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Fete 2018 – St Columba’s Primary, Elwood

Is it a carnival? Is it a fair? It’s St Columba’s Centenary Fete 2018 – the ultimate celebration for students, parents, teachers, past students, the Elwood neighbourhood and the wider community.

Let’s celebrate 100 years of the Little School with the Big Heart!  Presented and organised by the St Columba’s Parent and Friends Association, our fete celebrates our unique local community and raises funds for our school.

We’ve got rides, amusements, camels, Harley Davidson bike rides, an animal farm, live music, a silent disco, face painting, a gourmet BBQ and much more. We hope you and your family, and all of the friends from the Community will join us on Saturday 8th December for what will be a festive and fun-filled day.


Promote your business – sponsor a ride or stall

Sponsors will be acknowledged online, in school communication and newsletters as well as at the Centenary Fete. This is a great way to celebrate together, promote your business and raise funds for our school.
Please contact Melissa Prime at [email protected] to discuss the many sponsorship options open to businesses and families wanting to assist.  Sponsorship starts at $200.

What’s happening at the fete

The Riptide, Trackless Dodgems, Trampolines, The Star Screamer, Cup and Saucer, Nerf Warz, Inflatable Slide, Mini Golf, Arts & Crafts, AFL Handball.

For $10 a person over 5, or $10 for adults with children under 5, experience the magic of riding on a Camel and or a Harley Davidson Motorbike.

All of your favourite farm animals come to celebrate our school and will be available for cuddles.

Great live music throughout the day including Chris Lazzaro’s band, and the Star of the Sea Choir.

Grab a headset and dance the day away – wear comfortable shoes.

Get your face painted – or some crazy hair!

Stop by and say hello at the Old St Columbian’s table. Enjoy a stroll down memory lane with an Archive Tour of St Columba’s rich 100 year history.

Just in time for Christmas – get your freshly cut Christmas Tree here.

Gourmet BBQ, Sushi, Potato Curls and Pizza and much, much more! Pick up a delicious homemade cake, cookie or sweet treat for dinner or for a gift and check out the wonderful baking skills of our families. And satisfy your once-in-a-year fairy floss craving.

Bring home a lovely new plant for the garden and some of our miracle Saintly Soil to put the oomph in your soil.

Fete map

[box]We need your help…

Profits from the St Columba’s Centenary Fete will go towards providing wonderful facilities for our children. With funds made from previous fetes, parents purchased new play equipment for our constantly improving playground. With your help, we can continue to improve the schools facilities, benefiting all children.

Help on a stall

We are looking for parents, older siblings and alumni volunteers to help on our stalls. If you haven’t signed up yet, contact Diana Hartshorn. Shifts are only for 1 hour, so you will have plenty of time to enjoy the day with your family.


Bake a cake for our stall

Please bake us something amazing for our cake stall. Drop it off on Friday 7th of December, between 8 – 9am, at the Parish Centre.

Bake for the fete


This day could not happen without the incredible time and generosity of our community.  Thank you to each and everyone of you for helping to make our Centenary Fete great.