It has been a really lovely time to be a part of the St Andrews Community over the last few weeks. I feel very fortunate to have been able to work with a bunch of parents and students to prepare for and enjoy the recent Pumpkin Day and St Andrews Festival.
A huge thank you to the Bartlett, Taranto, Addison, Doyle, Ernest-Tamblyn, McColl Johnson, and Sandford families who came out and helped at the working bee! Without your help, and your great gardening equipment, we would not have achieved all that we did in the lead up to the festival.
Thank you to all of the parents who volunteered their time on the festival, whether it be in preparation, pack up or in sales on the day. It was lovely to see such great positive energy and smiling faces there to greet the visitors to our school.
I must say a big thank you to Carla!! She organised a great Pumpkin Festival on Friday and the students had an absolute ball! Well done to our best dressed winners and artists as well. For those of you that got to the weigh in on Saturday, you would have seen that Kangaroo Ground PS absolutely blew the other pumpkins out of the water, growing the largest pumpkin by a long shot! Congratulations to Panton Hill who won the Ugliest Pumpkin and I'm very proud to say that we were awarded the prettiest pumpkin. It was lovely to have Frank along on the day to run pumpkin bowling with the kids. We had lots of happy faces taking home lovely flowers for their gardens. You may have seen that we still have some pumpkins lingering at the entrance. If you'd like to take one home with you, you're more than welcome to!
You may have seen our OSHC teacher, Olivia, up at the Community Centre on the day as well. With the help of her lovely Mum, they were surrounded by children who were happily making some very creative key rings in order to raise some money for the fantastic program that she runs. Thank you for volunteering your precious time Liv!
Lastly, a big thank you to Kyle with all of the efforts that you made with preparing our students, both past and present, to perform at the Festival. Even though it was bucketing rain at times, the crowd was full of smiles and cheers when the students took the stage! We were all so proud to see them up there and cannot thank you enough for enabling that to happen.