What’s it all about?
Apart from the (‘world famous’) APPS Fete, it’s the only fundraising* event that’s for the whole family. It’s a fun, social, informal night where you can all let your hair down and bust some moves on the dance floor. Yep, show your kids you can dance like MC Hammer! * 95% of ticket sales is donated to the school for school resources and upgrades.
Where and when?
St Kilda Town Hall, 99 Carlisle Street, (cnr Brighton Road), St Kilda
Friday 7 September. Doors open 6.30pm - last song at 9.30pm
Our big gratitude to City of Port Phillip for subsidising the cost of the hall and security on the night = more proceeds to the school! And Greg Hocking Holdsworth Real Estate for their generous support of APPS.
How can I get tickets?
Via the Trybooking website - https://www.trybooking.com/407813
Adults = $25 and Children = $15
Ticket sales CLOSE Thursday 6 September 12noon.
There will be NO TICKET SALES at the door on the night.
What do I bring?
This is a fully BYO event. Please bring snacks and drinks with you, including refillable after bottles and glass/plastic ware. Water is available.
We’d love you to adopt the School’s “Nude Food” philosophy, to reduce our rubbish into landfill, and that you’re mindful of quantity of food (it breaks our heart how much left over food is thrown out each year!).
$2 for icy poles (sold on the night).
Some families organise take-away from the restaurants along Carlisle Street.
Alcohol is permitted however please remember this is a school event - no silliness please - the kids are watching!
Will I be entertained?
You bet! DJ Jay will be ‘in ‘da house’. While many of the songs will be the latest hits that the oldies have possibly never heard, he does sneak in the odd 80s and 90s classic (mainly for the rest of us to relive lost youth) - think Dancing Queen and Footloose.
Oh and there’s nothing more delightful than watching the kids dance like no one is watching!
And this year, DJ Jay is bringing his photo booth!
Who’s looking after the kids?
You are. All children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult, please. It’s ok if you’re bringing other people’s kids - just be sure to keep an eye on them and remember to take them home with you. :)
There will be three security guards patrolling the foyer, hallways and toilets but they’re not the babysitter.
Who can I sit with?
When booking your tickets, you’ll nominate the grade you’d like to sit with. At the event, tables will be colour coded per grade. So, for example, if you’ve nominated Grade 5, you can sit on any table of that colour. Simples.
Do I have to dress up?
Well, no. But it's heaps more fun if you do! And there’ll be a prize for best dressed (adult and kid).
This year’s theme is Cafe Neon.
How can I help?
Thanks for asking! The biggest help you can be is to clean up your table at the end of the night. Rubbish bags will be provided and there’ll be plenty of bins to place recycled stuff (bottles, cans, plastic bottles) and landfill (food scraps).
A very dedicated team of volunteers hand sorted all the rubbish last year. As a result, our landfill amount was reduced to one box and three IKEA bags of soft plastics were taken to Woolies. The rest went into the yellow recycle bins. We’re aiming to do the same this year with your help.
And above all - have a super-fun and safe night!