Easter spirit hops into St Damien’s for school fete

Saint Damien’s Catholic Primary School will welcome the Easter festivities on the weekend, with their first major fete in five years to be held on Sunday.

Fete coordinator Sarah Glossop said the day was themed around promoting healthy and active lifestyles.

“Our point of difference is that we are replacing most ‘expected’ carnival foods with delicious healthy alternatives and lot of activities for the kids to get them moving and enjoying the outdoors,” Ms Glossop said.

This will include rock climbing, trampolining, segways, football, water slides and more, along with healthy food and drink options.

To get into the Easter spirit, attendees are invited to enter the 1.30pm Easter Bonnet parade: BYO hat or make one at the fair.

Local schools will put on performances throughout the day, and there will be an Easter egg hunt with a major prize to be won.

“We are including other schools in the day with some performances from local students and welcome all families across Mandurah,” Ms Glossop said.

Coordinator Christie Tonkin said proceeds from the fete would go back into the school.

“We do it to raise money for the school for things like playground equipment, the robotics program, the garden centres, all the things that make the school unique,” Ms Tonkin, 

“The other reason we do it is to build community spirit, it’s always good for the school mums to all come together… It’s also good to build community around the school as well, like we’ve invited Ocean Road [Primary School] and a number of local sports clubs along too.”

The fete will be held on Sunday March 26, from 10-2pm on the oval at Saint Damien’s Catholic Primary School.