St Mary’s College Carnival is back, bringing a riot of colour and fun with it.
And with free entry, everyone in the community can enjoy a great day out.
Purchase a wristband to enjoy unlimited access to carnival rides and jumping castles.
There’ll also be 15 pop-up market stalls from community businesses, as well as 24 school stalls.
These include face painting, cakes, plants, books, clothing, second-hand uniforms, showbags and lollies.
Plus there will be drinks and a barbecue all day.
St Mary’s parents and friends committee president Karen Glen said the biennial event was a major fundraiser for the school.
‘‘It’s just engrained into the community now. Last year $10000 from the event went to Chrome Books for the school, while a large portion went to the upgrade of the playgrounds,’’ she said. ‘‘This year, in addition to giving half the funds raised to tech upgrades, we’ll be looking at developing a parkour course for years 5 and 6 students.’’
Mrs Glen said the event was open to everyone in the community.
‘‘There’s something for people of all ages, even if your children don’t go to the school,’’ she said.
‘‘Come and purchase cakes from our cake stall, buy jewellery or check out the produce stalls and have a great day out.’’
But the pièce de résistance of the carnival will be the school’s junior Lego competition and exhibition by Brickvention, Australia’s premier Lego fan convention.
The junior Lego competition will judge creations from three age categories — seven years and under, eight to 10 years and 11 years and above.
Local children are encouraged to submit a creation, with two judging categories in each age group — most unique (free form) creation and creation from original instructions.
You don’t need to be a student from St Mary’s to enter.
Prizes will be donated by Seymour Toyworld and MUGS.
Entries must be delivered to St Mary’s Parish Hall on Friday, March 16 between 8.30am and 9.30am or 3.15pm and 4pm.
The $3 competition entry fee will be taken on the delivery of creations.
Whether you’re a mini Lego master or an adult fan, enjoy a fascinating free Lego display.
The carnival will be held at St Mary’s College on Sunday, March 18 from 11am to 4pm.
Wristbands for jumping castles and carnival rides cost $35 if pre-purchased and $40 if purchased on the day. Wristbands can be purchased from the school office until 4pm on Friday.