We had brilliant weather for our Maitland Show parade.
Teachers and students dressed in their finest blues (Sharks) and reds (Eagles) and walked (or rather meandered!) from Pioneer Park to the Showgrounds.
We stopped several times along the way to allow our shorter-legged students the chance to catch up and eventually lost sight of the front of the parade!
Fortunately we made the correct turn at the oval crossroad!
The Concert Band performed for the opening of the show, as did the Festival Choir. Congratulations to Deb Schwartz for the quality of both groups, especially this early in the year.
Well done to all students for their (mostly) uncomplaining walking and their enthusiasm promoting their house teams.
The 2011 Maitland Show was held on Tuesday March 8 in perfect weather, despite the town receiving torrential downpours just the day before.
The primary school students arrived at the show riding on parent Tim Davies' truck and took several laps around the oval as part of the parade.
The Primary Choir and the Festival Choir both performed in the main tent, followed by the Concert Band.
School finished early at 2pm for families to visit the show together and students enjoyed the many rides, sideshows, food and activities.
Students also exhibited craft, art and cooking items and many won prizes.
The Show ended with a fireworks display just after sunset.
Clean Up Australia Day was held one day early in Maitland this year, with a keen and energetic group of nearly 30 adults and children combining forces with the Maitland Tidy Towns committee at the Retirement Village.
Groups worked along the cemetery road clearing fallen trees and rubbish then tidied the western fence line of the school and the adjoining path.
Organiser Mark Hector said he was pleased with the turnout and thanked volunteers and children for their times and effort.