Gala Day

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Last Friday we had our annual Gala Day. This involves our Yr 3-7 students offering to run a stall of any kind. These stalls can be: selling cupcakes, popcorn, nail painting, soccer goal competition, bike rides, knocking skittles over, face painting, games of many kinds…..just to name a few. It’s a great enterprise opportunity for our students to work out how to run a stall and promote it around the school via posters.

The Reception to Year 2 students have the first chance to go shopping, play games or go on rides and then the Yr 3-7 students to have a turn.

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We use the money raised to sponsor our school’s World Vision child in Africa.



Gala Day

On Friday we had our annual Gala Day. This is an opportunity for the Craigburn students to have a stall for the students to visit. This year we had over 40 stalls and there was a real variety on offer for our students to experience.

Members of our class held  4  stalls. They were:

  • Decorate your own Cake – buy a cupcake, ice it and decorate it with lollies
  • Bits n Bobs- selling a variety of cards, bookmarks, keyring and grass heads
  • Footy Kick – knock the pins down with a footy kick
  • Hit the Target & Marble Run – how high can you score but throwing a tennis ball through the target and how fast can you roll a marble through the marble run track (inspired by our work on Genius Hour activities).

The students who don’t run a stall can visit the stalls to buy food, drinks or play some sort of game.

Gala Day is a wonderful chance for our students to show how enterprising they can be. They spent a lot of time planning their stall, working out what the students would like to do/ eat, what prizes they’d need to offer, where to get the prizes, how much their stall activity would cost for students to try and advertise their stalls prior to the day.

They had to really work well together – using lots of different skills like – co-operating, compromising, collaborating, using team work skills, using lots of Mathematics for adding amounts and giving change, problem solving and so many more skills.

We felt very proud of our students for running a stall – they were all a great success. The children LOVED every minute of their day. It was a very windy day and there were lots of issues from the wind but we overcame the difficulties to have a highly profitable and fun day.The money raised will go towards school resources like: outdoor furniture, new 4 square courts and other resources that have been nominated by classes through their class meetings.

We’d like to say  a huge thank you to our families who are a HUGE support – they help all of our children with materials for their stalls, as well as providing money to spend on the day.

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Gala Day 2013

Today Craigburn had Gala Day. It’s one of our favourite days of the school year.  This is a day where Year 3-7 students are able to run a stall to raise money for our school. The students need to organise everything related to their stall: planning who’s in their group, what each stall will offer, making posters for advertising, getting their materials ready, having plenty of materials needed. It a wonderful chance for our students to show how enterprising they can be.

The stalls can be anything you choose: cake stalls, games, sponge throwing, soccer skills games, searching through slime for a prize, basketball hoop throwing, lucky dips, face painting, a nail salon, drinks stalls and a whole lot more!!!

We have 2 sessions for stall holders. The first is for R-2 students and then the Year 3-7 students have their turn. Everyone brings lots of coins to spend – most things cost 20c, 50c or $1.00.  There’s lots for everyone to try and it doesn’t cost too much.

We’d like to say a huge thank you to Mr Luke for organising the stall holders and all of the stall holders – once again we loved Gala Day!

Here’s some photos from today’s Gala Day.


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Gala Day

Last Friday our school held it’s Gala Day. This is a fantastic opportunity for students to run a stall and raise money for our World Vision sponsor student John. The stalls are run by students from Year 3-7. The students work under the direction of our Deputy Principal, Mr Luke and need to run the stall by themselves. Class teachers and parents are also a wonderful support in helping to get stalls ready for trading.

Some of the stalls this year were:

  • a basketball throw
  • sponge throwing
  • nail painting
  • lolly and cake stalls
  • balloon art – hats, dogs, swords
  • drinks – slushies, cool drinks
  • painting stall
  • guess how many lollies are in the jar

and SO many more.

The other school students are encouraged to bring along lots of coins to spend on different items or activities. Most stalls charge about 50c – or less! So you can get great value for your money.

We raised over $1600- for our sponsor student John – what an amazing effort by everyone.

Here are some photos of our day.

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