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2019 Fiesta News


DODGEMS – Tell the kids!

New to Fiesta 2019, introducing the almighty DODGEM CARS! Possibly the greatest ride ever invented, you and your co-pilot will be breaking all the rules of the road on your quest to achieve dodgem glory! Must be 122cm to ride alone, or with a parent if under that height.

Golden Tickets

How would you like to jump the ride queue and get to the front of the line on any ride?

For a chance to win 3 Golden tickets, pre purchase your wristbands before Friday 18 October (midnight). Three lucky winners will receive 3 Golden tickets each. They can be used for your child and 2 friends, or your child can use them for 3 rides individually. For pre purchase wristbands only

Raffle items

1st Prize: Fanco Eco Breeze DC Ceiling Fan with Remote & Professional Installation by Kenner Electrics – valued at $620
Get your home ready for summer with a brand new ceiling fan, professionally installed by Kenner Electrics. The Eco Breeze Ceiling Fan has three lightweight blades extending in a classically inspired design. On low speed, this fan operates at a low 4 watts, showcasing the efficiency of its DC motor. Thanks to its well-designed ABS plastic blades, the Eco Breeze delivers a strong airflow with minimal sound.

2nd / 3rd / 4th Prizes: Deluxe hampers donated by Jellis Craig Blackburn

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Fiesta Prizes

5th Prize: Cadbury’s Chocolate hamper donated by Neil Angus MP.

Tickets can be purchased on the night or the week leading up to Friday 25th at school (specific spot TBC) or you can purchase them on Trybooking when you pre purchase your wristbands

Prices are $2 each, 3 for $5 or 7 for $10.

iVolunteer roster

The class rosters on iVolunteer went live this week. Make sure you sign yourself up to help out on your class stall on Friday 25th October. Spots are filling fast, so be quick to grab the timeslot that suits you.

Fiesta wristbands and tickets

Go to and order your wristbands.

Rides at this year’s Fiesta and Fireworks:
Major Rides
•       Sizzler
•       Music Trip
•       Tornado
Minor Rides (under 110cm)
•       Giant Slide
•       Dodgem Cars – sponsored by Nortan Air-conditioning & Heating
•       Tea Cups
•       Wild Chairs
•       Hi 5 inflatable (large)
•       Rainforest inflatable (standard) – sponsored by Gracie Jiu Jitsu
•       Fun Factory

Wristbands can ONLY be pre-purchased, giving you unlimited access to the relevant rides, the animal farm and the box maze. These are only available for sale prior to the event, on sale until midnight Wednesday, October 23rd.
You can also buy ‘tickets’ to use on the day ($20/$30/$40/$50). The Fiesta uses tickets for rides, and for most food and activities. Food trucks will take cash/PayPass.

There are two levels of wristband:
Major – access to all rides, animal farm and box maze ($39)
Minor – access to all minor rides, animal farm and box maze ($30)

** If you are purchasing a wristband for an Orchard Grove student you can add their name and class to the purchase. On the day of the fiesta, the wristband will be placed on their wrist during the school day. Non-OGPS students will have to collect on the day.

Also available are raffle tickets. Prizes on offer for the raffle include:
1st Prize – Fanco Eco Breeze DC Ceiling Fan with Remote & Professional Installation by Kenner Electrics – valued at $620 
2nd Prize – Deluxe Hamper (valued at $165) donated by Jellis Craig

3rd Prize  – Deluxe Hamper (valued at $165) donated by Jellis Craig

4th Prize Deluxe Hamper (valued at $165) donated by Jellis Craig

5th Prize Cadbury’s chocolate hamper (value $70) donated by Neil Angus MP

Wristbands, Tickets and Raffle Tickets all available for purchase here
To save time queueing to collect wristbands, please enter your child’s name when prompted and your child’s wristband will be given to them by their teacher on the day.

Attached below is the food and rides price list and map.

Key Dates – October

Wednesday 23rd October
Edendale Farm excursion – Year 1

Thursday 24th October
2020 Foundation Transition 2.30-3.15pm

Friday 25th October
No Assembly
OGPS FIESTA & FIREWORKS – 4pm until dark

Monday 28th October
Zoo excursion – Foundation

Wednesday 30th October
6KM Zooper Dooper day

Thursday 31st October
Starlab Incursion – Year 5

Key Dates – November

Friday 1st November
Assembly 2.40pm

Tuesday 5th November
Melbourne Cup Day Public Holiday

Friday 8th November
2020 Foundation Transition 2.30-3.15pm
Assembly 2.40pm
Whole school disco Foundation – Y2 – 5-6pm
Whole school disco Y3 – Y6 – 6.30-7.45pm

Monday 11th November
Planks Incursion – Year 4

Wednesday 13th November
6AJ Zooper Dooper day

Friday 15th November
Assembly 2.40pm

Sunday 17th November
Working Bee

Thursday 21st November
Year 1 Afternoon tea

Friday 22nd November
Assembly 2.40pm

Wednesday 27th November
Year 6 Zooper Dooper day

Thursday 28th November
Parent Helper Morning Tea 11.00 – 11.30am

Friday 29th November
Assembly 2.40pm

Key Dates – December

Monday 2nd – 13th December (not on Tuesday 10th)

Tuesday 10th December
No swimming

Tuesday 17th December
Year 6 Graduation

Wednesday 18th December
Year 6 Funfields

Thursday 19th December
Last Day Term 4
11.15 Assembly
1.00pm dismissal

Friday 20th December
Curriculum Day

2020 Foundation Enrolments

If you have already enrolled for Foundation next year, we look forward to seeing you at the following transition sessions:

Thursday 24th October – 2.30 – 3.15pm
Friday 8th November – 2.30 – 3.15pm
Friday 22nd November – 9.30 – 11.00am
Tuesday 10th December – 9.30 – 11.00am

Term Dates

Term 4: Monday 7th October – Thursday 19th December
(Friday 20th December – Curriculum Day)

Term 1: Thursday 30th January – Friday 27th March
(28th & 29th January – Curriculum Days)
Friday 7th February – Foundation 1/2 day
Monday 10th February – Foundation full time
Term 2: Tuesday 14th April – Friday 26th June
Term 3: Monday 13th July – Friday 18th September
Term 4: Monday 5th October – Friday 18th December

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