Your downloadable map and program for 2017 Open Day and Fair will be available here closer to the event.
Listed below are the 2017 activities and events, and whereabouts in the College to find them.
EVANDALE KIDS’ CARNIVAL
This year we are excited to once again bring you the ever colourful Evandale Kids’ Carnival. As always, the focus will be on the younger members of our community and feature an array of kids-themed stalls, activities and rides including:
A favourite of the Evandale carnival, this interactive stall is sure to be popular with everyone.
Decorate a Cupcake, Face Painting and Beauty Salon Stalls
These hugely popular stalls are back this year and guarantees to be as much fun as last year.
Coffee and sweet treats to help pass time while watching the young ones having fun.
Once again we’ll have a range of carnival rides suitable for the younger members of our community as well as the ever popular pony rides, animal farm and jumping castles.
There will be music on hand throughout the day for everyone to enjoy and maybe even have a dance to...
There will be a DJ on hand throughout the day to play all the latest hits for everyone to dance along to.
All new to Evandale this year, come and look through the large selection of fabulous items.
Come and sample all your BBQ favourites at its new location on Boundary Street. Start the day with a bacon and egg roll or enjoy our sizzling sausages throughout the day.
THE JOHN FOLEY ROUNDABOUT
Flower and Garden Stall
Visit the famous Flower and Garden Stall provided by the Transition Class. A wonderful range of items await you, from fabulous plants and flowers to a huge selection of gifts.
Vintage Wares Stall
A great place to fossick around and find a treasure or two. Items include vintage china, pottery, linen, cases, wooden picture frames, a great selection of vintage and antique jewellery and much, much more!
Please join us in College Hall for a sumptuous ‘High Tea’. Boasting a delicious selection of home baked goodies, bottomless tea and coffee and music, provided by some of our most talented students.
- Bookings: The High Tea was a sell out last year and seating is limited. To book, please click the link below.
- Cost: Adults $20 and Students $10
- Times: 11-12pm, 12-1pm, 1-2pm and 2-3pm
High Tea Bookings, please click here. Celebrate Mother’s Day in style with those special Mums and Grandmas.
Always a favourite, the Open Day and Fair will again feature, the Gift Basket Stall. We have been collecting goods for a range of themes for our baskets so everyone is catered for. Pop by and pick up one of these delightful gifts.
We are relaunching the fabulous handcrafted goods stall at this year’s Open Day and Fair. All hand made like aprons, hair accessories, embroidered baby goods, ceramics, jewellery, cards…the list is endless!
Call by the Herb Stall for potted herbs to add flavour and goodness to your cooking. The 'Three Herbs in One' make great gifts for Mum!
Easy Oar Cafe
Meet up with friends and family at the ‘Easy Oar Café’, located in the Bursar’s Courtyard. We will have a great selection of coffee, tea and hot chocolate, along with a wonderful assortment of homemade cakes and slices.
For the athletes in your group, remind them of our annual competition ‘The Minute Erg Challenge’, 12.30 - 3.00 pm. Come and test your skills as we have some great prizes for the fastest male and female Erg time.
Looking for a sweet treat, or perhaps something to serve up on Mother's Day? Call by the Cake Stall for some delectable baked goodies. This is one of the biggest and most popular stalls at the Fair so don't miss out!
Each year the Open Day and Fair committee manages to secure a vast array of items awaiting your bid at the Silent Auction. We have many prizes ranging from the more modest products to the big ticket items.
Bidding will be available online as we get closer to the Fair, or you can always visit us on the day in the Bursar’s Courtyard to place your bid.
Second-hand Ski sale
It’s that time of year again when the weather gets a little cooler and we start thinking about the next big ski trip. Stop by the second hand ski sale to see if you can pick up a set of pre-loved skis, a snowboard or maybe a helmet for the kids.
The new Market Stalls walkabout!
This year’s market stalls will take you on an interesting meander through the Senior School! From the Young St entrance, head past the Old Canteen towards the Staff Common Room Courtyard. Here you will find fresh new stalls offering herbal teas, healthy salads and accessories. Continue to browse through artwork, cosmetics, candles, soaps and other gift wares around the Science Amphitheatre, whilst being entertained by PLC Sydney music performances. Then discover even more new stalls offering jewellery, homewares, sweet treats and clothing as you stroll between the Bursar’s Courtyard and Boundary St roundabout.
CAMPHOR LAUREL TREE
A highlight of the PLC Sydney Open Day and Fair is the selection of international food available. All of our food stalls are run by parents of the school who take delight in showcasing their cultural cuisines and cooking a meal for our guests. It is a unique treat to have available such a range of home cooked food from so many cultures all under the one big tree.
Greek Street Bites
Enjoy flat breads filled with lamb and chicken cooked to traditional methods – a Greek delight and all new this year.
Taste of Asia
The Asian Food Stall is once again open for business. All food is traditionally prepared and cooked, bringing to PLC Sydney a range of culinary delights, which will make you think you have arrived in the heart of an Asian street food extravaganza. We will be serving many of our old favourites as well as some all new dishes.
Venite a mangiare! Enjoy a choice of pasta, arancini and wood fired pizza! Don’t forget to come back for dessert with our wonderful gelato stall as well. We have some new flavours and, of course, the old favourites. A presto!
Home-made delicious curried delights from the sub-continent. This was a big hit last year and promises to be even better again in 2016. Be sure to get in early and not miss out on the most amazing butter chicken and samosas.
If you need something refreshing and light, stop by the Fruit Salad Stall for a tasty and healthy treat.
A Middle Eastern treat in the middle of PLC Sydney. Come and try these delicious wholesome wraps and BBQ delights.
An Open Day and Fair favourite – try these delicious traditional Turkish pastries with a variety of savoury fillings. Be warned, these are very popular so get in early to avoid missing out.
All new this year, come along and grab a cookie to go with your lunch or coffee. Choose from a wide variety of handmade items baked fresh. With such a variety to choose from, there’s truly something for every taste.
JD OATES AQUATIC CENTRE – P&F ROOM
Come and find the Second Hand Uniform Stall, in an all new location this year, under the new extension to the JD Oates Aquatic Centre. The stall will be open from 11.00 am-12.30 pm. We have a plenty of discounted stock, so take advantage and grab some bargains for Winter!
Enjoy the thrill of Open Day and Fair on our very popular carnival rides. The rides will feature some old favourites and some new surprises. Located on Drummond Field and Evandale Including Pony Rides and Animal Farm.
Ride bands can be pre-purchased online. Unlimited Ride Bands this year are only $35 and available online until Friday 12 May at 5.00 pm.
Collection: Once purchased, bands are available for collections at the Fair on Saturday 13 May from 9.30 am - 12 noon at the RIDE BAND COLLECTION POINT, outside the Hamilton Office. Please bring your payment receipt, as Bands will not be issued without proof of purchase.
- Individual Ride Tickets $5 (available for purchase on the day only)
- Unlimited Ride Band $40 (available for purchase on the day only)
- Tickets (both Unlimited Ride Bands and Individual Tickets) will also be available for purchase on the day of the Fair from the Drummond Field or Evandale ticket booths.
Pre-purchase your Unlimited Ride Bands, please click here.
Ice blocks, cold drinks and many other old fashioned favourites will be available from the Old Canteen at the back of Thompson Hall. As well as fairy floss, popcorn, snow cones and other sweet treats, to give you a sugar kick to keep you going throughout the day.
The Cupcake Stall on Drummond Field will feature a range of gourmet and traditional cupcakes baked and decorated by Ex-Student Jessica Lee. Jessica has her own cupcake business Generouslee and, as the name suggests, has been very generous in donating her time and cakes for our event.
PARKING AND WET WEATHER
We kindly remind everyone to be considerate of our neighbours when parking around the school. This year we do have additional challenges with construction works in adjacent streets, so please think carefully about travel, here as some ideas:
- Why not come by train? It is easy and hassle free.
- If you are driving, consider parking in Croydon Public School. We are grateful to them for opening their property to us. Spots fill up early so this option is very good for those who are serving throughout the day.
- Burwood Parking Officers will definitely be on patrol. Don't park illegally.
- Consider parking in a street on the southern side (the shops side) of Croydon station and walking across to the College. The temporary gate on Young Street will be open.
Rain, hail or shine, the PLC Sydney Open Day and Fair will be on!