This is the eighth year St Michael’s has celebrated The Cancer Council through Community Action Day, with a focus on ‘kicking goals for Cancer Research’. Students and staff donned their favourite sporting jumper for the cause and the whole School community participated in a number of activities throughout the day, raising an incredible $2223.10. Head of Community Service, Mr Murray Phyland, discusses the highlights.
Activites were organised by the Kindergarten to Year 6, Years 7–9 and Years 10–12 Community Action teams, with Dolly’s Cafe also participating by selling yellow cupcakes throughout the day. Activities included a cake sale, craft stall, BBQ, selling Cancer Council merchandise and various fun carnival games invented and run by the students.Mr Phyland
Versatility and flexibility are always on the agenda for running the event. ‘Expect the unexpected has been a saying I’ve adopted over the years,’ says Mr Phyland. ‘Throughout the day we had massive gusts of wind which caused havoc for our cake stall set up and delayed the cooking of sausages, however, students displayed a great amount of patience and carried on with the prepared activities.