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Jul 162013


Belmont State School P&C Association is putting the finishing touches on its carnival in preparation for this Sunday.

belmont-fete2President of the Belmont State School P&C, Rhonda Gibson, says this is their biggest and best fundraising event for the year and it promises to be a fantastic family day out.

“We are proud to showcase our talented students throughout the day, as each year level performs something special for us,” Ms Gibson says.

Prizes at the fete include a $5,000 Westfield Shopping Spree, an outdoor setting from The Outdoor Furniture Specialists Carindale and a $1,000 Westfield Shopping Spree.

The school will also be hosting their usual multi-draw raffle and Publican’s Purse with an array of prizes. They say their Silent Auction will be offering the chance to secure unique items at never-to-be-repeated prices.

State of Origin 2011 game 1 signed jersey

One of the silent auction items: signed jersey from 2011 State of Origin Game 1. Donated by XXXX and the Hollars family.

The carnival also features traditional stalls; craft and gifts, homemade sweets and lollies, cakes and slices and a large Trash ’n’ Treasure.

“You can also take a moment to relax and grab a fantastic coffee, chill in our Sports Bar or partake of Devonshire Tea to escape the screaming,” Ms Gibson says.

For the first time ever, the school is also hosting a professional Art Show in conjunction with the carnival. Professional artists are invited to submit works in two categories: Board or Canvas and Paper.

Children are also invited to submit art work and prizes are on offer for children in each year level.

The carnival rides include the Scrambler, Rock’n’Roll Round Up, Hurricane, Paratrooper, Supa Swings, Quad Bikes, Rock Climbing Wall, Super Slide and the Jungle Safari Castle.

There will also be Lucky Locks, Showbags, hair and face painting, tattoos, Pick-A-Prize, Lob-a-Choc and Lucky Sticks (every stick is a winner!).

Kids can also take time out to try plaster mold painting or make their own badge.

“The school’s international food stalls get bigger every year, Ms Gibson says.

“Sample Greek food and sweets, Indian or Japanese, topped off with pancakes made on the spot.”

“And, of course, we’ll be firing up our giant Aussie Barbeque as well as cooking up the essential dagwood dogs and hot chips.”

The carnival will finish at 3pm with ‘Slime a Teacher’. Students, parents and teachers are invited to vote throughout the day for their ‘favourite’ teachers to be slimed as the grand finale to the day.

Belmont State School Fete

Teachers getting slimed at a previous BSS fete.

“The competition is hot and we can’t wait to find out which five of our beloved teachers will end up slimed”, Ms Gibson says.

Glenn Millar of Remax United Vision and founder of the Carindale Community Forum will be MC for the day.

Belmont State School is on the corner of Old Cleveland Rd and Scrub Rd, Carindale.

Belmont School Fete

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Gen is the Founder of Carindale Connect (started in 2007). She has a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Queensland University of Technology and an internship from ABC Online. She's involved in a number of web projects, was the Website Manager for Chamber of Commerce and Industry QLD and the Editor of Wotnews (Australian news aggregator and search engine start-up). She also spent some time as a volunteer Community Correspondent for 612 ABC Brisbane. Born in Hobart, Tasmania, Gen now lives in Carindale. She loves her bicycle (but doesn't do lycra), the environment and art.
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