‘‘The community has really got behind this event and we have so much planned and a heap of really good auction items up for grabs,’’ she said.
The fete, held in conjunction with the school’s 150›year cele› brations, takes place at the school on Mill Road North from 11am until 2pm.
Among the activities is a car smash where participants can pay $2 to take a shot (with a sledge hammer) to a car. There is also a Fear Factor›style haunted house, a rave room for people to dance with visual effects, a petting zoo and a farmers’ market.
The traditional stalls of baking goods and preservatives will also be on hand as will a pillow fighting stall, where participants balance on a beam and have a pillow fight. Tractor rides will impress the chil› dren as will the pony rides.
There will also be a sausage sizzle and a gourmet barbecue, as well as waffles and other treats.
But wait, there is more — inside the classrooms will be a dedicated raffle room and mystery bottles can be bought for $2.
If taking a chance isn’t really your thing maybe try your hand at securing one of the more than 50 items up for auction.
From a Morrifield tunnel house, packaged trips away with helicopter rides, entertainment vouchers, art› works, sports memorabilia to bootcamp vouchers — there is a total of more than $10,000 in items. The auction viewing room is open from 11am›1.30pm — with auction› eering scheduled to start at 1.30pm.
Fete›goers will be entertained by Southland›based entertainer Liv McBride throughout the day and there will be a dedicated dunking zone, where it is rumoured people (including children) will have the opportunity to dunk school princi› pal Jamin Lietze.
‘‘The support of the school com› munity and the parents has truly been amazing,’’ he said.
Fete co›organiser Helen Tufui said the fete was the school’s major fundraiser for the year and money raised would go towards buying drop›down curtains for an under› cover outdoor area to be used when days are cooler and windy, with the remaining money going towards the school’s rejuvenation project.