French Village Fair Newsletter

06 October 2018
2018 - Issue 3
Only days to go now!
Working With Children Check Reminder
Stall holders Logistics Briefing
Stall Roster Updates 
A-Team shout out
Get to know our Sponsors!
Silent Auction Sneak Peak!
Early Bird Wristbands 
Are you brave enough to be DUNKED?
Ready, Set, Gateaux!
Sacré Cœur
(03) 9835 2700
172 Burke Road
Glen Iris, Victoria, 3146

Only days to go now!

With only days until our French Village Fair, preparations are nearly complete and fingers are crossed for fine sunny weather on the day.


All proceeds raised from the Fair are going to support the life transforming programs of our sister community Sophie’s Farm, located within the poverty-stricken region of Catarman in the Philippines. This event presents us with an important opportunity as a community to make a real difference to what is vital RSCJ work.

Fair Milestones

There are a number of exciting Fair milestones reached so far that we wanted to share with you including:

  • Forecast 4,000 people to attend
  • East Malvern Community Bank Branch of the Bendigo Bank confirmed as our major sponsor
  • Estimated 250+ volunteers will work on the day and in the lead up to the Fair
  • 36 stalls and rides confirmed
  • $35,000 in cash sponsorship provided by over 25 businesses and School families
  • $40,000 worth of Silent Auction items secured
  • Huge numbers of pre-loved clothing, books, games, toys and other items donated

Live Entertainment

In a further highlight, our live entertainment will be student-led and provided on the day. School pride will also go on the line in the Battle of the Bands, where our Sacré Cœur student musos will compete against other local schools. Commencing at 1pm, it will be a musical battle for the ages!

So come along with your family and friends and enjoy what will be a great event, supporting an even greater cause.

Working With Children Check Reminder

Working with Children Check for Volunteers  

A reminder...if you are over the age of 18 years and will be a volunteer at the 2018 French Village Fair, you are required have a current Volunteer Working with Children Check.  We kindly ask you to visit the Working with Children website and apply for the Volunteer Working with Children Check immediately. The Working with Children Check is free of charge, valid for five years and very easy to obtain.


All volunteers must have provided proof of a successful Working with Children Check card and have also signed and submitted the Child Safety Code of Conduct by the French Village Fair Stall holders Logistics Briefing in the Kirby on Wednesday 10 October - 7.30pm.


Once again, thank you to all our intending Fair volunteers for your assistance with this. Your generous contribution is highly appreciated and we look forward to working with you on the day. 


Please do not hesitate to contact me via email if you have any questions. 


With kind regards

Alastair Lee

Director, Community Relations

Stall holders Logistics Briefing

Wednesday 10 October - 7.30pm

  • French Village Fair Stall holders Logistics Briefing in the Kirby
  • All Stall Holders are required to attend

Stall Roster Updates 

Have you volunteered for a shift yet? We need you!

All our stalls are staffed by the parent community. Don’t wait, sign up now!

Bar  - More Needed!

BBQ  Year 12  - Afternoon shifts to fill!

Baguettes 'Bon Baguette' Foundation Board - Looking, almost done!

Croissants Year 5 - Only a few more needed!

Hot Chips 'Pommes Frites' - More Needed!

Nachos Year 3 - More Needed!

Pies and Hot Dogs Year 2 - More Needed!

Devonshire Tea 'Le Thé'  Year 1 and Prep - More Needed!

Sno Cones, Fairy Floss, Pop Corn and Drinks Grade 6 - More needed for set up and afternoon!

Drinks - More Needed!

Cakes 'Gateaux' Year 9 - More Needed!

Cupcakes Year 4 and Prep - More Needed!

Silent Auction - More Needed!

Books and Games - More Needed!

Second Hand Clothing - More Needed!

Recipe in a Jar Year 7 - More Needed!

Preserves This roster is full

Wine Bingo - One left to fill!

Craft - This roster is full

Flowers and Market Direct - More Needed!

Ticket Booth - More Needed!

Alumnae This roster is full

Face Painting and Hairspray - More Needed!

Nail Painting and Tattoos - Many More Needed!

Lob a Choc Year 11 - More Needed!

Show Bags Year 9 - Many More Needed!

Lucky Dip Year 8 - More Needed!

Dunking Machine 'Dunk Tank' Year 10 - Just afternoon shift to fill!

A-Team shout out

Are you A-Team material?

We are looking for a small A-team of helpers on Friday night and rovers on Saturday morning. This would involve coming in and being ready to jump in and help with whatever might need to be done.


If you are A-Team material sign up here!



Get to know our Sponsors!

Platinum Sponsor - Bendigo Bank!

We are thrilled to welcome Bendigo Bank East Malvern Community Bank as our first Platinum Sponsor for the Fair. The Bendigo Bank is committed to supporting local communities through its national network of branches and dedicated staff.

Silver Sponsor - Driver Bus Lines

Driver Bus Lines have provided top of the range coaches to the Sacré Cœur community for decades. Their coaches are clean, tidy and climate-controlled; their drivers are friendly, well presented, reliable and trustworthy. 

Silver Sponsor - Prime Group

Prime Group is an industry leader in the areas of innovation, sustainability and quality assurance and provides a range of facilities services from commercial cleaning to complete outsourced solutions.

Silver Sponsor - Hede Architects

Hede Architects, an award winning firm, commenced in 1990 and has grown to establish a high reputation in education and community projects.


A recent housing project for women who are homeless was a finalist in the 2018 AIA Architecture Awards and the prestigious 2018 Melbourne Prize for significant buildings for Melbourne.

Silver Sponsor - Phillippa's Bread and Provisions


Established in 1994, Phillippa believes in baking flavoursome breads and provisions using the very best ingredients. Phillippa’s yummy goodies are made locally without preservatives and additives.


With two store locations in Brighton, Armadale and Richmond plus an online store, there is something for all taste buds at Phillippa’s.

Silver Sponsor TAG Financial Services

TAG Financial Services is independently owned, independently operated and self licensed – advisers you can trust!  


TAG has been part of the Malvern community for over 21 years providing advice to business owners and retirees that helps secure their financial future.

Silent Auction Sneak Peak!

Silent Auction is live 6pm Sunday 7 October

Want a sneak peak?  

We will gratefully receive silent auction items until 9pm Friday 12 October email us here .


Early Bird Wristbands 

Set your alarms for 9am Monday 8 October

Early Bird Wristbands go on sale via Trybooking at 9am on Monday 8 October and close at midnight on Thursday 11 October (unless sold out before then). The purchase of a wristband gives access to all rides, all day.


Early Bird Wristbands are $35 each (plus booking fee) and may be collected from the Kirby between 3.30pm and 4pm on Friday 12 October. Please note collection only from the Kirby, there is no option for purchases, so get in early! Alternatively, they can be picked up on the day via the ticket booth located at the entrance of the Fair.


Prices on the day of the Fair are $40 for unlimited rides and $5 for single ride tickets. Wristbands and single tickets on the day can be paid with cash or by card.

Are you brave enough to be DUNKED?

Time to dust off the winter woollies and 'dunk for a good cause'!

Our Year 10s are running the Dunking Machine at the French Village Fair and we need volunteers, teachers, students, parents, siblings to get on board (hopefully for a short time only) and prepare to be dunked! Please click here and sign up today!

Ready, Set, Gateaux!

Get Baking!

Available at School Reception on Monday. Cake packaging kits for all the bakers! 


The Year 9 Co-ordinators have been busy over the holidays assembling kits containing 220 packs with a white plastic plate, instructions, ingredients listing slip, plastic bag and ribbon. Come and pick up a couple next week then deliver your delicious perfectly packaged cake on the morning of the Fair.


Ask your family and neighbours to bake too!



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