Cake sale morning teas are always very exciting for our students, they love having this treat now and then. It is also a great way to have parents in the school; it is a good option for working parents who cannot commit to coming in on a regular basis, but still would like to be a part of what is going on.
As you would know, I am on gate duty each morning and it is always fun to see such delectable treats being brought up the stairs so carefully! So much effort goes into making these look mouthwatering and delicious.
The money that is raised goes to support the Year Group whose sale it is. Traditionally, for little extras like games for wet lunches. It is each Year Group's decision what they spend the money on, so it is all in a good cause.
Some parents have told us that they disapprove of us selling cakes to students. As a school, we have discussed their concerns, but do always come back to the cake sale. The popularity and support of these sales shows us that, in the main, the majority of our parents approve of them. Ultimately, I guess it is each family's decision, as participation is optional.
I have noticed that sometimes, a 'healthy' option, like bags of plain popcorn, are sent in, which is a really good idea. In fact today, a bag of popcorn was one of the first items sold!