With over 180 people travelling from far and wide to the event, the day proved to be a massive success for St Joseph’s.
Held at the Dungog & District Golf Club, the event was co-ordinated by the school’s Parents and Friends (P&F) Association and its fundraising committee.
As well as enjoying a traditional three tier High Tea filled with finger sandwiches, hot savouries and scones with jam and cream, attendees were given the chance to watch a series of fashion parades presented by staff and students and peruse over 20 market stalls between courses.
One lucky winner also headed home with the major raffle prize, a Michael Hill diamond ring.
Through the sale of event and raffle tickets, as well purchases made at the market stalls, the school managed to raise over $10,000. This money will now be used to benefit the students.
With the Feather Bakes team cooking up a storm, staff, students and parents were busy setting up tables, drawing raffles, making flower posies and punch, waitressing, cleaning and more to help bring the event to life.
“The "High Tea on the Green" was the culmination of several months of hard work and co-ordination from our school P&F and its fundraising committee,” said principal of St Joseph’s, Michael Maloney.
“The food was outstanding, there were many raffles and other prizes on offer and it was an outstanding success.”