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Foundation Events

Bush Dance 2019

Thank you

to all (950) who attended the 2019 Bush Dance... and congratulations to the entire School team for your inspirational creativity and management of the BIG TOP!

Thank you also to those who added pledges – and those who provided or purchased Silent Auction prizes  –raising $50,000+ for Foundation’s Bursary Fund to support Rural Enrolments.

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On behalf of all who attended – we offer warmest thanks to Foundation – to Michele Scamps, with Barbara Shannon and the parent team of generous volunteers who made this major event possible...

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Major Event 2020

Save the date...

40th Anniversary (1980-2020)

WWS Foundation Ball

Saturday 5 September 2020


Foundation – Regular Events

Annual Dinners – Targeted fundraising includes Small Dinners for up to 25 guests as well as the Annual Dinner for around 200. The Dinners are special opportunities for Foundation and the Head of School to inspire community contribution to Foundation’s fundraising efforts.

Bush Dance – Attracting up to 1,500 guests, including parents, students and extended family of Gib Gate and Frensham, the Bush Dance is held every four years. Under the largest ‘big top’ circus tent for hire – and installed on the Frensham Games Field – the Bush Dance inspires energetic dancing to live music and competitive fundraising by Auction.

EclecticaMore than an Art Show, Eclectica is an Art Event. Held every five years, the Show is professionally curated and includes painting, drawing, photography and garden art by collectible artists, plus large-scale outdoor sculpture, set in the magnificent gardens of Frensham.

Iris Country Fair – The Fair is Foundation's largest and most successful fundraising event, drawing strong support from the Winifred West Schools Community and from the local community. Held every five years and staged throughout the expansive Frensham campus and grounds, this one day event attracts thousands of visitors to the School.