Catholic Regional College St Albans is gearing up for one of its biggest celebrations.

The school will be holding its annual moon festival this Thursday, from 6-8pm, in what promises to be a night full of food, laughter and colour.

Family engagement leader Laura Cioccia said it’s a night that brings the whole school community together.

“The moon festival is recognition and celebration of the Asian community within our school,” Ms Cioccia said.

“It’s a real community event. We have parents coming in to cook, the students organising performances and the staff working on it too, so everyone comes together.”

She said the headline is always the food.

“We have the mums cooking traditional Vietnamese spring rolls, fried chicken … lots of great food.

“But the performances are also really great. This year we have a silhouette puppet show which is centred around re-telling the story of the moon festival.”

This year’s festival will be a little different to previous years.

“We’ve always involved the whole school, but this year the year 7s have a major role,” Ms Cioccia said.

“We’ll be having a lion dance and we’ll actually have year 7 students inside the lion, so there’s a larger involvement.”

Ms Cioccia encouraged the community to visit and enjoy the night.

The festival will be held at 10 Theodore Street, St Albans.