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New Farm State School fete day

29/11/2013
P&C president Fiona Murcott with state member Robert Cavallucci, fete convenor Katie Grundy and finance controller Jim Medland.
​Thank you to all our many wonderful parents, staff, students and supporters from the local community who helped ensure our 2013 fete was a tremendous success. I would particularly wish to acknowledge the incredible contribution made by some of the key fete organisers: Katie Grundy, our fete convenor who coordinated the whole event and contributed countless hours seeking sponsorship, Judith Hunter, our stalls’ coordinator who supported the numerous class reps and other fete activities such as the auction, Paul Jones, our facilities and site coordinator who planned and implemented a well-oiled crew of contractors and helpers in the layout and set up of all activities, Jim Medland, our treasurer who coordinated the financial management preparation and various undertakings on the day; and Fiona Murcott, our P&C president and media organiser who spend hours promoting the event and helping out where needed. The dedication and incredible commitment of Katie, Judith, Paul, Jim and Fiona to the fete is to be commended, and certainly inspired and rallied a huge team of other parent organisers in various roles such as the numerous stalls, rides, bar, garden and foods, raffle and auction, money collection and counting, and displays.

As many of you know, each of the class and fete reps worked for many weeks gathering support for making and preparing goods or items for sale, rostering other parent helpers for the set up and fete day and all the while working so hard to keep us all informed about what else needed to be done to get the best outcome for this major fundraiser and important community event. I congratulate all these people for their outstanding efforts and thank them for their willingness to commit to this important event.

The performances from our students in choir, band and dance were a great start to the fete. Thank you to our staff who helped organise the displays and performances which were appreciated by our fete visitors.

Thank you also to our many parents who attended and helped in various ways including contributing to class stalls, assisting with the set up and many of whom were here late into the evening to finish packing away, and tidying up after to allow for a regular school day to follow. The fete certainly brought the community together in a really fun and enthusiastic way, thank you to one and all for your willingness to get involved in such a fantastic event.