Year Four and Year Five students from Teven Tintenbar School demonstrated their creative skills and Christmas sprit on Friday, 29 November, when they decorated ‘Wendy’s’ at Ballina Fair for Christmas.

School Principal Ginny Latta said that the students worked collaboratively to design and create the Christmas display, and were delighted with the finished result.

“When Malcolm from Wendys rang and asked if we would like to decorate his shop for Christmas, we thought this would be a great initiative for our Year Four/Five students. Not only did it give them an opportunity to showcase their creative skills, but also their leadership and communication abilities,” Ginny said.

“The children were responsible for the idea and execution of the decorations, and they worked collaboratively with some school parents to decorate the shop.

“I especially love the red nose on the lead dolphin – surfing the waves with Santa riding behind – a very Australian Christmas.”


1. Teven Tintenbar School Year 4/5 students, proudly pictured outside the newly decorated Wendy’s in Ballina Fair.

2. Santa surfs the waves, with a little help from some dolphins.

3. Christmas cheer at Wendy’s, Ballina Fair .