Notes & News

Unfortunately the P&C is unable to host the Great Fete in 2017. We hope to form a new fete committee late in 2017 in order to host the Great Fete again in 2018. We apologise to our valued stall holders, sponsors and to the wider Samuel Gilbert Community for any inconvenience.

Principal Sponsors 2016

Major Sponsors 2016

The Great Fete Gallery 2015

The Great Fete Rides Again!

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Photos thanks to Rajesh Photography

Thousands of fete goers flocked to Samuel Gilbert Public School on 16 August to enjoy 16 carnival rides, 50 market stalls and food, games, prizes and fun.

"Sunshine, clear skies, smiling faces... We couldn't have asked for a better day..."

The Great Fete got off to a theatrical start with popular tunes from the school's bands, followed by vocal ensembles and dance groups in the hall.

It wasn't long before the Bat duo emerged – ready to fight crime and show off their costumes. They faced stiff competition from 200 face-painted fete-goers including 'Spidey' and other intrepid heroes.

Only carnival rides could save Batman now, including Dodgems, RoundUp and Pirate Ship. Around 900 fete-goers chose 'unlimited' rides armbands – while families enjoyed sunshine, snow cones and picnics on the grass.

The Food Court kept all the action heroes fed, serving up a delicious range of Korean, Indian, Italian, Turkish and other international treats. The Aussie BBQ was popular. Overall 2,000 cold drinks, 1,000 coffees, 900 sausages and 600 hamburgers were sold – along with hundreds of gourmet snacks, cakes and treats...

Did anyone spot the Bat duo doing a spot of shopping in The Great Fete's wonderful market stalls? Or browsing bat games or home wares in the ever popular Trash n Treasure?

We did catch Batman posing with real 'super heroes': Glenhaven Rural Fire Service, SES, St John Ambulance Service and NSW Police.

With or without Batman... there were plenty of smiling faces in interactive stalls, games and sideshow alley.

Plenty of smiling faces everywhere on fete day...

Including those of our generous Great Fete supporters and volunteers...

Thank you everyone for a fantastic Great Fete 2015! Fete coordinators Jackie Coleman and Sarah Dowthwaite plus the many dedicated, hard-working individuals, businesses, school staff/students and community teams who make The Great Fete possible each year!

Photos thanks to Rajesh Photography.

Face Art by artists including Nat's Fancy Faces.


PS: We did find Batman again... hanging out with friends.



See our 2014 Gallery