The Home and School team has made the very difficult decision to cancel the School Fair for 2020. This was not a decision we made lightly. The fair is a community event enjoyed by our tamariki, whanau and families with music, food, games, stalls and fun for all. It takes many hands to bring the fair together and planning begins months in advance.
Not only does it involve a great deal of commitment from parents volunteering their time, but also a substantial amount of support - time, energy, donations and finance - from many other people, businesses and suppliers in our community. We’re mindful of the financial impact of Covid 19. We are aware that our decision impacts on our suppliers - some of whom we have built long-term relationships over many years.
But, at the same time, we didn't feel comfortable placing any further burden on our supporters. Even though we may return to Alert Level 1 soon, the changing alert levels, uncertainty, and required safety measures have been tricky to navigate and plan for.
Our priority has always been about keeping our community safe. We trust you understand our decision. We’re now going to focus our time and energy on smaller school events that can easily be adapted or postponed without too much strain on the Home and School team, and on families. Keep your eyes open for information about these events coming soon.
We understand how vital coming together as a school community is and giving our tamariki positive experiences to look forward to and remember - we welcome your support with this.
The Home and School Committee