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THE sun shone, the rides whirled and the egg
and bacon sizzled when a record crowd flocked
to the Newhaven Primary School to enjoy the
annual fete over the Cup weekend.
The glorious weather helped set the sunny
vibe for the day, as did the exciting entertain-
ment program and variety of stalls and food or-
ganised and run by the fete committee and the
The “Chairoplane” and “Cha Cha” rides, the
jumping castles and the animal farm along with
festive fare such as popcorn, fairy floss and
snow cones, all contributed to the carnival at-
Visitors pausing for a Devonshire tea, frothy
latte or hamburger were thoroughly entertained
by the action on the centre stage, where a num-
ber of past and present students performed
throughout the day.
Other highlights on the stage were the Ripcurl
Fashion Parade, the “Newhaven’s Got Talent”
talent show and two sets performed by local
musicians Maddy May and Danielle Bayliss.
Student involvement is always a key element
of the Newhaven Primary School Fete and this
year was no exception with grade 1/2 students
working hard to create stunning Christmas
decorations for the Christmas stall, and special
animal themed toys for the “Peculiar Pet Shop”
These weird and wonderful companions in-
cluded “pet clouds” and ladybirds handmade
by the children from recycled materials.
Grade 3/4 students made “grass head” toys
that were a hit, especially as fete goers were
able to accessorise their purchase and give
their new hairy friend a haircut.
Other grade 3/4 students helped out with
developing an advertising campaign for the
school’s now famous lemon butter and fresh
lemonade stall, Lemonlicious, and offering free
samples throughout fete day.
As Fete day fell so close to Halloween this
year, grade 5/6 students took the opportunity
to transform their classroom into a haunted
house, complete with ghosts, cobwebs, grave-
stones and other spooky surprises.
Fete visitors were keen to pay $3 for the
“spooktacular” experience of walking through
the haunted house.
Other grade 5/6 students were involved
with running the ever- popular “throw the wet
sponge at the teacher” activity.
The preps too, got into the spirit of the event
by helping out on their class stall, the chocolate
toss, mainly by winning, and eating the choco-
There was something for everybody in the
many stalls the school fete committee put to-
gether, including a second hand book stall, a
craft and plant stall, a cake stall and face paint-
ing and children’s activities.
Other local vendors took up the opportunity
to sell their wares and produce so fete attend-
ees were able to purchase fresh local eggs and
vegetables as well as handmade candles, print-
ed tea towels, wall hangings and other crafts
Art teacher Helen Matthews presented an art
show showcasing the student’s work in the art
Local community groups including the Ne-
whaven Residents Association, the CFA, the Li-
ons Club and the Phillip Island Wood Turners
also had a presence at the Fete.
With so much to do and see the Fete was well
supported by the school community, the local
community and visitors to the Island with many
holiday makers commenting that the Newhaven
Primary School Fete is a regular part of their
Cup Day weekend.
So many hungry visitors ensured that the
school dads manning the barbecue were kept
While final takings are yet to be established,
it is looking like 2016 will be a record-breaking
Funds raised will be spent on refurbish-
ing classrooms and purchasing new furniture
which will benefit every child in the school.
Newhaven Primary School Principal, Sharyne
Munday, thanked everyone for their hard work
and support and declared the day “our most
exciting Fete to date”.
Fun at the annual Newhaven fete
Newhaven Primary Grade 1 student Ava Green helps out at the “Peculiar Pet Shop” which
sold toys handmade by her class at the annual school fete.
Grade 1 student Ollie Castwood has a go at winning the giant bear, at the Cup weekend
Newhaven Primary School fete.
Newhaven Primary Grade Four student Sonny McMillan, is pictured with teacher Carly
Ablett at the “grass heads” stall.
Grade 3/4 students Melinda Weir and Mya Sutton are pictured at their school fete.
Noah Parker (Grade 4) and his mum Verena enjoy festivities over the Cup weekend at the
Newhaven Primary fete.
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