Marmion Primary diamond jubilee fete set to sparkle

Librarian Vauna Watson, fete organiser Naomi Jeffs, head boy Toby McDonald, principal Ian Herbert and head girl Piper Campbell. Picture: Bruce Hunt www.communitypix.com.au d461222
Librarian Vauna Watson, fete organiser Naomi Jeffs, head boy Toby McDonald, principal Ian Herbert and head girl Piper Campbell. Picture: Bruce Hunt www.communitypix.com.au d461222

AFTER more than a year of planning, Marmion Primary School’s Diamond Jubilee Fete takes place this weekend.

The school has been celebrating its 60th anniversary with various activities throughout the year and will cap it off with the free community event on Saturday.

The fete will feature performances by students, Carine Senior High School’s band and local dance and martial arts groups, a flash mob, children’s activities such as an animal farm, dunk tank and tractor rides, a silent auction, raffle and a variety of stalls offering handmade items, books, clothing and gifts.

A large interactive historical display will show a range of memorabilia from the school’s past 60 years and attendees will not go hungry, with food trucks, coffee vans and a cake stall available.

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Parents and Citizens Association member and fete organiser Naomi Jeffs said she expected a great atmosphere and sense of community spirit on the day.

“Celebrating the school’s 60th anniversary is extremely important to both the current and past staff and students as well as the wider community,” she said.

“The school is the centre of the Marmion community and generates a lot of community spirit that is seen throughout the suburb.

“Marmion primary is also the oldest school in the City of Joondalup, so it is historically important to commemorate and remember.

“I encourage people to come along to visit the jubilee display, enjoy the entertainment and food on offer and feel proud to be part of such a wonderful community.”

Funds raised from the day will go towards ongoing development of the school, including nature play areas and improved technology.

 

THE ESSENTIALS

What: Marmion Primary School Diamond Jubilee Fete
When: Saturday, November 19, 11am-3pm
Where: Cliverton Court, Marmion