Spring Fair 2013

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The Collingwood College Spring Fair showcases the wonderful achievements of our students in music, dance and art with exhibitions and solo, orchestral and class performances. It’s provides a wonderful day’s entertainment for everyone! 


STOP PRESS: Get a preview of loud and silent auction items so you can get in early: Auction Listings

Open Day Activities & Entertainment

  • Student orchestras, soloists & choral performances
  • Junior & senior school art exhibitions
  • Open classrooms & school tours

Live Music

  • Triple J chart toppers When We Were Small playing from 3pm!
  • Blues & Bluegrass music afternoon in the Big Marquee, 1:45 – 3pm
  • Interschool Battle of the Bands

Hand Made & Organic Market on the Hoddle St Oval

  • Our own Made with Love crafts
  • Preserves from the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation classes
  • The Spinners & Weavers Guild of Victoria (including demonstrations)
  • Make your own organic hand & body lotions using essential oils
  • Garland making
  • Plant sales
  • Visiting stalls

Second Hand Market in the Undercroft

  • Clothes
  • Bric-a-brac
  • Books

Food Glorious Food!

  • Home made cakes
  • Home made ice cream & lemonade
  • Home made curries
  • Ice cones
  • Woodfire pizza
  • Kebabs
  • Chai & coffee
  • Devonshire tea
  • Children’s cafe
  • Sausage sizzle
  • Coffee
  • Bar
  • Fairy floss

Grown Up Fun!

  • Silent & loud auctions and raffle

Fun For Everyone!

  • Wildlife talks and a chance to cuddle crocodiles, snakes & wombats!
  • Pony rides
  • Animal nursery
  • Harley rides
  • Zorb balls & hamster wheel
  • Bungee trampolines
  • Abseiling wall
  • Clown stunt bikes
  • Woodworking
  • Sword making (for kids)
  • Puppet making
  • Face painting
  • Jaffa smasher
  • Rock dig
  • Viking ship lucky dip
  • Crate stacking competition
  • Free soccer

It’s going to be a great day with the proceeds going towards equipment and education programs as well as towards making sure that all of our students have the opportunity to go on camps and excursions. Parents, teachers and staff, with the help of generous businesses in our local community and beyond, run our Fair. The Collingwood College Parents Association would like to say thank you to everyone for all of his or her hard work. The businesses that sponsor our Fair are listed on this page and we encourage our community to support them. If you’d like to find out how your child can become part of our wonderful community, come along to the open classrooms where you can talk to the teachers and look at student work, or take a tour of the school.For more information about the Fair including the growing list of goodies being auctioned on the day, or if you’re interested in having a stall please see the details below.It’s going to be a great day, don’t miss it!


When We Were Small are playing at Spring Fair! We are very excited to announce that Triple J Unearthed chart toppers When We Were Small will be playing in the Big Marquee at 3pm! If you haven’t heard what the fuss is about then check this out! Don’t forget to invite your friends!

Spring Fair Programme

The programme for this year’s Spring Fair has been announced. Some of the details are still to be confirmed but it’s shaping up to be a great day! Check out the programme of events. Please check for updates!

Spring Fair Raffle

Drawn: 3pm (near the Pizza Oven)Tickets: $2 each 1st Prize Avanti Blade 1 – 2014 model – adult bike and bike lock – Value $600 Avantiplus Bikes for Life, 458 Smith St Collingwood 2nd Prize Acer Iconia W3 Tablet – Value $475 Learning with Technologies 3rd Prize Dinner voucher for 4 people at Two by Two – Value $200 235 High St, Northcote

Ticket Selling Competition

There are 3 wristbands to be won! Prizes will be awarded to the THREE students or families who sell the most raffle tickets. Wristbands give the wearer unlimited turns on the bungee trampolines, Zorb balls, hamster wheel, abseiling wall and clown stunt bikes. A book of tickets is being sent home to each family and extra books are available from the school office from 8am – 4pm on school days. Simply place all of your ticket stubs and the money raised in an envelope with your name, class and contact telephone number and hand it in at the office before 4pm on Wednesday 16 October 2013. The three top ticket sellers will win a wristband! Winners will be contacted on Friday 18 October 2013.

Competition closes 4pm Wednesday 16 October 2013!

Spring Fair Auctions

Silent Auction: 11am – 3pm (on the canteen deck) Loud Auction: 1:15pm (near the pizza oven) See our current list of auction items here (updated weekly!) Every year local businesses (and some not so local!) give generously to our school. We thank them all on the right side of this page and we encourage you to support them. Donations go into the food we make and sell and the activities we put on with all of the proceeds going back to our school. A bit part of our day is the auction. The list of auction items can be found here. The list is updated weekly. The Silent Auction opens at 11am outside the canteen and closes at 3pm. Simon Shrimpton from Jellis Craig is back again for another year to auction ten of the biggest prizes at 1:15pm near the pizza oven. Don’t miss it! If your business would like to become one of our sponsors, please call Tina on 0348 176 635 or email collingwoodcollegespringfair@gmail.com

Get Sprung 2013

Spring Fair Battle of the Bands

Ames Courtyard, 12 – 2pm Entries are now open to Primary (Grade 4+) & Secondary School Aged Soloists & Bands Original and covers acts from everywhere – Soloists & Bands – ALL WELCOME! Enter the competition or come along for an afternoon of entertainment! Entry is free. Fantastic Prizes including:

  • Record a session at a full days recording at The Aviary Recording Studios
  • Learn all there is to know about making radio and getting yourself on air with a PBS 106.7FM radio course
  • iTunes vouchers, audio equipment & much more!

To sign up find us on Facebook  or email Travis on marke.travis.p@edumail.vic.gov.au

Hand Made & Organic Market

Applications are open for our annual Organic & Hand Made Market. If you sew, knit, bead, sculpt, paint or make yoghurt or pasta sauce and other yummy organic foods you come along and be part of our Fair. Have a stall on your own or share one with friends. Just $45! Parking available on site. Just complete the form and return it to collingwoodcollegespringfair@gmail.com or post it to Collingwood College Spring Fair, Private Bag 63 Abbotsford ?VIC 3067 Organic & Home Made Market Application Form

Second Hand Market

Come along to our Second Hand Market for clothes, bric-a-brac and books. Proceeds go to our disadvantaged student fund so that no student misses out on lunch, excursions or camps. All donations welcome – second hand goods, samples and old stock Please bring your donations to the school office anytime between 8am – 4pm on school days. Enter via Cromwell St. Enquiries:  collingwoodcollegespringfair@gmail.com

Spring Fair Pre-Sale Tickets

To make our Fair more affordable for families, discounted tickets will be available from 8am Monday 2nd September until 4pm Friday 18 October 2013 Use our tickets instead of cash! 1 ticket = $11 wristband = unlimited activities on the Western Oval & Principal’s Car Park

  • All stalls and activities accept tickets (except visitor’s stalls on the Hoddle St Oval).
  • Activities on the Eastern Oval & Principal’s Car Park are TICKET OR WRISTBAND ONLY (NO CASH SALES)

Western Oval Activities:

  • Zorb Balls & Hamster Wheel
  • Bungee Trampolines
  • Abseiling Wall
  • Crate Stacking Comptition
  • Soccer (no ticket required)

Principal’s Car Park (between the Office & the Gym):

  • Clown Stunt Bikes

Pre-sale Prices (2nd September until 18 October 2013):

  • 20 tickets for $25 (tickets worth $1 each for all rides, activities and food stalls at the Fair)
  • Wristbands $25 for unlimited rides on the bungee trampolines, abseiling wall, Zorb balls and clown bikes

Tickets and wristbands are available from the Office from 8am – 4:30pm on school days. Cash and credit cards welcome.

Spring Fair Day Sale Tickets

Fair Day Ticket & Wristband Sales (20TH October 2013 only):

  • Cash Only
  • Tickets $1 each
  • Wristbands $30 each

Fair Day Tickets & Wristbands will be available from ticket booths near the second hand clothes stall and the pizza oven. Ticket booths are CASH ONLY.

A note to our sponsors:

Thank you for donating to our school. Your business will be promoted on our website, in our e-newsletter, on posters in the school grounds at the Fair and on a sponsor’s billboard as we encourage our school community to support you. Our students, staff and parents thank you for your contribution to our wonderful school. If your business would like to donate something to our Fair, please email us at collingwoodcollegespringfair@gmail.com.au[/column][column width=”300px” padding=”15px”]

A BIG thank you to our sponsors

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$200 and above


Andy Sutton

Bakers Delight

Bikes on Brunswick

Bolle Australia

Ceres Fair Food

Chapman & Bailey

Cricket Australia

Ghost Patrol

Indoor Outdoor Imports

Kelson Family

Lean for Life

Lieto Creative Dance

Lizards on the Fridge

Madeleine Eastoe

Mark Tuckey


Metroscope Moroccan Furniture &Interiors

Mirror Mirror


Palace Cinema Westgarth



Richmond Football Club


Snooze Fitzroy

Swallowtail & Spool

Tait Outdoor

The Charles St Milkbar

The Convent Bakery

The Fruit Peddlers

Thread Den

Tradewinds Tea & Coffee

Two by Two



Other sponsors

Abbotsford Post Office



Beraldo Coffee

Beryl’s pantry

Bill’s Farm

Billie Jean Hair

Bini Gallery

Biviano and Sons

Brown and Bunting Booksellers

Bulleen Art and Garden

Bunnings Hawthorn

Bunnings Preston


Carringbush Hotel

Casa Iberica Delhi

Casa Moderna

Catherine Manuell Design

Cecilia Barberis

Cedar Bakery

Cellini Works

Chanoyu Natural Beauty & Spa

Chapel off Chapel

Chemist Warehouse


Coles Northcote

Crossroads Café

Das T-Shirt Automat

Di Mattina Coffee



Eckersley’s Art & Craft

Einhell Australia

Elk Accessories

Enviro Shop

Eureka Rebellion Trading

Evetts Soil and Sand

Fatto A Manna


Fresh Nails & Footspa

From Line to Colour Drawing School


Grasslands Co-op

Hair Room Eltham

Hand Weavers & Spinners Guild of Victoria

Huy Huy Supermarket

I-care Collingwood

Indulgence Sweets & Desserts

Industry Beans

Isika Day Spa – Crown Metropol Melbourne

Jetset Travel

Kandi’s Balwyn Heights Fruit Supply

Kew Organics

King Kahuna North Carlton

Klim Swim Richmond


Konjo Cafe & Restaurant


Little Buddha Hair

Magic Hand Carwash

Manfax Paints & Hardware


Mecca Brothers

Melbourne Bicycle Centre

Melbourne Grocery Indian Spice Stall

Melbourne Museum

Melbourne Sound Systems



Mt Zero Olives

Naturally on High

Nova Cinema

Olrik Denmark

Organics at Preston Market

Original Fruit and Nuts

Parisi Foods

Pasticceria Bisetto

Pavlov’s Duck

Peacock Hotel

Penny Farthing

Pet Stock


Pizza e Vino

Pizza Mein Liebe

Placido Coffee

Plump Organic Grocery


Proud Mary


Punch Hairdressing Salon

Pure Baby

Queen Margaret

Rain, Hayne & Shine Farmyard

ReNew, Technology for a Sustainable Future

Risa Connee

Ritas Pizza

Ron’s Nuts

Scally & Trombone

Shop Sui

Small Dreams

South of Johnston


Swords Select

Tahbilk Winery

Tan Dai

Taso’s Cafe & Patisserie

Terrace Gardens

The Movie Reel

The Aroma Shop

The Bakehouse

The Barrera Villanizar Family

The Chicken Pantry

The Eggporium

The Friendship Tree

The Gertrude Hotel

The Second Blessing

The Singing Whale


Top of the Town

Toscano Fruit and Vege

Tribal Rose

Walrie & the Carpenter

Walrus & the Carpenter

Westgarth Pharmacy

Woolworths Fitzroy

Woolworths Kew

Yarra Leisure Centre

Yarraville Yoga Cetre

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