We are eagerly looking forward to WELCOMING YOU to the 2022 Christchurch Rudolf Steiner School Spring Fair.
This year, our Spring Fair will be held on Saturday 5th November from 10am - 3pm.
Colourful Community School Fair
The Steiner School fair is a must-attend event on many spring social calendars. It beautifully highlights the Special Character of our school, embraces our wider community, and is an important fundraiser for our kura & tamariki.
Our generous school community has always valued authentic, hand-crafted products and locally sourced produce. We hope you will join us in this spirit. We co-create a colourful community fair in the traditional sense, with pony rides, traditional games, wonderful healthful food and drink options.
We aim for a fantastic variety of stalls, from health and wellbeing to local handcrafts, toys, gifts, skincare, plants and so on. Our Fairy Land is renowned for the gentle caring atmosphere it provides for our much younger tamariki. We do hope you can join us as we Celebrate 'Spring' and all its joyous goodness on November the 5th.
The Fair will be a chance for us to come together and reconnect with each other and the wider community of Christchurch.
Due to the short lead in time this year, parents who have previously coordinated the fair have agreed to step up and take on varying roles required to successfully bring our fair together for this year:
Annah Johnstone (Finance), Paul Kitto (Class Liaison), Jolene Parker (Entertainment), Florian Franzmeyer (Grounds), Gary Miller (External Liaisons/Infrastructure).
Another aspect we have changed this year to help reduce the workload on the class communities is by assigning only one stall task per class, please see class and responsibility list below.
- Kindergarten – Fairy Land
- Class 1 – Craft
- Class 2 – Candle Dipping
- Class 3 – Horticulture
- Class 4 – On Day Supervisors (Eftpos/Money Runners, Signage, First Aid, Bunting, Toilets)
- Class 5 – Clothing
- Class 6 – Frozen Treats/Lemonade
- Class 7 – Sausage Sizzle
- Class 8 – Tea/Cake Stall
- Class 9 – Salad Bar
- Class 10 – Pizza Bar
- Class 11 – Games
- Class 12 – White Elephant
We have sent each Class Secretary an Overview Sheet for their stall, outlining what the class community will need to successfully organise their stall.
If class secretaries have any questions they can be emailed to email@example.com
There is a School Fair shared drive, this link will be provided to all class representatives.
REQUEST FOR DONATIONS!
Are you wondering what, when and where to give your generous donations of goods and items to the school fair on 5th November 2022? Then please read on:
Second Hand Clothes and White Elephant
The container, situated next to the school field in the Ombersley Terrace carpark, will be open between 8.45am and 9.15am and 2.45pm and 3.15pm on weekdays up to Thursday 3rd November.
Please drop off your donations of preloved, good quality second hand clothing and saleable items for the Clothing Stall and White Elephant Stall.
Please clearly separate clothing and shoes from any white elephant items to make it easy for these to be collected later by class 5 for the clothing stall.
Please ensure clothes are clean and folded and try to bag clothes in likewise bundles and clearly label (i.e., Girls under 10, Boys, men’s, women’s etc...)
Please only contribute items that are of sufficient quality to sell, or you will burden us with the cost of dumping them.
For the White Elephant please ensure items have ALL pieces in good working order, and:
NO Computers or Computer Accessories
NO Analogue TV’s
NO Plastic Toys
Fresh Salad Creation
The Salad Bar has been a huge success over the past few years and always sells out
Therefore class 9 kindly asks for salads from the school community to provide enough colourful salad creations to keep the salad bar running well into the afternoon and keep all those hungry fair goers happy.
Ideally salads can be dropped off to the cooking room on the Saturday morning of the fair as refrigerated storage prior to the fair (on Friday) is minimal. But contributions on Friday will also be accepted.
Foil trays for your salad creation can be picked up from the office on the week prior to the fair, or, bring your salad in a container to transfer to a tray on the day.
Please list ingredients of your wonderful creations.
Cakes and Muffins
Calling on all fabulous bakers in the school community! Class 8 is facilitating the cake stall this year and we would really appreciate your support. If every family in the school community could donate some home baking we'll be sure to have plenty to keep up with demand. All delicious yummies (cakes, slices, cupcakes etc) can be dropped off to the Cooking Room (wrapped and ingredients clearly labelled) from 3pm on the Friday before the Fair. Together we can make magic!
Please bear in mind the special character of the school regarding food and use natural ingredients without artificial colourings/flavourings wherever possible.
Please wrap the baked goods in plastic wrap with a list of ingredients or specifically marked if “Gluten-free” or “Dairy-free”.
Please deliver your baked goods to the Home Economics room (to the right of the hall entrance) on the Friday the day before the fair, where possible on a bio disposable plate. If you do drop it off on a plate or in a container, please clearly label so you can retrieve it easier at the completion of the fair.
Plants and Flowers
PLANT DONATIONS WELCOME!
Class Three are busy growing and propagating plants in preparation for the school fair and looking to our wider community for any donations.
We would appreciate any donations of flowers, or a posy, in a condition that they can be easily bunched up if required and sold as well. These can be dropped off at the stall on the day located between the fort and the carpark
We would appreciate any donations of plants, shrubs or small trees for the Horticulture stall. These can be dropped off at the chicken coop by the garden room from the 31st October (behind the lower school block) or at the stall on fair day (located between the fort and the carpark). Please include a label of the plant type if not obvious.
Flowers, or a posy, are also wanted in a condition that they can be easily bunched up if required for selling. These can be dropped off at the stall on the day or at the garden room in the days prior to the fair
If you have an abundance of lemons on your tree then Class 6 would love to receive any surplus lemons for the lemonade stand.
Class 6 needs about 20kg of lemons for the spring fair lemonade stall. If you have any lemons you can donate please drop off in the buckets at the office
Lemons can also be dropped off at the container before and after school during the White Elephant collections times.
Thank you, we greatly appreciate all donations.
Ehara taku toa i te toa takitahi Engari, he toa takitini.
Success is not the work of one, but the work of many.