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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2014 Week 4 Hansard (7 May) . . Page.. 1250..


Motion (by Ms Burch) proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

Hawker Primary School—fete

MR COE (Ginninderra) (6.28): I rise this evening to speak about the Hawker Primary School fete. I had the pleasure of attending the fete last month. The fete is held annually on the first Sunday in April and is run by the school's P&C in conjunction with the school board, the school's teachers and the rest of the school community.

This year the fete featured a variety of events, including a silent auction, raffles, craft, books and white elephant stalls, as well as pony rides. As would be expected, the fete also brought out the best cooks and bakers at the school, with a variety of different and delicious foods and drinks on sale.

The fete is the school's largest fundraising event. Last year the fete raised approximately $20,000. Over the years the success of the fete has helped the school to update their computers, build a multipurpose sports court, put in ICT equipment, build shade structures and other playground improvements and provide learning materials to their students both inside and outside the classroom. Fundraising at the school has also helped to provide extracurricular activities to the students, including chess, music and drama.

I am pleased that this year's fete was again a huge success. With the funds raised this year, the school is hoping to fully resurface their school oval. The school oval has unfortunately been hit hard by long periods of drought and requires nothing less than a full resurface in order to be fixed. I sincerely hope that the school is able to upgrade the oval so that the school's students can fully enjoy the benefits of playing and exercising on the oval.

I would like to congratulate the Hawker Primary School P&C on again running a successful fete. In particular, I would like to thank and commend both Gillian Treloar and Kate Cappaletti, the fete coordinators, for organising and planning the fete. They did a wonderful job. As well as Gillian and Kate, the Hawker Primary School board also deserves congratulations on assisting the P&C.

Finally, congratulations to all the people who spared their time to ensure that this year's fete was a great success. This includes all the people who helped to plan the fete as well as those people who helped out on the day, whether that be by running a stall or by providing food or other materials to the stalls. Congratulations also to the many individuals and businesses that made donations to ensure that this year's fete was a resounding success.

I commend the work of the Hawker Primary School community and I encourage members to attend the fete next year. For more information on Hawker Primary School and their fete I urge members to visit their website at

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