Fair Trade Bake Sale Success

Well done to Team Green students for their wonderful baking! $190 were raised and will go towards a fund to buy more solar panels for our college.

Exciting start of the year!


Fair Trade Bake Sale Thursday 22nd Feb at MAC

What is Fair Trade?

Fair Trade is a Trade in which fair prices are paid to producers in developing countries, thus reducing poverty. When we buy Fair Trade chocolate, sugar, bananas or cocoa, we support farmers and promote good farming practices. It reduces poverty and helps the environment. And fair trade products taste better too!

MAC is Fair Trade school

Mount Aspiring College is a Fair Trade school since 2016. This means we learn about fair trade and promote it through out the school, the canteen uses fair trade sugar and cocoa, and we organise events with fair trade products.

First Fair Trade Bake Sale tomorrow!

We are having a fair trade bake sale tomorrow at lunchtime in the quad. Come with a few dollars: it is delicious and it helps the farmers. Yum!

All the benefits go to a fund to buy more solar panels for our college.

Melia Fair trade poster

Fair Trade Bake Sale

On a sunny Wednesday, students hurried to get some sherbet -with fair trade sugar!-, muffins -fair trade sugar, bananas and chocolate, brownies -fair trade sugar and cocoa and even shortbread -fair trade sugar. Success! $106 more in our solar panels fund. Well done to all the bakers.

Fantastic Fairtrade Fundraiser!

Delicious baking from our team yesterday! We raised $222.60 in just one lunchtime! Using fair trade ingredients, our baking benefits the farmers, their families and communities.


We keep this money on an account to buy more solar panels for our college!

WIN for the taste-buds ~ WIN for the growers ~ WIN for MAC!

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Well done Team! Your passion and effort are inspiring! You’re making a difference!

MAC Fair trade

453px-fairtrade-logo-svgWhat is Fair trade?
Fair trade a standard ensuring better prices, decent working conditions and fair terms of trade for farmers and producers.
Being a Fair trade School Means
At least 2 Fair trade products are used throughout the school;
MAC uses Fair trade sugar and cocoa in the canteen and coffee and tea in the staffroom.
But at its core, being a Fair trade school is about raising awareness about the connection between our food supply and the people who spend their lives growing and producing that food.
How It Makes a Difference
Buying products at a fair price makes a huge difference to the lives of producers and farmers. They get the money for their products that they are owed, which they can then use to benefit themselves, their families and their communities. This is typically spent on education, healthcare, farm improvements and processing facilities that increase further income.
On Thursday 9th, a Fair trade bake sale is being held in the quad at lunch. There’ll be a variety of yummy fair trade goods available – including milkshakes! – so come along and support the cause!

Fair Trade Bake Sale

Now that MAC is a fair trade school, we organise regular fair trade events, to keep raising awareness, support fair trade farmers and their communities and enjoy yummy safe food.

Team Green is having a Fair Trade Bake Sale
on Friday 18th November at lunchtime in the quad.

There will be: Ice chocolate, Honey comb pizza, Cookies, Muffins, Banana Cake, Brownies and Fairy Bread, all containing at least one fair trade ingredient. Mmmmm…

View this short video to understand why fair trade is important. 

Mt Aspiring College is now a Fair Trade school

Mount Aspiring College has become a Fair Trade School as of June 2016.  The idea to aim for fair trade status initially came from one of the school’s teachers, Petrina Duncan, after organising a successful Oxfam Morning Tea for staff to celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight in May 2015.  During the next year, Ms Duncan and the school’s environmental group Team Green worked towards meeting all the criteria for fair trade status.  By May 2016, the staffroom was stocked with fair trade tea, coffee and sugar, the canteen staff were using fair trade sugar in all their baking, and a very popular fair trade bake sale was held to raise awareness.
Photo (c) Andrew Sloan

MAC students (PDU) posing with the Fair Trade sign created by Team Green students. Photo (c) Andrew Sloan

The school will continue to support and promote Fair Trade because this scheme has the potential to lift millions of people out of poverty, improving their ability to work, eat, earn a decent wage and provide education for their children.  Buying fair trade products is one small step that everyone can take to improve the lives of others, making the world a fairer place.