Metella Road Public School Spring Fete 2013
Metella Road Public School hosts’ the biggest fete in the Seven Hills area
It is a huge fete and it usually creates a line around the corner to get in to prove it. I found myself waiting in line for 15 minutes and the line was only getting bigger, but everyone was friendly and in good spirits.
This fete only happens once every two years
Most of the fete is run by volunteers from around the local neighbourhood. It is great to see all the mums and dads freely give up their time to run such a large fete.
I also noticed a lot of small to medium-sized businesses getting involved with this fete and providing the best tasting food I have ever had at a local school fete. A lot of these businesses have donated goods and services to go towards prizes for a massive raffle.
They had a huge range of rides that all the kids loved and get way too excited on. My particular favourite with the space shuttle but they also have slides, bouncy castles, bumper cars, teacup ride, and many others I don’t know the name of. The great thing is it will only cost you $30 for an all-day pass. Not to mention for an extra $2 dollars for three throws you can dunk your not so favourite teacher. They also had some great little novelties like footy passing, bowling, and children’s craft.
Food was more than what I expected for a local fete and I couldn’t stop myself from eating the home-made sweets and cakes. Seven Hills is a very multicultural suburb and the desserts were the proof in the pudding with such a variety of great tasting treats.
Outback Steakhouse also made camp there with lots of quality burgers and juicy steaks. The great thing was I didn’t have much money in my pocket at the time but that didn’t stop me from trying just about everything I could find. I couldn’t believe how cheap it was and the service was quick and friendly.
They had some good performances on the day which I could tell the teachers and students had put in a lot of effort. This year’s performances in 2013 were;
- Seniors dancers A and B
- Junior boys dance
- Junior girls dance
- Junior choir
- Senior choir
- And various stage performances
I was very impressed by the amount of stalls they had and who they had gotten involved. For example New South Wales police where there to educate children on safety and to speak with the locals. There were various craft stalls but what I found most intriguing is that the school had pulled out all stops to create a second hand bookstore that was full of interesting books you couldn’t get anywhere else. I spoke to one of the teachers and she told me “all the mums and dads and the local community had handed in old books that they didn’t want”.
Note; If you are a local business that wants to get involved you can call the school to go on a list of shop stalls for 2015 as you get greater exposure here.
About Metella Road Public School (MRPS)
Metella Road Public School (MRPS) has been providing quality education for the past 40 years. Metella Road Public School is an important part of the Nirimba District. In addition to the normal school curriculum, the school maintains several unique programs which assist the needs of their students.
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