Oatley West Community Festival

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About Us

About Us

The Oatley West Public School Community Festival is Oatley West Public School’s biggest fundraising event of the year. 

Celebrating over 40 years of festival fun and 75 years of learning!
This year we’re celebrating our 40th anniversary (delayed from 2020). To make it extra special, 2022 also marks the 75th year since the first students attended Oatley West Public School in 1947!

Join us for a weekend full of fun and festivities. Local, student and emerging artists’ artworks, including Aboriginal art, on display at the hall Art Show. Check out the rides, market stalls, fabulous food options, entertainment, jewellery and more!

Your support makes a difference!

Fundraising for excellence

Thanks to the community, our volunteers and sponsors, we have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars over the last 40 years. In 2019 we raised over $41,000, and this year we’re hoping to beat this number!

Revenue raised from the OWPS Community Festival is managed by the school P&C. In recent times, these funds have been invested into the following areas at Oatley West Public School – benefiting previous, current and future generations of OWPS students, staff, families and community members:

  • Air-conditioners in classrooms
  • Providing cover for ramp access to the hall
  • Additional power to outdoor areas, extending flexible learning options
  • Learning Support Teacher (additional hours)
  • Teachers’ classroom hampers
  • Library equipment
  • Interactive whiteboards in all classrooms
  • Wifi technology
  • A new projector for the hall
  • New appliances for the canteen
  • Outdoor roofing structure (COLA)
  • Sporting equipment

Going back, the Community Festival, or OWPS Art and Craft Show as it was then called, facilitated much of the school’s major infrastructure including the computer room, school hall and other large scale projects.

If you’d like to have your say on how funds are used, please come along to the P&C meetings. Dates are included in the newsletter and term notes and all parents/carers of OWPS students are welcome, or please contact us owpscommunityfestival@gmail.com for further information.

COVID-19 safety update as of 27 July 2022:

The health, safety and wellbeing of visitors to the Community Festival is our top priority. Planning is currently underway. We will post our COVID-safe practices and measures closer to the festival dates.