SCEGGS DARLINGHURST

Kids Giving Back is a volunteer organisation that provides hands on, age appropriate meaningful volunteering opportunities for young people, their families, schools and community groups. Below is an activity that they support and need some help with running.

10 x teen volunteers 16+ to assist with the Mid Winter Ball - a social event for Seniors

When: Sunday, July 7, 2019 (first weekend of school holidays)
Time: 12.30pm - 5.00pm
Where: Bondi Junction
Your Tasks: Helping decorate the hall, serving tea and coffee, and dancing with the seniors!
To Apply: Contact Sabina: operations@coasydney.org


The Mid Winter Ball is co-facilitated by the Centre on Ageing and JewishCare NSW. Kids Giving Back volunteers have been assisting with this event for many years, and it’s a favourite!

Rev. Garry Lee-Lindsay
School Chaplain

 

 


Christian Groups 2019

This is a reminder for girls interested in learning more about Christianity that there are opportunities available for girls from Kindergarten to Year 12. All girls (of any faith or none) are welcome.

Primary
“SWITCH-IT” is held in the Multi-Purpose Room at Monday lunchtimes, starting in Week 4 (Monday 20 May), running from 1.15 – 1.45pm for a time of games and activities and a brief discussion. This year the group is divided into two groups, with Kindergarten to Year 3 having a separate session once a term, this term on the Monday 3rd June, and Years 4 to 6 on the other Mondays. All K-6 is welcome on the final Monday of term when we show a Veggie Tales DVD.

Secondary
A Year 7-12 Co-ed "InterCru" is being held at Kambala on Friday 24 May after school. InterCrus are informal afternoon teas run by Crusaders for students interested in Christianity to meet students from other schools in our area. There is a guest speaker and music and they are a lot of fun. For more information and permission slips contact Dr Armstrong or Ms Cull.

Food & Faith for Years 7-12 meet with Mrs Cull every Friday lunch in G10. New members are always welcome.

If you are interested or would like to know more about any of these opportunities, contact Dr Armstrong in the RE staffroom or by email: LeonieArmstrong@sceggs.nsw.edu.au.

Confirmation

Confirmation has been part of the SCEGGS tradition since 1927. It is the Christian practice of confirming the promises made on one’s behalf at baptism. By being confirmed you are saying that you understand the Christian faith and want to commit to its teachings and values. It is a formal way of declaring publicly your belief in Jesus Christ. The confirmation ceremony is not only an expression of faith but also a welcoming into the worldwide Christian church.

Confirmation is offered to all girls in Years 7 to 11. There will be a number of meetings held during lunchtime that will give those involved the opportunity to explore the Christian faith and what it means to them. Participants are welcome to withdraw from the course at any stage if they find that it is not right for them. We will be looking at the basics of the Christian faith a little closer, discussing their importance and answering any questions that arise. Neither baptism nor connection with the Anglican Church is necessary. There is an opportunity for those seeking baptism within the confirmation process. A confirmation service will be held in third term in the school chapel. Relatives and friends are invited to this very special occasion and dates and times will be confirmed soon.

If you are interested in being part of the confirmation process this year or have any questions about it please contact me before Friday 31 May.

Rev. Garry Lee-Lindsay

 

Welcome back to Term II. I hope you all had a lovely Easter break. There is a lot happening this term and more information will be made known in the following weeks.

Confirmation
Confirmation has been part of the SCEGGS tradition since 1927. It is the Christian practice of confirming the promises made on one’s behalf at baptism. By being confirmed you are saying that you understand the Christian faith and want to commit to its teachings and values. It is a formal way of declaring publicly your belief in Jesus Christ. The confirmation ceremony is not only an expression of faith but also a welcoming into the worldwide Christian church.

Confirmation is offered to all girls in Years 7 to 11. There will be a number of meetings held during lunchtime that will give those involved the opportunity to explore the Christian faith and what it means to them. Participants are welcome to withdraw from the course at any stage if they find that it is not right for them. We will be looking at the basics of the Christian faith a little closer, discussing their importance and answering any questions that arise. Neither baptism nor connection with the Anglican Church is necessary. There is an opportunity for those seeking baptism within the confirmation process. A confirmation service will be held in Term III in the School chapel. Relatives and friends are invited to this very special occasion and dates and times will be confirmed soon.

If you are interested in being part of the confirmation process this year or have any questions about it please contact me before Friday 31 May.

Food Delivery to the Homeless
SCEGGS has been taking food out to the local street community for many years. One of the activities that we offer girls is the opportunity to take out food to those living on the street in our local area. Our intention is to work towards building connections with our community so that people feel noticed and valued. We are starting up this activity again this term for all girls in the Secondary School and will continue until the end of Term III.

Students will be able to sign up via Cognito and all information can be found on the food delivery sign up page in the SCEGGS Darlinghurst Course. Those who participate will need to prepare food at home to deliver to the homeless on the following day. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask.


Garry Lee-Lindsay

School Chaplain