10 August, 2018 Community

Let’s kick goals for cancer research

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.

Let’s kick goals for cancer research Junior years students wearing their favourite footy jumper.

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

Let’s kick goals for cancer research BBQ on the Coleman Walk.

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.

Let’s kick goals for cancer research Selling Cancer Council merchandise in The Gipson Commons.

‘It was great to see the different Community teams across the School come together and ensure the day was a great success. Merchandise will continue to be sold at Marlton, Coleman and Hewison House receptions until August 24.’Many people know of someone who has been affected by cancer, and our fundraising efforts are driven towards hope for a cancer-free future. Our donation helps world-class research of cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment prevention. We look forward to what Term 4’s Community Action Day brings!