This year our school community is once again supporting the Anglicare Christmas Hamper Appeal by donating items for general and Christmas fare hampers.

Items for the general hamper include:

Long Life milk 1L

Spread (P/N Butter, Jam, Vegemite) 400/500g

Can of Fruit 825g

Can of Vegetables (Corn, peas, mix) 420 g

Can of Beans (Chickpea, Cannellini, Kidney) 400g

Can of Baked Beans or Spaghetti 420g

Can of Soup

Can of Diced Tomatoes

Jar of Pasta Sauce 500g

Packet of Pasta 500g

Breakfast Cereal 700g

Packet sweet/savoury Biscuits

Coffee or Milo or tea

1Ltr Juice Long life

Items for the Christmas fare hamper include:

Christmas Pudding                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Long-life Custard 1L

Packet Fruit mince pies

Packet Christmas lollies

Tin/packet Shortbread

Packet savoury biscuits (Jatz, shapes, rice crackers)                                                                                                                                              Chips (crisps, pretzels, nuts)

Bags of lollies

Families can also donate unwrapped gifts for children and adults in need. Each class will have a hamper box and teachers will communicate with students. If you would like to donate any of the listed items, please do so Monday, November 30.

Donations and gifts can also be brought to the Chapel.

Our Year 11s as part of their Giving Back Program will collect all donations and participate in hamper packing and gift wrapping to support the work of Anglicare this Christmas. This program is also supporting The Salvation Army, Vinnies Men’s Shelter, WCH & The Hutt Centre in a variety of ways, so we are reaching out to many of our surrounding agencies this Christmas.

Thank you in advance for thinking of and generously giving to those in need this Christmas.

Creative Expression Week

During Creative Expression Week middle and senior students participated in Creative Expression Chapel.

During their chapel time students could work beside each other to paint gratitude rocks, design posters for Christmas, decorate signs and candles for our chapel, write thank you letters for our community, make prayer plaits and write messages of welcome with chalk. To mark the start of Creative Expression Chapel students participated in a Yoga Lord’s Prayer, our Year 10 students quietly worked on their tasks whilst listening to talented students play our piano. Many students enjoyed the opportunity to move about and to creatively work on activities of their choice. Some students choose to stay during lunch to finish their creations.

It was a great week celebrating creativity and faith.  

Rev. Tracey