Our Term 2 FUNDraising Day was a ‘Celebration of Generosity and Service Learning’ at King’s – as well as Pink Day, to raise money for the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
Our Middle School Student Leaders lead the assembly with confidence. They presented a short drama on how a bread tag helps fund a wheelchair for someone living in poverty in South Africa, as well as announcing the winning class of the MS Bread Tag competition. 7M collected 780g of tags this term… Well done 7M!
Clare shared about the importance of different year levels interacting with each other and how important it is for our Early Years students to have buddies in older years, who work with them, play with them and are great role models for them.
Head of Junior School, Vicky Jones, interviewed Noah who had organised a Succulent Stall for Pink Day. His best tip for running a stall was to, “get your parents involved!” His stall raised $501.40, while the Comic Stall raised $92.60, the Friendship Fun Stall raised $95.75, and Lolly World raised $254.30. An amazing effort by the Junior School!
In the Middle School, our Year 8 students spoke of the Aboriginal Awareness program they have been a part of with Baptist WestCare. They have recognised the importance of listening to learn and understand. The Year 9s, through their Teenage Boss program, have learned the skills of planning and running a small business. Through their initiatives, they have raised money for Transform Cambodia, Mother’s Heart, Cambodia Care and Operation Christmas Child.
The Coffee Van also took part in Pink Day and sold pink cupcakes and cookies, lovingly prepared by our wonderful P&F. The P&F were instrumental in ‘pinkifying’ the School and championing our support for the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Thanks to the P&F for all their hard work!
It was a great day of celebrating and raising money for these amazing causes, providing research and support for people affected by this disease. In particular, we thought of and prayed for Mrs Smedley.
As the foundation says, “Be a Game Changer. Get involved!” And that’s what we did on Monday, raising a total of more than $2,000. They receive no government funding, so our contribution is really important.
Kathryn Churchett, Director of Spiritual Formation