From the Chaplain
Our Lenten Fundraiser
This year the Year 12 Prefects chose to raise money for the Vinnies SA Bushfire Appeal. We were aware that funds for this appeal were needed urgently, so the Pulteney community stepped out in faith and donated $3000 to Vinnies.
The Middle School Leaders and Prefects worked together to kick start our fundraiser with a Shrove Tuesday Pancake Lunch, where we raised $500 and donated leftover pancakes and toppings to The Hutt Street Centre.
At our Junior and Senior Ash Wednesday Services, Year 6 students and Middle School leaders helped unpack the meaning of Lent and why we choose to think of those in need by unscrambling words, explaining symbols and participating in a pancake flipping competition. Students learnt that the Season of Lent is a time for us to think about our relationship with God and our neighbour and for us to be more reflective and prayerful. If you are choosing to enter into this season of Lent, may the following advice encourage and inspire you as it will me through this Lenten season.
Over the coming weeks, our school community will continue to engage in reflective Lenten practices and raise funds for the Bushfire Appeal by selling ice blocks and holding a tug of war with Year 12 students and staff on Athletics Day. We will also hold a Crazy Sock Day on Friday, March 20th. On Crazy Sock Day students can donate unwanted garden and shed tools to support our Old Scholars who have been assisting BlazeAid. The Pulteney Foundation has also been busy, donating a considerable number of bandages, lotions/topical ointments, dressings to go to the KI wildlife rescue/recovery centre in response to a call for these items for koalas and other injured wildlife.