The Book Stall and Vintage Clothing Stall are calling for donations so please take the opportunity to clear out your wardrobes and bookshelves during the school holidays! We also need your unwanted coffee mugs for our cafes at the fair, (please make sure they are 11cm or less in height).
The General Office will be open throughout the school holidays to accept donations and prizes on weekdays from 8am-4pm.
Adults and children’s books are needed for the Festival on Forbes Book Stall. Please donate all your unwanted books in good condition and drop them off at the General Office. We also need sturdy boxes to transport the books, so please bring your book donations in a box or strong bag if you have one handy. All inquiries please contact Bade Mathialagan on 047 813 8170.
Vintage Clothing and Handbags
Calling for donations of pre-loved clothing for the Year 7 Vintage Clothing Stall! We are looking for women’s, teens and children’s clothing, shoes and accessories in excellent and resaleable condition. Please ensure items are laundered and ready for immediate sale. Inquiries please contact Jo Wandmaker via email email@example.com
The Green Team are working hard to ensure this Festival on Forbes is the most sustainable SCEGGS fair ever! Our wonderful Green Team – Ulrika Aroney, Juliet Schmidt and Sarah Stuart-Jones are planning loads of interesting things for the Enviro Stall.
NOT SO FUN FACT: Did you know 1 million plastic bottles are bought EVERY MINUTE around the world? That number is estimated to exceed half a trillion by 2021. The sad fact is that less than half of those bottles end up being recycled. Too many end up in landfill or the ocean, taking an estimated 450 years to breakdown. So please remember to bring your own water bottle to the 2019 Festival on Forbes!
Did you know our primary aim for this year’s Green Festival on Forbes on Sunday 25 August is to reduce rubbish going to landfill by 50%? There are so many ways the whole SCEGGS community can help us achieve this goal.
BYO Water Bottle and Keep Cup
Our wonderful Green Team have organised two Sydney Water refill stations for the Festival on Forbes plus all the school’s regular water bubblers to allow everyone at the fair to refill their water bottles for free!
Please remember to bring your own Keep Cup or reusable cup along for your coffees and hot drinks. There will be a free mug swap too, just pick up a clean mug from one of the baskets beside a coffee cart and hand it to the barista.
And don’t worry if you forget, there will be reusable water bottles and keep cups for sale. Single use cups will also be available, along with separate waste bins for the cups and the plastic lids.
Make sure to pop into our Enviro Stall where lots of interesting things will be happening all day, with great things to buy to help save our planet.
NOT SO FUN FACT: Australians consume more than 50,000 cups of take away coffee every half hour. An estimated 1 billion takeaway cups end up in landfill every year in Australia, taking more than 50 years to break down. Can you believe the plastic lids take 500 years to breakdown?
A big thank you to our wonderful Green Team – Ulrika Aroney, Juliet Schmidt and Sarah Stewart-Jones for all their hard work to date, you are doing an awesome job!
Year 7 Vintage Clothing Stall
Are there wearable items in your wardrobe that no longer "spark joy"? You can donate these to the Year 7 Vintage Clothing Stall. Click here to find out more.
The Festival on Forbes Committee
Class Parents and the Festival on Forbes committee are busy working to create a fantastic day for the whole SCEGGS community on Sunday 25 August from 10.00am.
The Parents’ and Friends’ Association will be running the extremely popular Chocolate Wheel and Coin Toss – a big thank you to Neil Lawrie and Kathy Garner who have kindly volunteered to run these stalls.
We are collecting prize donations NOW for these stalls. Chocolate Wheel prizes include a huge variety of small new items valued from $5-$20 including toys, stationery, homewares, candles, books, bottles of wine, small non-perishable food items and of course – lots of chocolate! For the Coin Toss we are seeking bottles of wine only, valued from $10-$30 per bottle.
If you can help the committee source any of these prizes, we would love to hear from you! Donations may be left at the General Office before, during and after school. Please clearly mark your boxes and bags ‘Chocolate Wheel’ and ‘Coin Toss’ and the committee will ensure everything is wrapped and presented beautifully on the day of the fair.
Thank you also to everyone who has already generously donated prizes for the 2019 Silent Auction. If you would like to make a contribution to the Silent Auction it is not too late. Popular prizes include holiday home vacations, restaurant vouchers, concert tickets, vacation weekends, adrenalin rush experiences, sailing, work experience placements, photography packages, cooking classes, electrical goods, art, luxury products, day spa packages and premium wine and champagne.
Proceeds from the Festival on Forbes and the Silent Auction have an enormous impact on the fair’s success and this year the P&F aims to make a significant contribution to the Wilkinson House Building Project.
Festival on Forbes Committee
Market Stalls at The Fabulous Festival on Forbes
The Festival on Forbes committee is already hard at work creating a fabulous event for the whole SCEGGS community, to be held on Sunday 25 August from 10am.
If you would like to promote your business in a Market Stall at this year’s Festival on Forbes or know someone who wants to share their unique products with the whole SCEGGS community, consider taking a market stall for the day.
We are seeking unique and wonderful market stalls offering homewares, clothing, hats, bags and accessories, greeting cards and wrapping paper, home-made gifts, trinkets and jewellery. Stalls cost $250 for the day and include a trestle table and an attractive covered Market Stall.
To get involved, please contact our wonderful Fair Committee volunteers Danielle Demos on 0413 955 457 or firstname.lastname@example.org and Antonette Cassimaty on 0418 608 981 or email@example.com. They would love to hear from you!
The Festival on Forbes is a fabulous event for the whole school community, with funds raised in 2019 to be directed to the Wilkinson House Building Project.
Festival on Forbes Committee
The countdown to the Fabulous Festival on Forbes on Sunday 25 August has begun! The Silent Auction is a cornerstone of the Festival on Forbes and we are now seeking donations for prizes to make 2019 the best ever!
Donations to the Silent Auction have an enormous impact on the Festival’s success, and we are extremely grateful for all prizes, large and small.
We would love to hear from you if you wish to donate or source prizes for the Silent Auction. If you have any queries or ideas, please contact our Silent Auction committee volunteers Dianne firstname.lastname@example.org (0409 227 352) and Tasman email@example.com (0414 990 990).
Our wonderful Director of Development Daisy Bahen is also available to help - please email DaisyBahen@sceggs.nsw.edu.au or call 9052 2592.
Popular prizes from previous fairs have included - weekends away at holiday homes in Palm Beach, Berry, McMasters Beach and Byron Bay, travel experiences, original artwork, concert tickets, restaurant vouchers, “money can’t buy” experiences, photography packages, cooking classes, electrical goods, luxury fashion and accessories, pampering and spa packages.
The Festival on Forbes is shaping up to be a fabulous event for the whole school community, with funds raised this year being directed to the Wilkinson House Building Project.
Festival on Forbes Committee