Inaburra’s Open Day and Fete is a super fun day for kids with some exhilarating gliding and spiraling experiences including The Storm, Pirate Ship, Swing Chairs, Tea Cups, Inflatable Slide, Round Up, Horizontal Bungee and The Gladiator. The fun rides precinct will be the lower basketball courts.
Cancelled for 2020
Due to the ongoing impact of the coronavirus pandemic, we have made the difficult decision to cancel Inaburra’s Open Day and Fete for 2020. Under the current conditions, our ability to host thousands of people on the school campus will be severely restricted. The limitations of safe hygiene and social distancing will affect our ability to achieve the goals of the Open Day and Fete which are primarily to showcase the school to prospective families and fundraise for the Parents & Friends.
We are hugely appreciative of the efforts of our Fete Committee and parent volunteers; they have continued to navigate the Fete postponement and subsequent cancellation and have spent many hours sorting and processing donated goods, emailing stallholders and sorting logistics behind the scenes, throughout the lock-down. As we do not want the efforts of our volunteers to have been in vain, nor the generous donations of Inaburra families to go to waste, we have decided in lieu of the Fete to hold an internal Garage Sale instead. We have partnered with our Year 12 students to make this happen, and our student leaders felt that with so many in our community being impacted by coronavirus, we should direct the funds raised through the Garage Sale to The Smith Family’s Learning for Life Program.
We look forward to the next Inaburra Open Day and Fete in 2021. Dates will be announced in due course.
'Friends of Fete' Gold Sponsors
Thanks to all our ‘Friend of Fete’ Gold Sponsors for supporting Inaburra School’s Open Day and Fete in 2020.
‘Friend of Fete’ Sponsorship is now closed.
One of the best ways to see Inaburra is to take a school tour with one of our Student Leaders. Tours will operate throughout the day from 9:00am until 3:00pm. Discover our Senior School Learning Commons and After-School Study Centre, Stage 3 Learning Centre and Sensory Playground, all ground-breaking educational spaces. Tours cover both Junior and Senior Campus and can be tailored to view areas of the school that are of greatest interest to you.
For enrolment enquiries visit the Enrolments page.
Call for Volunteers
Inaburra encourages all our school families to put aside a couple of hours to help out on one of the stalls on Fete Day. It is a fantastic way to get to know other parents, especially if you volunteer to serve with others from your Year Group. Nominate your preferred time and stall by completing an easy online Volunteer Recruitment Form below. Simply fill out your contact details, select the stall/ time and send. You can volunteer for more than one activity. Remember the more volunteers we have the less work for all. No experience necessary.
Students from Kindergarten to Year 12 will be involved in performances throughout the day in the PAC, the Drama Room, Media Room and the COLA. In addition to live performances from the Music, Drama and Dance faculties, there will be Multimedia video displays and our traditional ‘Open Day Live’ media broadcasts from Year 10 Media students. Performance program will be announced closer to the day.
The Bargain Lane has traditionally been one of the most popular stalls at the Inaburra Fete. Find some treasures amidst the pre-loved kids designer clothes, costume dress-ups and the huge range of quality accessories, home wares and toys. This year we will also be selling second-hand school uniforms.
We are not accepting any more donations thank you.
Billa Books offers a huge range of pre-loved books for sale including popular categories like early childhood fiction, teen and adult fiction, box-set series, gardening, history, cook books and much more. Billa Books is perfect for book lovers to fill up a bag or two with some bargain reading.
We are not accepting any more book donations thank you.
We are currently seeking donations, experiences or services to feature in our Silent Auction. Donations could be an unwanted gift in your gift cupboard, a holiday house you could offer time at, or you might work somewhere super interesting and offer someone “A day at ….”. If you are in a position to contribute please send your donations to the school front office or contact firstname.lastname@example.org . Thank you in advance for any assistance you are able to provide.
The Inaburra Cake Stall will once again be selling a huge variety of delicious cupcakes, muffins, biscuits, cookies, slices, large cakes and sweet treats on Open Day and Fete.
To understand how Inaburra families can best assist the Cake Stall we have provided some FAQs:
Q: Who can bake cakes?
A: Cake Stall packs will be sent home with students in Year 5, Year 7 and Year 8 on Friday 6 March, but we warmly welcome contributions from any other parents who wish to bake. Additional packs will be available from School Reception.
Q: What cakes are appropriate?
A: ‘Cakes’ can include cupcakes, muffins, biscuits, cookies, slices, large cakes, sweet treats, banana bread, brownies etc. Please ensure baked goods are NUT-FREE. Gluten free baking is also welcome.
Q: How are the cakes to be packed and kept?
A: ‘Packs’ containing instructions, cake box, labels, cellophane bags and ribbons have been provided for packaging baked goods. These will be sent home on Friday before the fete with Year 5, 7 and 8.
Large cakes or cupcakes may be supplied in the cake boxes provided or plastic containers clearly labelled to be collected by you from the Cake Stall after 1:00pm on Fete day.
Q: When should cakes be brought in?
A: Ideally cakes are baked no more than a few days before the Fete to ensure they are fresh and delivered to school on Friday (day before) or Saturday morning of Fete day.
Drop off instructions:
Will be announced closer to the date
Q: What if I am not a good baker?
A: Packet mixes are a good alternative if you are not a baker. We would prefer not to receive pre-made baked goods purchased from a commercial bakery or supermarket.
Q: How much baking can I donate?
A: The Cakes Stall is always a sell-out so we place no limit on the amount you wish to donate. We will accept it all.
Please do not feel obliged to contribute if you are not in a position to do so.
Thanks for your ongoing support,
The Cake Stall Coordinator
Classic Car Show
Motoring enthusiasts should not miss the Classic Car Show, exclusive to the Inaburra Fete. On display will be retro American models, British Classics, a rare 4 door red/white pillar-less Chevy ’57, Jaguars, Fords, Hot Rods plus an authentic ‘Back to the Future’ Delorian! We looking forward to seeing you at the Classic Car Show in the Level 3 Carpark.
The Chocolate Challenge or Chocolate Toss is a tradition at the Inaburra Fete and a definite crowd pleaser. Chocolate always has and always will attract kids (and a lot of adults too!) like a magnet. Find us in the Science Courtyard.
The Lolly Wheel is always popular with our younger visitors. Donate a gold coin and get to spin the Lolly Wheel to obtain a sweet prize. Our jolly lolly team will be found in the Science Courtyard.
Plants and Petals Stall
Inaburra’s ‘Plants and Petals’ stall is for gardening enthusiasts. Potted plants, succulents, herbs and seasonal flowering potted colour are available to purchase from ‘Plants & Petals’ at our Open Day and Fete. The plant stall is always a favourite so get in fast.
For the second year in a row, ‘Plants & Petals’ are generously sponsored by At Your Service.
International Food Fair
At the 2020 Open Day and Fete, an International Food Fair is being introduced with most stalls located on the lower basketball court. A ‘Taste of India’ will be serving delicious butter chicken on a bed of cumin rice. ‘Mexican Fiesta’ will provide tasty gluten free, vegan and vegetarian options with chargrilled corn on the cob and a bean salad. The “Greek Grill” will tantalise taste buds dishing up various meats and haloumi slow cooked over hot coals. ‘American Burger Bar’ will showcase the classic hamburger, as well as, all time favourite bacon and egg rolls. Last but not least, the Aussie BBQ, will be serving up sausage on a roll, steak rolls, bacon and egg rolls and will be located under the COLA in the Junior School. Bring your appetite and come and enjoy some fabulous food!
MBC Tea Room
The Menai Baptist Church Tea Room is a must-do at the Inaburra Fete. On offer are a selection of delicate pastries, croissants, cute cupcakes, strawberry tarts, biscuits and donuts. Enjoy a Devonshire Tea with freshly baked scones and your choice of tea in a proper china cup. The team at MBC set up a stunning display with decor sourced from local businesses. Their charming team of wait staff and tasty food will ensure you won’t want to leave. Indulge yourself with a delicious High Tea.
Pop-up market stalls will be selling everything from take-home food to fashion, jewellery and homewares. Find out what brands are coming to our market this year on our Open Day & Fete Facebook page.