Open Day Fair ex­ceeds ex­pec­ta­tions

Whitsunday Times - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

WHIT­SUN­DAY Christian Col­lege’s Open Day Fair was a great suc­cess.

More than 1500 peo­ple at­tended the col­lege grounds on Satur­day to in­spect the premises and make the most of the en­ter­tain­ment, games and fes­ti­val food on of­fer.

Whit­sun­day Christian Col­lege prin­ci­pal Nathan McDon­ald said the fair ex­ceeded his ex­pec­ta­tions.

“Our staff worked very hard to en­sure the day was a fan­tas­tic ex­pe­ri­ence for ev­ery­one who at­tended, and the feed­back re­ceived from the Whit­sun­day com­mu­nity has been over­whelm­ingly pos­i­tive,” he said.

The Open Day Fair had some­thing for ev­ery­one and en­sured the whole fam­ily had a fun time.

“It was a priv­i­lege to showcase the col­lege’s mod­ern fa­cil­i­ties, cre­ative class­room dis­plays and amaz­ing staff,” he said.

The en­ter­tain­ment pro­vided on stage through­out the event was a hit which ranged from in­di­vid­ual in­stru­men­tal per­for­mances through to group dances, choirs and the staff band.

The kiss the pig com­pe­ti­tion was also a high­light for Whit­sun­day Christian Col­lege stu­dents.

In the end Whit­sun­day Christian Col­lege deputy prin­ci­pal James van Gelderen had the most money in his jar and had to kiss the pig.

Mr McDon­ald said the two main goals for the Open Day Fair was to showcase the col­lege to the Whit­sun­day com­mu­nity and to cel­e­brate the won­der­ful school the col­lege’s stu­dents, par­ents and staff were a part of.

“We work hard to en­sure each stu­dent has a place to be­long and feels con­nected there­fore there is a close re­la­tion­ship be­tween col­lege staff and stu­dents, which was seen in how stu­dents in­ter­acted with our teach­ers run­ning var­i­ous stalls,” he said.

The evening con­cluded with fire­works sup­plied by Above Ground Zero.

Whit­sun­day Christian Col­lege’s next ma­jor event will be the Mid­dle Phase (Year 7-9) In­for­ma­tion Night held at the col­lege hall on Wed­nes­day, Novem­ber 5.

For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact the col­lege on 4948 5100.

NEVER TOO OLD: Whit­sun­day Christian Col­lege teach­ers Cather­ine McIn­tyre, Thomas Dal­ton, Katie Moore and Chris­tine McIn­tyre join in the fun at the Open Day Fair on Satur­day.

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