2 Pilkington Street was the place to be on Saturday 22 September, and the sun shone for our annual fete.
One of the most special days of the year for the McGlashan community is the annual fete. It is well known in Dunedin, and the broader Otago region, for being a great place to grab a bargain and have some fun.
2018 was no exception with many amazing food stalls, clothes, second-hand goods, and activities for everyone. The Year 7 cakes seem to be more impressive each year, as are the wonderful items up for auction, and in the raffle draws. The food available was representative of the diversity of the McGlashan community, and delicious. Students and teachers organised and offered a variety of activities for fete goers, and a favourite every year is, of course, dunk the clown. Perhaps that's just a favourite of the students because it's their teachers being dunked!
The money raised from the fete goes back into supporting the students at John McGlashan. Each year the Parents and Friends support one or more large projects, and several small ones, through three annual funding rounds. The large projects at the moment are the lighting for the tennis courts, the expansion of the cooking room, and the revamp of the changing rooms. The funding rounds have supported the Year 10 arts week, new aprons for the technology block, the development of a sporting app for parents and students, one on one flight training for physics students, and numerous sporting events.
Sandy Guy has been the fete convenor for the last five years, and the fete has been more successful than ever before. The fete totals have increased each year of her tenure, and 2018's total was higher than ever before. There is a wonderful team of parents who contribute every year, and Sandy goes above and beyond. Not only did Sandy organise the fete this year, but she also conceived the idea of the centenary cookbook, which has been a fantastic success. The cookbook is on sale still, and you can buy a copy from the school office.
Sandy will be very much missed. We wish her all the best for her move back to her home of Wanaka, and thank her for everything she has done for John McGlashan College.
The school would also like to thank all of the Parents and Friends' Association for their hard work, and all the people who contributed to the success of the day - running stalls, baking or cooking, donating goods.
We would also like to thank our generous sponsors: Toll Group, CSL Containers, Jones Motoring, Polson McMillan, Placemakers, Van Aart Sycamore Lawyers, Heat Co Dunedin, CarpetPlus Curtains, Waihola Contracting, Aotea Electric Southern Limited, Zaika Indian Restaurant, Alan Mawhinney Medical Practice, Moyles Fresh Choice Green Island, Catlins Coast Premium Meats, Greenwood Roche Project Lawyers, Unichem Roslyn Pharmacy, Adam Binns Commercial Limited, Cardona Package, Hello World Travel, Kelk Photography, Maher, Gifted Design Store, Nude, Russo Professional Hairdressers, Joseph Jones, Mitre 10 Mega, Ironic Cafe and Bar, Luna Bar and Restaurant, Doctor Hunts, Broken Shed Vodka, Aitken and Co. Limited, Number Works n Words Tutoring, Ellis Fibre, Nevill Studio, Hermitage, Craig Investment Partners - Chris Timms, Taieri Gorge Railway, JMC boarding house, Wesley Jones law, Royal Albatross Colony, Design Withdrawals, Shelley Duncan Golf Professional, Nomad Safaris, Automotive Solutions, Cory's Electrical, Curvature, Klone Haircare, ANZ bank, Otago Sports Depot, Crowe Howarth - Matt Taylor and Phil Sinclair, McLaughlan family, Otago Daily Times, Orbit Travel, University Book Shop, MEtro Real Estate - Adam Gain, Craig Palmer, and Lyndon Walker, Cableways Tavern and Liquorland, Bell Hill Dental, Graham Warman Photography,, The Hamper Spot, Richies Transport Holdings Limited, Vision Antenna Systems Limited, Claire Bloom, Larnachs Castle, Tudor Clothing, ChemDry OtagoPure, Village Green Cafe and Bar, H&J Smith, Metro Realty - Keri Hood, Feldspar, Stir Tea, Rhubarb, Inspiring Women, Filadelphios, Cyclone Computer Company, Rialto Cinema, ITM Garden Place, Tranquillity Beauty Therapy, Maori Hill Takeaways, Roslyn Flower Shop, Les Mills Dunedin, Highgate Bridge, Network Video, Bakers Dozen, Fresh Choice Roslyn, Moana Pool, Dunedin Ice Stadium, Handy Rentals Dunedin, New World Gardens, Nanking Palace, No. 7 Balmac, Cottage Bakehouse, Grid Coffee, Barkers, Outram Contracting, Forsyth Barr Stadium, Design Arc, Insolvency Management Limited, Longridge Stud, Matthew Leaper Surgery, Dunedin Motel and Villas, Abbott Steel, Ferguson Trucking, Oakwood Properties, Telfer Young, and Lund Construction.