Fete Newsletter 6

Fete Meetings:

Tuesday 10 September, 7.30pm – Wendy Wilson Hall (RSVP to ghpsfete@gmail.com)


If you want to get involved with our Fete, simply come along to our next meeting or contact ghpsfete@gmail.com

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For the 2019 Twilight Fete –  complete with rides, entertainment, stalls and Diwali celebrations.

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We desperately need:

Read on to find out how you can help and perhaps even win a batch of Ultimate Fudge.

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We are excited to welcome Inge Jabara Landscapes and Guest Storage on as major sponsors for our Twilight Fete.

Our 11 major sponsors have contributed just over $7500 between them –  this generous support will help to make this year’s Twilight Fete the most successful ever.

Look out for these sponsors names on our real estate boards and flyers advertising the Twilight Fete:
• Buddies Early Learning Centre
• TheirCare
• CTG Audio
• John Falzon, from Think Cleaning Services
• The School Photographer
• Inge Jabara Landscapes
• Novo Super
• 1st Energy
• Visage Credit Repair
• Melbourne Orthodontic Group
• Guest Storage

In other exciting news, Inge Jabara Landscapes has additionally donated a Green Thumb Garden design package valued at $4,700+GST (Design only, no construction). We encourage you to support the businesses like Inge’s who so generously support our school. Expect to see this as a fantastic raffle prize.

Although the deadline to make it onto our real estate boards and flyers has now passed, it is not too late to sponsor our fete.

Every donation – big or small – makes a huge difference and we are grateful for any support that our school community can offer. Listed below are the ways the school will recognise any support offered (including donations of goods and services).


How your support will be recognised All contributions – any value $$ Minor Sponsor $150+ (cash) Major Sponsor $500+ (cash)
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In our fortnightly GHPS Newsletters See the source image See the source image See the source image
In our GHPS Twilight Fete Newsletters See the source image See the source image See the source image
On a Certificate of Appreciation for display at your premises See the source image See the source image See the source image
In our acknowledgements of all donations on the GHPS Facebook Page See the source image See the source image See the source image
In an exclusive acknowledgement on the GHPS Facebook page See the source image
On “real estate” advertising boards for Twilight Fete  (on board before 16 August 2019) See the source image
On flyers distributed in the lead up to the event (on board before 16 August 2019) See the source image
On the post-event advertising board See the source image See the source image



Click here to find out about 2019 Twilight Fete Rides Information – with all day ride passes available and discounts for pre-purchased all day ride passes and for even larger discounts for group pre-purchases.

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You will find all of our 2019 Twilight Fete Rosters by clicking on this link – https://signup.com/go/vCgGcsz– or by copying this link into your browser.

We need every family to sign up to volunteer for at least 2 hours. Volunteering is a great way of meeting new people or catching up with your friends, And naturally, it’s also a fantastic way to support our school – so please consider signing up for a couple of spots and encourage your friends to do the same. Most rosters run on Fete Day (26 October 2019) during the following times:

Time Spots
10.00am-2.00pm Set up crews
1.00-2.00pm Coordinators set up stalls and activities
2.00-4.00pm Stalls, activities and maintenance
4.00-6.00pm Stalls, activities and maintenance
6.00-8.30pm Stalls, activities and maintenance
7.00-9.30pm Pack up crew

There are still a number of coordinator spots vacant. If we don’t get coordinators for the Lucky Ducks, Toilet Roll Throw, Crazy Hair, Slot Car Racing stalls before Friday 20 September, these stalls will not run. Coordinators need to hold a WWCC.  If you are interested in coordinating a stall please sign up for one of the coordinator spots on our 2019 Twilight Fete Coordinators Roster or contact us for more information.

With so many spots to choose from – including spots you can bring your children along to –  everyone can get on board. Please sign up early – you can always reschedule spots if your circumstances change. To sweeten the deal, all people who have signed up to volunteers by 13 September 2019 have the chance of winning a batch of Ultimate Fudge on 20 September.

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Set-up, Pack-up, Maintenance and Clean-up

Set Up Crew

Pack Up Crew

Maintenance Crew (Coordinator required)

Clean Up Crew on Sunday 27 October – children welcome to come along (Coordinator required)


Bar – Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) certificate required Flavours of India
BBQ and Soft Drinks Japanese Food Stall
Café  Kids Mega Stall (selling popcorn and snow cones)
Cake Stall Lucky Jar StallROSTER FILLED
Chai and Samosa Stall Major Raffle
Desserts Stall Plants Stall
Handmade Stall Silent Auction (Coordinator required)
Indian Street Food Stall Souvlaki Stall
Fruit Smoothies Trash n Treasure


Face Painting Mini-golf
Fake Tattoos Slot Car Racing (Coordinator required)
Free Kids Area (this is a good spot for those wrangling kids) Ticket Booth
Henna Tattoos Toilet Roll Throw
Lucky Ducks (Coordinator required) Diwali Sand Art
Handball Competition Balloon Artist
Crazy Hair (Coordinator required)

Other ways you can help

Equipment roster

Baking roster

There will be more rosters coming and plenty of other ways you can help, so watch this space.

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How to use SignUp

If you click on the name of the roster, the embedded link will take you to the relevant SignUp page – simply sign in using your own email address, and enter your name and mobile number. If possible, please use a separate email address to sign up other family members so that their name and contact details can also be included on our roster. Alternatively, let us know if you are signing up someone else using your email address by making a comment against the spot, letting us know the volunteer’s name and mobile number.

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So far 54 people have signed up to volunteer on an activity, stall or behind the scenes (in set up, pack, up, clean up and maintenance) – filling approximately 110 spots of the more than 420 spots on these rosters. 10 people have also signed up on the Baking Roster to bake for our Cake Stall or and 1 person has signed up on the Equipment List to provide equipment on the day.

Activity and stall volunteers: Caitilin Hawkins, Jennifer Knight (ex-parent), Ross Donnan, Heidi Powell, Hayley Kringas, Craig Matthews, Helen Matthews, , Cassandra David, Nicole Bishop, Kathryn Dench, Claire Piscioneri, Yan Zhu, Tharana Surireddy, Rohini Kulkarni, Aarti Dave, Angela Natalier, Jillian Williams, Justine DeBruyn, Payal Mathur, Bernadette Grinyer, Amanda Philpot, Makiko Noguchi, Mariko Noda, Chris Giouris, Allison Pinto Correia, Abbi Gilbert, Lisa Pinter, Srija Samuel, Martina Gevaux, Anupreet, Gurpreet Pawar, Rashmi, Sharbani Dhar, Irene Giannellis, Jacqui Wright, Ramya Nangunoori, Krishnapriya Hari, Theo Verginis, Anuradha, Vasumithra Tanikella, Andy Ellis, Kalaiselvi Karthikeyan, Shyamali Sinha, Ellessa, Tara Vos, Akiyo Kiriyama, Yuko Ema, Sakiko Isojima, Usha, Andrew Aitken, Max Batyrkin, Diana Booth, Swapna

Bakers and Equipment: Caitilin Hawkins, Nicole Verginis, Hayley Kringas, Fiona Davey, Angela Natalier, Allison Pinto Correia, Srija Samuel, Mary Howard, Diana Booth

If your name is on either of the lists above – then thank you! You are all awesome. Your names will go into the draw to win the bumper batch of Ultimate Fudge on the last day of term.

If your names are not on these lists yet, then you still have time to be fudge-worthy awesome. Sign up on any of our 2019 Twilight Fete Rosters before Friday 13 September and you will be entered in the draw to win a batch of Ultimate Fudge. The winner will be drawn on Friday 20 September.

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Don’t forget to contact:

  • Shan Jayaweera on 0419 767 007 if you are interested in joining the second parents’ band
  • Rohini Kulkarni on 0468 968 753 if you or your children are interested in performing in beautiful Indian dances. All performances must be in groups of 4-6 people and for no longer than 5 minutes per performance


We still need more plastic jars – lidded, any size, any shape – and donations to fill them.

Think lucky dip – small, novelty, colourful and fun. The options are endless – here are some suggestions: stickers, temporary tattoos, novelty erasers, lollies, chocolates, hair accessories, stamps, party favours, chalk, marbles, toy cars, bubbles, pencils, rubber bouncy balls, yo-yos, slinkys, whistles, play dough, figurines, mini Lego kits, lip balm, nail polish, beads and string, jewellery, craft items, footy cards, swap cards, playing cards, novelty stationery items etc etc.

Please bring all your plastic jars and donations to the school office.

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Martina and Christine have done an amazing job soliciting donations for our Silent Auction and Raffle. All we need now is a Silent Auction Coordinator to finish the job. Please sign up here or contact us if you are able to help or if you would like to discuss this role

If you are associated with a business or know of businesses who might be interested in supporting our school with a donation of goods or services – please contact us and we will organise a sponsorship letter with more information.

Glen Huntly Primary School is grateful for the strong support received from our local community.

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Keep sending in 2019 Twilight Fete Newsletter artwork for use in our future Fete newsletters and notices. The artwork must be on an A4 piece of paper (feel free to fill the whole page) and refer to the 2019 Twilight FeteEntries can be in black and white or colour. Please include your name and class. We will use as many of the best submissions as we can on our future newsletters and notices – and the artists will go in our draw to win a free ride pass!

Thanks to our sponsors