Last Saturday was one of the wettest days so far this year. Despite the cold and the rain, many of our wonderful parents worked on to ensure that everything was set up for the Easter Fair on Sunday. There were many relieved people when sunlight streamed through their windows on Sunday.
The Easter Fair was so successful for many reasons. Firstly, the children were involved. Lots of children made Jolly Jars and the older children helped out at the various games on the day. Classes all made a piece of art to sell. Parents contributed so much. Wonderful bakers sent along their cakes, biscuits and slices, the domestic goddesses amongst us made jams and chutneys. The array of sweets was spectacular, those with green fingers grew herbs to sell. Artistic parents worked on the craft and face painting stalls. Chinese parents co-ordinated the very successful dumpling stall and there was a pig on a spit, under the watchful eyes of more of our parents. Teachers were involved too. Candy floss spinners, dunk the teachers, manning the stalls and games. Not to mention the friendly competitiveness around the class art!
Of course, without so many parents helping out on the day, none of the above would have been sold.
Secondly, it was all organised to be family friendly and that was so successful. Being able to sit on the hay bales and listen to the talented musicians (yes, one of our fathers and an ex father) eating pork sliders or dumplings or sausages or pizza or any of the other delicious options in the sun, was a treat.
Thirdly, there were so many choices of games and activities for the children. I wonder how many of our children had ever seen / fed an alpaca before? Bouncy castles, biscuit decorating, lego walk (the organiser told me that by the end of the day children were paying the money to just sit and play with the lego!), coconut shy, break the plates and more.
It just shows what a fantastic community we have at VAS. However, none of this would have happened if it weren’t for the superb organisation by the Fair committee. Huge thanks to Sarah Reid, Claire Ellis, Shelley Cunningham, Margot Kynoch, Julia Donald, Craig Hill, Charlotte Houghton, Rozy Williamson, Kristen Williams and Susan Barratt-Boyes, without you, none of this would have happened.
Elsewhere across the term, there has been so much happening. Thanks to all of you who have helped around the school in so many ways. One of the strengths of our great community is how they support initiatives and help teachers. Trust me, we really appreciate it.
Thanks to our lovely Mums in Prayer who put on a beautiful morning tea for the staff. We really appreciate your kindness in acknowledging the work we do.
Parent Teacher Interviews
Great to see so many of you coming along for your interview with your child’s teacher. Thanks to those of you who took advantage of the opportunity to send in some thoughts prior to the interviews. The teachers said they have been really helpful. We are looking forward to seeing the rest of our parents this afternoon.