Inclusive end-of-year fun at Speers Point

SPEERS Point Public School has celebrated Christmas with the whole community in mind.

Its Family Fun Fest, held last Friday, was a fund-raising end-of-year event co-ordinated by the P&C.

With 125 students, the school has a number of families who choose not to celebrate Christmas.

Principal Chris Payne said although they made up a small percentage, these families were strong community advocates on the P&C board.

"I see them involved in everything, yet when we have something like carols night, they miss out," Mr Payne said.

So, this year, Speers Point Public School added a twist to traditional carols.

From 6pm, the school yard was packed with students and their families picnicking on the grass to live entertainment from local musician Jacob Pearson.

There was also a jumping castle, face painting and a mixed soccer game between parents and kids.

Then, with a respectful nod to the religious families, the school moved into its carols program.

Kindergarten students performed Christmas carols on stage before the crowd was greeted by Santa himself.

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