Our annual Winter Bazaar took place on Saturday 14th December, with more vendors and activities than ever before. A collaboration between our amazing staff and PSG, the Winter Bazaar was months in the planning. Everyone had a great time – even Santa came back for a second visit in the afternoon…
The musical performances started at 10am, with Grade 1 pupils treating us to a performance of some classic Christmas hits – from Jingle Bells to We Wish You a Merry Christmas. Conducted and arranged by Mr Glen, Ms Emily, Ms Yoyo and the team, each grade sung their own songs and many of our talented students also played instruments. Staff and students particularly loved the secondary performances, culminating in a very jazzy ensemble performance of Rudolph which was led by Mr McGrath and Mr McDonald
For the first time this year, we offered pupils the chance to buy a passport for the bazaar, which entitled them to five activities, crafts and games. They could choose between cookie decorating, nail painting, beat the keeper, sweet pong, making Christmas cards and trees, crazy hair, colouring, ring throw, guessing and matching games… the list goes on! Our awesome teachers were there all day to help out, stamp passports and – importantly – hand out some well-deserved prizes. The face painting stall was particularly popular. Fortunately, we had some incredible student helpers from the secondary cohort, who received expert face-painting training from Ms Elena and Ms McCarthy before taking their first commissions.
Many of our students and staff ran their own stalls this year, from Ms Sandy’s beautiful Christmas hair accessories to the Chinese Culture CCA’s spring rolls. We saw the Eco Warriors selling sustainable goodies, and an outstanding display of student work from the Lightbulb Club. The PSG’s stalls were very popular as well – our parents’ group sold your kind donations of second-hand books, toys and uniform, as well as some delicious hot chocolate and cookies.
Out in the covered area, our food vendors made the whole campus smell incredible, serving up pizza, nachos, chips, coffee, curries, burgers, hot dogs and more. There were also some very cool activities, including a miniature car-racing track and pony rides! This year, two lovely ponies came to visit us. We hope you all had the chance to say hello.
We welcomed myriad other vendors, too, from Wooderful Life and their beautiful crafts to learning companies such as BODY LAB and Libri Academy. Some of our vendors kindly offered raffle prizes – congratulations to all of the prize-winners on the day!
We are still putting all of the money raised together and we look forward to donating it to our designated charities this year. Thank you so much to all of the teachers, parents and North Pole residents who supported the event. You all deserve a very relaxing winter break. We hope to see you at next year’s Bazaar!