Democracy sausages support local schools

Volunteers at ACT public schools are preparing a feast for voters at the Federal Election on Saturday.

P&C associations are hoping to raise funds for their school at over 50 sites, offering voters the traditional democracy sausage and, in many cases, much more.

“We’d urge voters to support their local public school by grabbing a sausage or a cake,” says Alison Elliott, President of the ACT Council of P&C Associations – the peak body for the public school parent groups running the BBQs and food stalls. 

“The last couple of years have been hard, and there have been limited opportunities to raise funds which go to enhancing our public schools.”

“As always, some P&Cs have responded in a big way,” she says. “Depending where you vote you may be able to peruse a market stall, shop for second-hand books, grab a raffle ticket, or enjoy cakes, pastries and coffee.”

“Some are also providing live entertainment, kids activities, or artisan market stalls,” says Ms Elliott. “And there will be bacon and egg rolls for early birds – they always sell out fast!”

“Even if you have pre-poll voted, you can still have fun and support the local school.”

P&Cs will be running BBQs and other stalls at the following sites:

Ainslie Primary P&C    BBQ, Cakes, raffle

Amaroo School P&C    BBQ, Cakes               

Arawang Primary P&C   BBQ

Bonython Primary P&C  BBQ, Cakes, including gluten free, halal, vegetarian options

Carolyn Chisholm School (year 10s)  BBQ, Book stall

Chapman Primary P&C  BBQ, Cakes

Charles Conder Primary P&C  BBQ

Charles Weston School Coombs P&C  BBQ including vegan/vegetarian options, cakes including gluten free

Charnwood Dunlop Primary P&C   BBQ     

Curtin Primary P&C BBQ, Cakes, Artisan market stalls, coffee

Downer Preschool Parent Association (with Majura Men’s Shed) at the Downer Community centre    BBQ, Cakes

Duffy Primary P&C  BBQ with vegetarian option, cakes, coffee

Evatt Primary P&C  BBQ, pastries and coffee

Fadden Primary P&C  BBQ, Cakes

Farrer Primary P&C  BBQ, Cakes, raffle

Fraser Primary P&C BBQ                 

Garran Primary P&C  BBQ, Cakes,

Giralang Primary P&C  BBQ, Cakes, raffle and plant stall

Gold Creek School P&C  BBQ, Cakes, Coffee, gluten free poffetjes, some market stalls

Gordon Primary P&C   BBQ, Cakes, Coffee

Gowrie Primary P&C  BBQ, Cakes,

Harrison School P&C  BBQ, Cakes

Hughes Primary P&C  BBQ, Cakes

Isabella Plains Early Childhood School P&C  BBQ, Cakes

Kaleen Primary P&C BBQ, Cakes     

Kingsford Smith School P&C  BBQ

Latham Primary P&C BBQ, Cakes

Lyneham Primary P&C  BBQ, Cakes, soup

Lyons Early Childhood School P&C  BBQ, Cakes, Plant stall.

Macgregor Primary P&C  BBQ, including vegetarian options, soup, cakes, fairy floss, icecreams, slushies and milkshakes

Macquarie Primary P&C BBQ, including halal, vegetarian burgers, cakes, games, books, lolly jar guessing comp

Majura Primary P&C  BBQ

Margaret Hendry School P&C  BBQ, cakes

Maribyrnong Primary P&C  BBQ, Cakes,     

Mawson Primary P&C  BBQ, Cakes, Artisan Market, coffee van and live entertainment.

Miles Franklin Primary P&C   BBQ, cakes

Monash Primary P&C  BBQ, Cakes   

Mount Rogers Primary P&C  BBQ

Namadgi School P&C  BBQ, Cakes, raffle and maybe a kitchen garden stall (seeds, preserves)

Neville Bonner Primary P&C  BBQ, Cakes,

Ngunnawal Primary P&C  BBQ, Cakes, accepting return-it donations

North Ainslie Primary P&C  BBQ

Palmerston Primary P&C  BBQ, Cakes

Red Hill Primary P&C  BBQ, including vegetarian options, raffle, lolly jar guessing comp, lawn games and activities for kids, 2nd hand books.

Richardson Primary P&C  BBQ                   

Southern Cross Early Childhood School P&C  BBQ                    

Stromlo High P&C  BBQ

Taylor Primary P&C   BBQ, cakes, coffee                 

Telopea Park School P&C   BBQ, cakes and french-style treats

Theodore Primary School P&C   BBQ

Torrens Primary P&C  BBQ, Cakes

Turner Primary P&C BBQ                 

Weetangera Primary P&C  BBQ, Cakes, Books (if dry), jams, chutneys, knick-knacks.

Yarralumla Primary P&C  BBQ, Cakes, Socks!

Released May 17, 2022