September 22, 2016

This year’s Cooranbong Public School Fete is going to be bigger and better than ever, says organiser Kay Fernance. The event, to be held on November 27 at the school, will be the third fete the school has hosted, as it started out as a family fun night and progressed to a fete over the years, Kay says. Watagan Park is a gold sponsor of the fete.

“Every year we add more to the celebrations, and this year we will have the Hunter Valley Zoo bring their petting animals, two bands – the Fruit Trees and the Rough Diamonds – and a lot more rides than ever before,” she says.

“It will provide a full day of entertainment for all who attend, and there is truly something for everyone! There will be a range of rides, market stalls, entertainment and activities for the whole family to enjoy together.

“A large team of parents work to produce an event that showcases our school and gives everyone in attendance the opportunity to feel our school’s warm atmosphere and spirit.”

Cooranbong Public School is celebrating its 155th year this year, making it the oldest school in Lake Macquarie. It has been a major part of the Cooranbong township since 1861, and was the first school to be opened in the Lake Macquarie area.

Located at the base of the Watagan Mountains, the school says it thrives on its ability to provide individual opportunity for all students through academic excellence, innovative practices and genuine community partnerships.

The school says it offers a broad range of educational programs and opportunities in a nurturing and vibrant environment, working to maximise the potential of every child and creating caring citizens.

Stalls will include lucky dip, cake and lolly stall, pony rides, face painting, wet sponge throwing, doughnut stall, photo booth and a chocolate wheel.

Kay says there will also be racing cars, trucks, cars on the oval, live music, Morisset spinners and weavers demo, Harrington’s Entertainment providing three jumping castles, a bungee run, a pirate ship, teacups, fairy floss, sno cones and popcorn. And so much more, including showbags galore!

“We invite everyone to come and see the beautiful school, enthusiastic teachers and bright students we have here while enjoying a great day out,” says Kay.

Cooranbong Public School, 3 Government Road, Cooranbong, NSW 2265

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