator Pit x 2
  • A boisterous spruiker for the Chocolate Wheel!

So if you are free and don’t mind lending a hand, please let us know!


Looking for more information or simply want to lend a hand? Contact us!

  • The Schoolyard Twilight Market

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We can also be contacted via


Phone: Glenys E Rhodes 0408619355 or Amanda Looker 0427240307

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Piper & Rush

Susan Hyland The Deli Jar

Expressions of Interest – The Schoolyard Twilight Market

logoThe Tacking Point Public School P and C Association invites you to participate as a stallholder at our Twilight Market on Friday 30 October 2015!

This is the first time that the P and C has held a Twilight Market and we hope that you will help in making the event a success!

We are inviting all art/craft/vintage/retro businesses either home-based or local businesses to take stalls at the market. You could be a local business who would just like to promote the services that you offer… even a child can have a stall (with Mum and Dad’s permission of course and with strict guidelines!).

Whoever you are, whatever you have to sell we would be interested in hearing from you! For a very low hire fee (and a product donation), you receive comprehensive support given by our amazing school community that we are confident will only add to the value of your service!

So don’t delay, contact us now and find out how you can  be part of something special!

All initial enquiries may be:-

  • sent by email to,
  • by completing the contact form below
  • by contacting the P & C Fundraising Team listed below
  • via our Facebook page : Tacking Point Public School P & C
  • accessing the Schoolyard Twilight Market Information Pack here: Twilight Market Stallholder Information Pack

Telephone Enquiries:

Glenys E Rhodes 0408619355   Amanda Looker 0427 240 307