Holy Family Primary School Community Fete was busy and non-stop the whole time!
Don’t be scared to ask for help. A lot of things I did myself because I didn’t want to burden people, I should have reached out a lot more. You will be surprised with some of the things you will receive.
The PA at Mt Evelyn Primary School run regular fundraising throughout the year, however, the Fair is help every second year, and organized by a specifically formed 'working group'.
Click here to read our fete profile on Big Hill Primary School. The president highlights the common issue of people not realising how much goes into a school fete.
Bulimba State School profile that there is no easy way to recruit volunteers. Be patient and they will come on board. Create excitement, keep giving them information and they will interact more. Communication is the key.
Read the Burra Community School Fete Profile to see advice on running a fete in a rural area.
I found that the smaller businesses were much more approachable and willing to contribute to the fete as they were very happy to support the community and hoped it would bring in new clients. The real estate agents in the area were keen to be the major sponsor but there was only one who could get platinum sponsorship and the fireworks were named after this major sponsor.
It was my first fete that I’d actually seen a school hire ATM machines. Smart move. More access to cash to buy those ‘must have purchases’ = more profit and fundraising.
St's Peters & Pauls School in Bulimba, recently held a hugely successful fete, raising over $106,000. We were lucky enough to find out from Rebecca Lawrence, Fete Convenor, what made it a successful school fete.