This week the SCEGGS community was a vibrant environment with everyone busy at recess and lunch every day enjoying the wide range of fundraiser activities organised by the students and teachers attending the Cambodia Housebuilding trip in the upcoming holidays. These activities were organised for SCEGGS students with the intention of making a profit that will be contributed towards making a difference to the lives of the Khmer (Cambodian) community.
Starting off on Tuesday Karaoke was run in the Great Hall, collecting a gold coin donation from viewers and competitors. Groups from all years signed up with highlight songs "Gotta go my own way", from High School Musical, "Bad Guy", "Tequila" and the Cambodia staff group singing "We Built This City". As well as this, tropical themed baked goods were sold outside the event.
On Wednesday, “Cambodia Build Master Challenge” was organised at lunch. This challenge involved multiple teams working together to construct the best replica of the Siem Reap Angkor Wat Temple out of wooden blocks. Students and staff formed teams of four and battled it out to build this ancient temple.
Thursday was the highlight according to SCEGGS students. A dodgeball competition in the sports hall was coordinated and significant donations from players and spectators were greatly appreciated.
The week could not have been finished without a classic successful bake sale.
A massive thank you must go to Ms Connolly, Mr Stevenson and the entire staff team who worked tirelessly to pull off this activity-packed week, as well as all 55 students travelling to Cambodia who coordinated activities and baked goods.
Amara Mathialagan and Jaime Gordon
During the Term 3 school holidays, 54 Year 10 and 11 students and 10 teachers will be travelling to Cambodia as part of the School’s Social Justice Program. The group will be working with Habitat for Humanity in partnership with families to build safe homes in their communities.
Next week the group will be undertaking a range of activities to raise awareness and funds for this Immersion – so you too can contribute to making a real difference to the communities in Cambodia without leaving Darlinghurst! Here is what’s on.
• Tuesday 27 August – Karaoke + Fruit Themed Food, lunchtime in the Great Hall
• Wednesday 28 August - Cambodia LEGO Build Challenge, Lunchtime in the Old Gym
• Thursday 29 August - Dodgeball + Lolly Guessing Competition, Lunchtime in the Sports Hall
• Friday 30 August – Bake Sale, Lunchtime on the Lawn
Plus on Friday keep an ear open for the Khmer Pop Music bells.
We look forward to seeing you at some (or all!) of these activities.
From the Cambodia Immersion Team 2019
Genetic diseases or birth defects affect one in 20 kids. They are the leading causes of death in kids under 4 and the main cause of ongoing hospitalisation.
This Friday Year 11 are hosting Jeans for Genes Day at SCEGGS to raise money for the Children’s Medical Research Institute. The money we raise will help to facilitate the ground-breaking research that will reduce these statistics and help thousands and thousands of kids.
So, when you’re carefully curating your outfits, please remember that you are supporting a fundraiser, and your outfit isn’t complete without a gold coin donation!
Year 11 will be at each and every Form class K-12 ticking off names, so scour your car, couch, (sister’s piggy bank...) to make your contribution.
We are all super excited to see everyone get involved and help support this fantastic cause.
Can’t wait to see you all dazzling in denim!
Lauren Miller and Phoebe Masnick
Due to conflicting events impacting the level of ticket sales, the Colours for Cambodia Fun Run scheduled for Sunday 28 July has been cancelled.
The Cambodian House Building Team 2019
Excitement is building as we finalise the details for the Colours for Cambodia Fun Run to be held on Sunday 28 July 10.30 – 12pm at Cooper Park.
Girls from the Cambodian House Building Team 2019 will be manning the colour stations as participants run, jog or walk the gentle 3.5km route. This is a family friendly event so we are really encouraging all members of the SCEGGS community to come and participate.
The cost is $10 per person with all money raised contributing to the SCEGGS Habitat for Humanity House building fund. In order to gauge numbers please use the link below to register. Should you be unable to participate, but would like to support the cause, there is also the facility to make a donation!
There will be a coffee van and cake stall to meet your Sunday caffeine needs. Should the event be cancelled due to wet weather, all proceeds will be forwarded to Habitat for Humanity as no refunds will be made.
Please use the link to purchase you tickets or make a donation: Colours for Cambodia.
Looking forward to a great colour event!
The Cambodian House Building Team 2019