On Saturday 21st of September, one of our Receptionists Melanie and Dental Assistants Natalie visited Jilliby Primary School for their family and community fun day, celebrating 130 years!
The school is situated on Jilliby Road in Jilliby just under 10 minutes from us in Wyong, and has about 50 pupils who travel to school along a single bus route, most students being from local hobby farms or nearby large residential block developments.
We arrived early in the morning to begin setting up the stall with banners and posters and preparing the free showbags for the day. We also got the opportunity to meet and chat with other local businesses, everyone was so friendly and motivated which made us feel grateful to be apart of such a great community.
The event started at 9 AM, and was already busy with all the early rises. There was such a great atmosphere with craft stalls, Live Entertainment, A petting Zoo, Food Trucks, Jumping Castles, a haunted house and even NBN coverage!
We were lucky enough to have our stall located in front of the stage where the Jilliby primary school kids performed dances with ribbons, skip rope and percussion, they were all very talented and we could tell the children were having a great time by the big smile across their faces. We even got to learn more about the Jilliby Primary School History with guest speakers who were mostly past pupils or teachers, we found this all very interesting.
Melanie and Natalie had an amazing time talking all things teeth with the students and Jilliby community. The showbags which included toothbrushes, toothpaste, stickers, colouring in and more were appreciated by everyone, the goodie bags and our free chewing gum didn’t last long!
We had numerous people very excited and eager to meet Boston our therapy dog! Although Boston couldn’t attend the fete, Boston is at the clinic most Monday, Tuesdays & Thursdays with one of our dentist Dr Laura. If you would like to have Boston sit down with you at your next Dental visit, please give us a call on 4351 1642.
It was a beautiful Spring day and although it was a little cloudy in the morning, the sun came out in the afternoon. Melanie and Natalie were occupied chatting with so many people and answering teeth-related questions that the day flew by!
When 2 PM came around, we felt sad that the day was already over but also very thankful we got to be apart of such a fun day and had the opportunity to not only learn more about Jilliby and its history, but get to meet so many new people and see some familiar faces.
Melanie and Natalie were very impressed with all the children’s very polite manners and how well organised the event was, we had an amazing time. We are looking forward to seeing some of the people we met on the day at our clinic soon and attending the next Jilliby Primary School family and community fun day.
If you missed out on a showbag, it’s not too late! Book an appointment with us online or call us on 02 4351 1642.