A CELEBRATION of culture and food reaches its 30-year milestone for Oxley High School this year.
Friday, March 15 will see the school become transformed into a celebration of food and cultures from various countries. The night will start at 6pm.
Delicacies on offer at the International Night will include French crepes, Mexican tacos, Japanese sushi and an Australian barbecue and pavlova.
Event co-ordinator Robyn Hughes said the community spirit in the school was one of the reasons the event was still running.
"The passion from teachers to get the school together to help the students and the P&C brings the school together," she said.
The event is one of three major fundraisers Oxley High has during the year, with the other two being the Antique and Collectables Fair and Camp Oxley, where country music visitors camp in the school's grounds during the festival.
It raises between $10,000 and $12,000. Mrs Hughes said the money would go towards making up the shortfall of what the government wasn't giving the school.
"We hope to subsidise textbooks for the new Australian 2014 curriculum," she said.
This year a new section of the night will be a costume competition between the teachers and students.
Oxley High P&C president Leanne Thompson said the school also wanted a new covered area for Year 12, after they lost their study space to a fire in March last year.
Acting principal Rod Jones said the P&C often supported students at high-level sport, academic and debating events and other things the school just couldn't provide.
Mr Jones said the night was also a great opportunity for students to showcase their dramatic and musical talents in front of a large crowd.
Mrs Thompson said stallholders were encouraged to dress in their national costumes, and visitors could expect a smorgasbord of tastes.