05 August, 2022 Community

Community Action Day Returns

St Michael’s third Community Action Day for 2022 was celebrated on Friday 5 August.

Students and staff took part in the festivities, which included a raft of exciting activities and games at recess and lunch and most importantly, supporting our chosen charities: the Sacred Heart Mission, Kids Under Cover and Jeans for Genes Day.

In line with Homelessness Week, students of all year levels collected non-perishable food items to be delivered and donated to the Sacred Heart Mission. The photo below illustrates what a mammoth collection the Junior School was able to amass.

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    A phenomenal effort from the Junior School donating a table full of items to Sacred Heart Mission
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    Mia and Audrey (Prep A) with donations of canned tuna and pasta

Students had the opportunity to wear casual clothes and were encouraged to make a gold coin donation to raise funds for Kids Under Cover, an Australian not-for-profit organisation dedicated to preventing youth homelessness by supporting vulnerable young people between the ages of 12 and 25, who are either at risk of homelessness or already homeless.

Years 7-12 students were encouraged to wear denim in support of Jeans for Genes Day to help the scientists at Children’s Medical Research Institute find cures for genetic diseases. They also enjoyed a sausage sizzle at lunchtime along Coleman Walk with many helping hands cooking the barbecue and collecting money for the chosen causes.

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    Mairead (12K) and Alannah (12S) supporting Jeans for Genes Day
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    The lunchtime BBQ for Community Action Day

Student and staff members from our Community Action teams worked together throughout the day to ensure the events ran smoothly and the donations were collected.

Thank you to all the students and staff who participated in the Community Action Day and supported our chosen charities. Thank you also to Mr Murray Phyland, Ms Lucy Jones, Mr Mark Thompson and all the staff involved and our students who volunteered for, and supported, Community Action Day.

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    Some of the non-perishable donations to Sacred Heart Mission
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    Oscar (10M) preparing for the lunchtime rush