St Mary's School Taylor Bros Fireworks Thank you

A little bit of rain did not dampen our evening, with 4007 people from all over the Bay of Plenty & beyond, turning out to enjoy our 2017 Fireworks Gala. We have had so many reports of families having a great night out, and our children experiencing a world class fireworks display in their own school grounds! Thank you to our wonderful sponsors Taylor Bros Transport, Vegepod, Willis Towers Watson & Zariba Properties – Terrace Views, without your support this event would not have been possible.  Thank you to all our amazing parents, staff and families, who gave up their time to help set up and clean up, volunteered to manage and assist on stalls on the night, and donate fabulous prizes, our event was a huge success because of you all! We were thoroughly entertained by our talented performers & broke records with the huge number of Jar-a-ramas, and had a massively successful ‘Winning Wheel’.  Another highlight was the ‘Wheelbarrow Race’, congratulations to ‘Accident & Healthcare’ our 2017 Champions.  Together we raised almost $25,000, part of this will be spent on exciting outdoor play equipment and playground upgrades for all our children.  What a great evening to showcase our beautiful school, its people and its sense of community.  We are looking forward to 2018! Fireworks Committee 2017 

Our Fireworks Sponsors

1. Taylor Bros  

2. Vegepod  

3. Willis Towers Watson  

4. Zariba Properties – Terrace Views

Wheelbarrow Race Sponsors  

Lysaght Consultants, Little Sweethearts, Aspect Construction, Pacific Saw Mill Engineering, Harris Tate Lawyers, Men’s Shed Charitable Trust, Fulton Hogan, Accident and Health Care, TDDA – The Drug Detection Agency, Pero’s Hair Tek, Fulton Hogan, Cooney Lees Morgan, Firewatch, Smart Business Centre, Immerse Nail & Beauty Therapy, ASB, Wish for Fish, Tasman Plumbing, X Span, Sharp Tudhope Lawyers, First National ~ Tammy Francis, Forestaire.

Other Supporters 

Pak n Save ~Tauriko - RYE electrical – More FM – Bay Marine Works – Mainfreight – Triac – Tauranga City Council  - Hellers – Kale Print - Hirepool.




Message update: 7.47am Saturday 4 November

The Taylor Bros Transport Fireworks Gala will go ahead today in all weather conditions.  Be prepared and bring jackets and umbrellas and wrap up warm!  Looking forward to seeing you all there!  Have a great night!

Important Fireworks Information for Fireworks Day tomorrow: 

Order of events for the evening. 

a) 5pm – Gates Open $25 family (2 adults & up to 3 children), $10 Adults, $5 children, under 5s free.

b) 5.30pm - St Mary’s Kapa Haka Powhiri 

c) 5.40pm – Wheelbarrow Race

d) 8pm – UnLock a trolley draw 

e) 8.30pm – Vegepod Draw 

f) Approx 8.40pm – Lights dimmed, then FIREWORKS!

Tickets: Tickets have been selling well. We will have limited gates sales so we suggest coming early if you wish to buy on the night. 

Eftpos available at the 13th Avenue entrance. 

Cash sales only at Harvey St entrance. 

Please check our Facebook page for updates ‘St Mary’s School PTA’ -

Baking – Please bring baking to the Centre today or tomorrow morning (Saturday 9-12pm) for all Yr 3 – 6. 

Weather Watch – we are continuing to monitor the weather but current reports suggest it may clear, so we are all go for tomorrow! We will keep you up to date if this changes. We will notify by email / Facebook and App. 

Even on sunny days the evenings are cold, so pack that extra jacket and warmer clothes! The field may be a bit damp so leave the high heals at home! 

Thanks again to all those parents, sponsors, teachers and our wonderful admin staff who have made this evening possible. I know there are some very excited young people out there!

Fireworks Committee (3 November 2017)



Saturday 4 November 2017 from 5.00pm.  Fireworks @ 8.45pm

Get ready for yet another fun extravaganza!

* Entertainment Stage * Cake Stall

* Gala Stalls * Quick Fire Raffles

* Giant Slides & Bouncy Castles * BBQ, hot food & lots more food...

* Jar-a-rama * Glow Sticks & Inflatable Toys

* Balloon Pop / Plate Smash

* Bungy Run * Mr Whippy and much more...

Including the World Famous St Mary’s Wheelbarrow Race

Tickets go on sale Friday 27 October.

Tickets will be on sale before AND after school from the Blessed Anne Marie Javouhey Centre. 

$25 family (2 adults & up to 3 children), $10 Adults, $5 children, under 5s free.

Donations & Prizes

We need awesome prizes & donations for gala stalls and for the Winning Wheel. All contributions greatly appreciated!!!

Prizes can be dropped into the office in October or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Rain date:  Saturday 18th November