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Norris Rd State School Fete

Rebecca Fawcett-Smith | Apr 26, 2017
Norris Rd State School Fete
The grounds of Norris Road State School will be bursting at the seams on May 7 when the school hosts a Birthday Bash Fete to celebrate their 40th birthday.

“I’ve always wanted to do a fete through the whole school because it shows off our school grounds, and being 40 years we need to do that,” said Fete Coordinator, Cheryl Chin.

The main oval will be a kaleidoscope of colour and sound, brimming with a variety of rides and a sideshow packed with games. A licensed bar featuring live music will provide the perfect vantage point for adults to keep an eye on the thrill seekers.

“Parents can sit and listen to music and let the kids roam around on the oval,” says Cheryl.

Heeding feedback from previous fetes requesting more activities for the toddler set, the back oval will be transformed into a tiny tots wonderland, with pony rides, face painting and more.

“I’m really looking forward to the little kid’s area because it’s going to have a free play dough table, a free colouring-in competition, as well as the pay as you go rides and ball games. They’re going to have lots of fun down there.”

The heart of the school will house an assortment of stalls, the school band and choir will fill the hall with their harmonies, and the library will showcase school memorabilia.

“ Teacher Aide, Mrs Yvonne Gills, has tracked down students who came to the school on the very first day, and she’s got some photos of the gates opening for the first time.”

With over 2,000 visitors expected, fete organisers hope to raise $50,000, which will fund two major school upgrades needed as a result of the increasing numbers of enrolments.

“$20,000 will go towards air conditioning all the classrooms, and the balance will go towards an upgrade of the school café.”