The annual West End State School (WESS) Fiesta will take place on Sunday 24 June, showcasing the cultural diversity of the school and the wider community.

Home-cooked by parents and community members, this year’s fare features a wide selection of international cuisine from Mexican to Greek to American barbecue. Offerings will also include carnival classics such as a snow cone stand, sideshow alley, and rides, as well as a craft area and cupcake decoration stand for the kids. For the adults, the carnival offers vintage clothes, a plant stall, and a cake competition. A silent auction of a selection of prizes donated by community members and local businesses will also take place on the day.

Past fiestas have been greatly enjoyed by attendees. Former WESS parent Colleen Etheridge says the huge amount of effort and planning that occurs behind the scenes is crucial to making this event a success that “eclipses most school fetes”. “It’s a fantastic day, not just for the school but for the whole of the local community as well. I think its size and success demonstrate the positive links between the community and WESS,” she said.

With more than 900 students attending West End State School, the fiesta is an opportunity for students, families, and the community as a whole to gather and celebrate the 4101, as well as raising money for important school upgrades.

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