Fete Update
Sunday 3 November
10am – 2pm
The Clothing Emporium would like to borrow a
clothes rack or two (or three!) in order to display
some of the special items we’ll have for sale. We
are also looking for donations of clothes hangers.
If you are able to assist, please contact Mel
Everett on [email protected]
Start your Spring cleaning this weekend. We
need all your pre-loved items for our school
Matty’s Book Nook: books, magazines, DVD’s
and CD’s
The Treasure Trove: tools, bikes, sporting
equipment, manchester, kitchenware, pictures
and frames, ornaments, glassware, baby goods
fishing rods, fish bowls, bird cages and general
Matty’s Toyland: games, puzzles, models, doll
houses, rocking horses, action figures, blocks,
Lego, dolls, toys of all descriptions and dress up
The Clothing Emporium: baby, children and
adult clothing and fashion accessories such as
belts, bags, shoes and jewellery
Don’t forget to keep all your pre-loved baby, kids
and adults clothing and accessories for our stall.
You can drop your clothing donations off to Mel
who will be at the front office every Tuesday from
2.45pm to 3.15pm until Fete day!
We would be most grateful for donations of school
clothes that you no longer need. You may drop
them off at the office or to the clothing pool direct
every second Friday on even school weeks in
Term 3 from 2.45pm – 3.15pm.
In Term 4 the clothing pool is open every Friday.
We will be open on Fete Day for all your uniform
needs. Did you know? We also sell new items,
including hats, long and short sleeve blue polos,
polar fleece jumpers and the standard school bag
and a new physio approved bag.
Thursday 12 September @ 6.30pm in the school
library. All welcome.
Beadie Creations
Coordinator/s: Tamsin Walkden, Kate Whitton
and Louise Mulcahy
Children at St Matthew’s: Alessio Gambale Year
3, Anthony Gambale year 5, Geordie Whitton
Year 3, Grady Whitton Year 6 and Oliver and
Patrick Hall Year 3.
Ever wanted to make your own unique elastic
beaded bracelet? This year you will get the
chance at the new Beadie Creations stall.
Join us at our stall and select from a range of
acrylic, glass, polymer clay and metal beads to
create your very own piece of original jewellery.
The team at Beadie Creations will help you finish
off your project so you can wear your new
creation with pride.
If you don’t have the time to make your own
bracelet on fete day, Beadie Creations are also
well underway to making a selection of handmade
beaded bracelets and bracelet kits to take home,
all of which will be available to buy on fete day.
If any St Matty’s parents feel the need to share
their creative spirit and want to join in on the fun
on fete day, volunteers will be warmly welcomed.
[email protected]
Have fun, meet new people and support our
school. We need parents and friends of St
Matthew’s to help out on stalls and activities on
Fete Day and in the lead up to our great fete.
Sorting clothes for The Clothing Emporium,
making cakes, sweets and relishes and simply
spreading the word to all your family and friends
are all positive ways you can help. Whether you
can assist with set up the day before or offer an
hour on the day we would be grateful for your
Later this term we will place a volunteer roster online so you can put your name down next to a stall
and/or task. In the meantime, if you have any
questions, please contact Shannon Woodward
[email protected]
We have a long list of potential sources, but need
a parent or friend who has some spare time to
walk into the relevant businesses with the request
letter and discuss the potential donation with the
manager. If you know of anyone, please contact
Kate Hayne [email protected]
The business will receive advertising in the school
newsletter and on Fete day.
So far we would like to thank and acknowledge
Curves Gym, Jamison Plaza
for a gym membership package
Hotel Realm, Barton
1 night’s accommodation for 2 including dinner
and breakfast
Fiona Douglass
Discount off a Nespresso Coffee machine
Please save all your pre-loved toys, books, trash
and treasure items and clothes and accessories
for our school fete and pop these Term 4 dates in
your diaries:
Week 1
Thu 17 Oct | 2.50pm – 3.30pm
Fri 18 Oct | 2.30pm – 3.30pm
Sun 20 Oct | 10am – 11am
Week 2
Thu 24 Oct | 2.50pm – 3.30pm
Fri 25 Oct | 2.30pm – 3.30pm
Sun 27 Oct | 10am – 11am
Week 3
Thu 31 Oct | 2.50pm – 3.30pm
Fri 1 Nov | 2.30pm – 3.20pm
Sat 2 Nov | 8am – 12pm
Stampin Up, Jenny Juelg
huge box of craft supplies
Kings Macgregor
4 swim packs including fast track vouchers
Tcupcreations, Tamsin Walkden
hand crafted jewellery
Labelhead, Sarah Harmer
$40 voucher
The following days will be free dress days for
* Wednesday 18 September – gold coin donation
* Wednesday 23 October – tombola donation
* Wednesday 30 October – gift basket donation
If you have any questions in relation to our fete,
please contact Linda Brennan, Fete Coordinator
on [email protected]
If you have any donations of craft and other
homemade items, please contact Janette
Woodward [email protected] ,
Matty’s Craft Affair coordinator or Linda Brennan
at [email protected] Alternatively, you
can hand them into the front office.
Kindly supplied by Matty’s Sweets and Treats
Ideas include (but are not limited to) paintings,
handmade bookmarks or cards, gift paper,
hairclips, aprons, dress up outfits, fairy wands,
dinosaur tails, library bags, dolls clothes, bunting,
Christmas decorations, hats/scarves or whatever
your particular talent is!
Take a look at this site for some inspiration.
Chocolate chip cookies
125g butter or margarine
2/3 cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla essence
1 egg
3/4 cup plain flour
1/2 tsp bi carb soda
1 1/4 cup rolled oats
3/4 cup choc chips
Preheat oven to 180 degrees (160 fan forced).
Line a baking tray with baking paper.
Cream butter, brown sugar and vanilla until pale
and creamy. Add egg and mix until combined.
Add sifted plain flour and bi carb soda then use a
wooden spoon to mix together. Add the rolled
oats and chocolate chips and mix until combined.
Roll tablespoons of mixture into a ball and place
on the baking tray (leave a fair amount of space
between the cookies as they do spread).
Bake for 15 - 18 minutes (the more you cook, the
crunchier the cookies will be).
Place in a wire cooling rack to cool. Enjoy!
If you have any plants or garden items and
accessories, Matty’s Garden is looking for
donations to make this stall a success. These can
be dropped off in the courtyard at any time prior to
Fete day.