GSS Fete is Going Cashless for 2018

Have you heard the word on the street? For 2018 we are going cashless!

Our latest newsletter is an important edition, as it contains information on how our new payment system “Fete Cash Cards” will work. This year we are simplify payments for Class Volunteers working at these stalls, from 9am to 5pm the stalls will all be “cashless”. The only form of “legal tender” accepted during these hours will be GSS Fete Cash Cards.

This newsletter will help answer all your burning questions about this new payment system (including how to purchase your cards!), so get clicking.

Download your copy right here. 

Parent and Students’ Market Back Again for 2018!

Following the success of last year's Parent and Students' Market, we are excited to announce this will be back again for 2018!

This market offers parents and students who are into crafts and other hobbies to showcase and sell their wares.

These dedicated stalls will be located adjacent to the Quad Market in the hall foyer – and there is no cost to participate. We appreciate that many parents are already heavily involved in the fete either as class reps and as volunteers on class stalls, but we can be flexible and work around your busy day. If you’d like to participate for an hour or two (or more) register your interest at 

Getting Jammy With It!

Every year in the lead-up to the Graceville State School Fete, we put out a call for budding chefs in our school families to get cooking and produce a delicious selection of jams, preserves, chutneys, relishes and curds to delight customers of the Jam Stall on Fete Day.
The Jam Stall is always hugely popular, and to ensure we have sufficient supplies, we kindly ask that each GSS class contributes 15 filled jars. Some parents may like to do the cooking, while others can contribute by donating ingredients.

Read up on how you can help, including a handy guide on how to sterilise your jars. 

Fete Special Family Photo Portrait Offer

One of our fabulous sponsors, Margherita from kissphotography has released a limited number of  amazing family photo portrait packs to helps us raise money AND give you an amazing deal. This offer is available to family and friends of GSS so spread the word, but get in quick as the offer ends on 27 July.

Packs are worth $500 and you pay only $100. This is a genuine offer. You’ll have some amazing photos, taken outside in this fabulous Queensland winter light. What better time to enjoy some special family time, have some fun and maybe purchase a gift for a special someone.

All details can be found right here.

Hot off the press! Fete Newsletter 1!

The countdown is on, with only 85 sleeps until Graceville State School Fete Day on Saturday 25 August!

Your children will love counting down to Fete Day with the CHILDREN’S FETE CALENDAR for 2018. And for the grown ups, we have created a TICK LIST & CALENDAR DATES to simplify your lives for all things Fete, listing important dates and what to do in the lead up to the big day. And for other exciting Fete news and sponsor details, we have got this covered in NEWSLETTER ONE.

To view all our newsletters and flyers for this year's Fete, click here.

Sweet Tooths Are Counting on You

If you want to get a taste for the Graceville State School Fete, nothing beats the rocky roads, coconut ices, toffees, chocolate fudges and other delicious sweet treats.

These popular confectioneries will be in demand on Saturday, August 26, at the Sweets Stall, so we need our school families to play their part. To ensure we have sufficient supplies on fete day, we are asking parents (and children) to dig out their favourite sweets recipes and start cooking.
Of course, we want to make it easier for you, so the classes managing the Sweets Stall can put together take-home packs of ingredients, plus the bags in which you can wrap your finished goodies. Just email the Stall Convenor at and you can arrange to pick up packs.
When your cooking is done, just bring the sweets to the school.

Download the latest sweets flyer here.