From the Chaplain
Pulteney Christmas Dates for your Diary
This year we are breaking with tradition and have moved our Pulteney Carols so it can be held in the school term. Please join us at St Peter's Cathedral on Monday 2 December at 7.00 pm. This service will be a wonderful opportunity for families to enter into the joy and spirit of Christmas.
Pulteney also holds a Family Christmas Service on Christmas Eve, and I'm looking forward to leading this service for Pulteney families and friends. The service will be children friendly. It will be another opportunity to sing our favourite Christmas carols and celebrate the birth of Jesus in a fun and engaging way. Please join us in the Pulteney Chapel on Christmas Eve at 6 pm. Celebratory refreshments will be served after the service.
Christmas Hampers for Mary Magdalene's
We would appreciate your support with our Christmas fundraising in Term 4.
This year Kurrajong families will be asked to donate items for class Christmas hampers. Anglicare is hoping that our schools and churches will be able to provide 500 hampers for the homeless and families on the poverty line. Last year they provided over 1200 hampers so if we could assist them in a small way it would be fantastic.
There are four types of hampers; General, Halal, Vegetarian, and Gluten-Free. Each class will be asked to complete one type of hamper. A list will be provided to your class teachers in Week 1 of Term 4.
A Christmas Giving Tree will also be set up in Kurrajong for Pulteney families who would like to buy a Christmas present for a child whose family can’t afford to buy gifts. Please take a tag from the giving tree, purchase your gift and then place your gift with the tag under the tree. It does not need to be wrapped.
The Prep School will support the Christmas Hamper Drive by using the funds that will be raised at the Upcycled Christmas Nature Market in week 8. Class reps will be given gift vouchers and will purchase these hampers items and gifts for children before week 8. We have allocated $2000 for this fundraising event, and if the Nature Market raises more than this, the extra funds will be donated to Mary Magdalene's.
Middle and Senior School families will be asked to donate extra treat items. Those receiving hampers can then choose their favourite treats to add to their hamper.
The list of treats are:
Lollies [including Christmas lollies]
Packets of chips – crisps – pretzels
Backing mix's [cupcakes, cakes, slices]
Chocolate [boxes of chocolate & chocolate stockings]
Cookies [sweet biscuits, shortbread, biscuits in a tin]
Sauces – BBQ, tomato, mayonnaise
Wrapping paper/gift cards
All these items can be brought to the Chapel foyer during Term 4.
During the Christmas season, Mary Magdalene's is also wanting volunteers to check and pack hampers. If you would like to assist with this request, please contact me.