Poonindie School ready for biennial fair

POONINDIE Community Learning Centre is prepared for Sunday’s biennial spring fair with students and the wider community contributing.

The fair has served as the school’s main fundraising event, once every two years, with the whole school contributing in some way.

The first fair managed to raise more than $7000 while the second raised about $5000. Principal Robyn Kenny said the goal was to raise more than $5000 from this year’s fair.

“We see it as an opportunity to showcase our school to the wider community, but it’s also about building relationships with other community organisations as well as our neighbours,” she said.

Each of the school’s classes is contributing something to the event. 

The receptions are providing a coffee and cake stall, the year 1/2 class have a lucky jar stall, the year 3/4 class will run carnival games and the year 5/6/7 class have organised a haunted house.

Returning will be the popular ‘Follow the Tod River,’ a yellow brick road style activity where children pick up goods from visiting different stalls.

Mrs Kenny said the local community has also contributed to the event, as well as organisations including the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

“We have parents, whose children have left the school, who come back to help us,” she said.

“Without the community members the day wouldn’t be a success.”

The fair is also expecting appearances from Member for Flinders Peter Treloar, Lower Eyre Peninsula mayor Julie Low as well as the Minions, with Ian ‘Beebs’ Beeby acting as MC.

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