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A democracy sausage is a great way to support your local school this election day.

10 May 2022

With the federal election looming, volunteers are working hard behind the scenes to ensure local schools are ready to play their part on election day.

School Parents and Citizens’ Associations (P&Cs) across Canberra will be operating barbecues, bake sales and more to raise funds to support their initiatives.

If your appetite isn’t for democracy sausages, you’ll still be able to snag some of the action with many schools offering diverse menu options, craft stalls, live music, entertainment and more.

Harrison School Communications Coordinator, Kate Riley, said she was excited to bring the school community together for a worthy cause.

“In previous election years we’ve received great support from the local community. The Harrison School has been one of the busiest polling locations in Gungahlin and we’re hoping to see that again this time 'round,” said Kate.

Kate Riley P&C for the Harrison SchoolKate Riley the Communications Coordinator for the Harrison School P&C.

Mawson Public School in Canberra’s south offers much more than just a barbecue, with an artisan market featuring local artists and handmade crafts, a coffee cart, and live entertainment featuring as a part of their election day fundraising activities.

Mawson Public School P&C president, Olga Rogacheva, said the election was one of the highlights on her calendar.

Olga Rogacheva, president of the Mawson Primary school P&C Olga Rogacheva, president of the Mawson Primary School P&C has planned a schedule of events for the day.

“In addition to the traditional democracy sausage sizzle and cake stall, we’ll also have a range of fried dumplings available to showcase and represent the Chinese culture of the school’s community,” said Olga.

“There will be a small artisan market selling soy candles and soaps, kids’ toys, clothing, chilli sauces and local art as well as some local live music acts.

“We want the event to feel like a family day out. The community can do their democratic duty but also have the opportunity to come together and enjoy themselves.”

Whether you prefer your sausage laid horizontally or diagonally, onion on the top or bottom, a democracy sausage is a great way to support your local public school this election day on 21 May.

Northside schools:

  • Ainslie School - BBQ, cake stall and raffle
  • Amaroo School - BBQ
  • Charnwood Dunlop Primary School - BBQ
  • Evatt Primary School - BBQ, cake stall and coffee
  • Fraser Primary School - BBQ
  • Gold Creek Primary School - BBQ
  • Harrison School - BBQ, cake stall, raffle and coffee (vegetarian options)
  • Kaleen Primary School - BBQ and bake sale
  • Kingsford Smith School - BBQ, cake stall, mini pancakes , coffee (gluten free options)
  • Latham Primary School - BBQ and cake stall
  • Lyneham Primary School  - BBQ, cake stall and soup stall
  • Macgregor Primary School - BBQ, cake stall and ice creamery (vegetarian options)
  • Macquarie  Primary School -  BBQ, cake stall and book stall
  • Majura Primary School - BBQ and cake stall
  • Maribyrnong Primary School - BBQ and cake stall
  • Mount Rogers Primary School - BBQ (gluten free options)
  • Miles Franklin Primary School - BBQ
  • Ngunnawal Primary School - BBQ, cake stall, plant stall and return-it donations
  • North Ainslie Primary School - BBQ and cake stall
  • Neville Bonner Primary School - BBQ and cake stall
  • Palmerston Primary School - BBQ and cake stall
  • Southern Cross Early Childhood School - BBQ, cake stall and raffle
  • St. Matthew's Primary School – BBQ, book stall and market stall
  • Turner Primary School - BBQ
  • Weetangera Primary School - BBQ, cake stall, book stall and jam stall.

Southside schools:

  • Arawang  Primary School - BBQ
  • Bonython Primary School - BBQ and cake stall (gluten free, halal and vegetarian options)
  • Calwell  High School - BBQ
  • Caroline Chisholm School - BBQ and book stall
  • Chapman Primary School - BBQ and cake stall
  • Charles Conder Primary School - BBQ
  • Charles Weston School - BBQ and cake stall
  • Covenant Christian School - BBQ
  • Curtin Primary  School - BBQ, cake stall, coffee cart and an artisan stall with plants, books and toys
  • Duffy Primary School - BBQ, cake stall and coffee
  • Fadden Primary School - BBQ and cake stall
  • Farrer Primary School - BBQ, cake stall and raffle
  • Garran Primary School - BBQ and cake stall
  • Gordon Primary School - BBQ and cake stall
  • Gowrie Primary School - BBQ and cake stall
  • Hughes Primary School - BBQ and cake stall
  • Isabella Plains Early Childhood School - BBQ
  • Lyons Early Childhood School - BBQ, cake stall and plant stall
  • Mawson Primary School - BBQ, cake stall, artisan market, live music (vegetarian options)
  • Monash Primary School - BBQ and cake stall
  • Namadgi School - BBQ, cake stall, raffle, kitchen and garden stall
  • Red Hill School - BBQ, cake stall, raffle, lawn games, second-hand book and toys stall
    (vegetarian options)
  • Richardson Primary School - BBQ
  • St Jude's Primary School - BBQ, cake stall and coffee
  • Stromlo High School - BBQ and events
  • Taylor Primary School - BBQ
  • Telopea Park School - BBQ and cake stall.
  • Theodore Primary School - BBQ
  • Torrens  Primary School - BBQ and cake stall
  • Wanniassa School - BBQ, cake stall. (gluten free and vegan options)
  • Yarralumla  Primary School - BBQ and cake stall

Is your school P&C hosting a barbecue, cake stall or fundraising event this election day and not on the list? Let us know by sending us a message on the ACT Government Facebook page

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