Tapping Primary School’s Heath McQuade celebrates wearing 400th costume


Tapping Primary students help education assistant Heath McQuade celebrate wearing his 400th costume.
Tapping Primary students help education assistant Heath McQuade celebrate wearing his 400th costume.

TAPPING Primary Schooleducation assistant Heath McQuade, better known as Mr Mac, reached a milestone in dress-up this month.

Mr Mac wore his 400th costume in a row to welcome children at the school on May 18, having never worn the same outfit twice.

“Mr Mac stands out the front of the school carpark every morning monitoring traffic and ensuring allstudents arrive safely at school,” principal Bill Boylan said.

“To make his job a little more interesting he started dressing up in a different costume each day, much to the delight of the school community.

“Mr Mac was then challenged by the teachers to see how many different characters he could dress up as without wearing the same one twice.

“Mr Mac accepted this challenge and encouraged the school community to donate costumes. As his legend grew, Party Heaven came on board and provided costumes free of charge in order to see just how far this challenge could go.

“Although Mr Mac enjoys wearing the different costumes every day, he is quick to point out that his focus is on ensuring the safety of the students in the morning while having a bit of fun on the side.”

Mr Boylan said the dress-up champion was puttingtogether a 2017 calendarfeaturing some of his more unusual costumes to raise money for the school P&C Association.