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40th anniversary school fair fun

IT was a huge day of sunshine, food and fun at the recent 40th Anniversary Emmanuel School Fair.

Emmanuel Christian School principal Scott Winkler said the day was a “huge success.”

“We haven’t held our fair every year, but this year is the school’s 40th anniversary, so we didn’t want to miss the opportunity,” he said.

“This year we’re working on a range of initiatives to engage students and parents who’ve been associated with our school over the years.

“We know we get our families and students from all over the Eastern Shore so it was fantastic to see them come out and support the fair.”

Fair director Rebecca Roberts said it had been a very busy few days leading up to the event.

“It’s great seeing families visit our school and experience a place where every child is encouraged to be their best,” she said.

“We had a problem with some of our marquees nearly blowing away, but the team worked really hard to make sure the fair went ahead as planned.

“We didn’t want anyone to be disappointed.”

Fair-goers enjoyed the usual food and drinks stalls with traditional Oliebollen (Dutch fruit donuts without a hole), and an auction.

Mr Winkler said the event capped off a busy month at the school, which also included the opening of the school’s “Mud Kitchen” and an “Open Month” in April.

“Our Open Month saw us provide one-on-one tours of the school for potential families at a time that suited them,” he said.

“We’re really excited about other events we’ll be holding to celebrate our 40th anniversary milestone.”

Caption: Emmanuel Alumni Francis Pascal with kinder student Samson Pascal.