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Thank you to everyone who brought in all of the socks and undies over the last few weeks. We have literally collected thousands of items which will go to organisations working with the most marginalised in our city and I’ll be delivering them this week.

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And another big thank you to those who donated to our Anglicare Christmas toy drive and the collection taken at the Festival of Lessons and Carols. I’m always impressed by the generosity of so many within our community and it is well noticed and appreciated in our local area. I wish you all a wonderful holiday and a truly blessed Christmas.

Rev. Garry Lee-Lindsay
School Chaplain

 

 

Anglicare Toys and Tucker
Every girl in the School is asked to contribute towards providing a Christmas gift for a child of a certain age group which will be collected at our School Christmas Service on Monday 2 December. Most of these gifts will go to Anglicare who will then deliver them to families struggling with poverty in our city. This always brings a lot of joy to the children as well as the parents. Some parents feel ashamed that they cannot provide a gift for their children due to their circumstances and our donations help them to have something to celebrate during Christmas. Form and class teachers will help the students to plan and prepare for this activity over the next few weeks.

“Mr Lee-Lindsay needs new undies”
For those new to our community I would like to introduce you to our socks and undies drive. There are a number of welfare organisations that are always asking for NEW socks and undies for their clientele. This is a serious issue amongst the homeless in terms of hygiene and good foot care. This is a whole school activity and because we want to get a variety of sizes this is how we would like the different year groups to donate:

Primary
(Kindergarten, Year 1, Year 2) – Girls Socks and/or Undies for 3 to 7 year olds.
(Years 3 and 4) – Boys Socks and/or Undies for 3 to 7 year olds.
(Years 5 and 6) - Socks and/or Undies for 8 to 12 year olds.

Secondary
Year 7 – men’s medium undies and/or socks
Year 8 – women’s medium undies and/or socks
Year 9 - men’s large undies and/or socks
Year 10 – women’s large undies or socks
Year 11 – men’s or women’s small undies or socks

Students are welcome to leave their donations in the basket outside the Chapel for collection, like what we do for Harvest Festival (only we will not decorate the chapel with the items!) I will distribute our collection to local organisations next week. Thank you in anticipation.

Rev. Garry Lee-Lindsay
School Chaplain

 

 

Anglicare Toys and Tucker
Every girl in the School is asked to contribute towards providing a Christmas gift for a child of a certain age group which will be collected at our School Christmas Service on Monday 2 December. Most of these gifts will go to Anglicare who will then deliver them to families struggling with poverty in our city. This always brings a lot of joy to the children as well as the parents. Some parents feel ashamed that they cannot provide a gift for their children due to their circumstances and our donations help them to have something to celebrate during Christmas. Form and class teachers will help the students to plan and prepare for this activity over the next few weeks.

“Mr Lee-Lindsay needs new undies”
For those new to our community I would like to introduce you to our socks and undies drive. There are a number of welfare organisations that are always asking for NEW socks and undies for their clientele. This is a serious issue amongst the homeless in terms of hygiene and good foot care. This is a whole school activity and because we want to get a variety of sizes this is how we would like the different year groups to donate:

Primary
(Kindergarten, Year 1, Year 2) – Girls Socks and/or Undies for 3 to 7 year olds.
(Years 3 and 4) – Boys Socks and/or Undies for 3 to 7 year olds.
(Years 5 and 6) - Socks and/or Undies for 8 to 12 year olds.

Secondary
Year 7 – men’s medium undies and/or socks
Year 8 – women’s medium undies and/or socks
Year 9 - men’s large undies and/or socks
Year 10 – women’s large undies or socks
Year 11 – men’s or women’s small undies or socks

Students are welcome to leave their donations in the basket outside the Chapel for collection, like what we do for Harvest Festival (only we will not decorate the chapel with the items!) I will distribute our collection to local organisations in the last week of Term 4. Thank you in anticipation.

Rev. Garry Lee-Lindsay
School Chaplain

 

 

Anglicare Toys and Tucker
Every girl in the School is asked to contribute towards providing a Christmas gift for a child of a certain age group which will be collected at our School Christmas Service on Monday 2 December. Most of these gifts will go to Anglicare who will then deliver them to families struggling with poverty in our city. This always brings a lot of joy to the children as well as the parents. Some parents feel ashamed that they cannot provide a gift for their children due to their circumstances and our donations help them to have something to celebrate during Christmas. Form and class teachers will help the students to plan and prepare for this activity over the next few weeks.

“Mr Lee-Lindsay needs new undies”
For those new to our community I would like to introduce you to our socks and undies drive. There are a number of welfare organisations that are always asking for NEW socks and undies for their clientele. This is a serious issue amongst the homeless in terms of hygiene and good foot care. This is a whole school activity and because we want to get a variety of sizes this is how we would like the different year groups to donate:

Primary
(Kindergarten, Year 1, Year 2) – Girls Socks and/or Undies for 3 to 7 year olds.
(Years 3 and 4) – Boys Socks and/or Undies for 3 to 7 year olds.
(Years 5 and 6) - Socks and/or Undies for 8 to 12 year olds.

Secondary
Year 7 – men’s medium undies and/or socks
Year 8 – women’s medium undies and/or socks
Year 9 - men’s large undies and/or socks
Year 10 – women’s large undies or socks
Year 11 – men’s or women’s small undies or socks

Students are welcome to leave their donations in the basket outside the Chapel for collection, like what we do for harvest festival (only we will not decorate the chapel with the items!) I will distribute our collection to local organisations in the last week of Term 4. Thank you in anticipation.

Rev. Garry Lee-Lindsay
School Chaplain

 

 

 

BTGG 2019 11 7 Cambodia airport BTGG 2019 11 7 Cambodia Angkor Wat

Over the holidays a group of 54 girls and 10 teachers visited Cambodia for nine days with the aim of helping Habit for Humanity build five houses in the rural village of Sambou, about 45 minutes out of Siem Reap city.

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From the get-go we were immersed in brilliant Cambodian culture, beginning the trip with delicious meals and exciting cultural trips. Throughout our stay we participated in activities that showed us all sides of Cambodian culture including a tuk tuk ride, a dinner watching traditional Khmer dances and a visit to the Phare circus. And, of course, a trip to Cambodia wouldn’t be complete without visiting the iconic Angkor Watt complex. Immersing ourselves in Cambodian history and culture was such an enriching benefit of the trip which certainly expanded our cultural world horizons. 

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Of course, our main objective of our trip was to build five houses in the rural Sambou village. We were split into five smaller build groups with 10-11 girls and 1-2 teachers in each of them and allocated a build site where we would be constructing a house for the family living there. Every day we faced new, challenging and complex tasks which every girl met with a smile on her face and willingness to put in the hard work required to get a job done including sawing, hammering, chiselling, mixing concrete, brick laying, and so on. Build sites were hubs of activity during the day with girls working alongside professional skilled workers (called "bosses"), kids playing with girls during breaks – running around enjoying the excitement of it all – and the adults of the families regularly chipping in a helping hand and being a valuable presence on the site, a reminder of why we faced the heat and hard work when things started to become very challenging.

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At the conclusion of the five days it was time to leave the village for the final time. In the morning each group did a handover ceremony where the houses we officially given to each of the families to move into that night. Then we converged as a group at the main Habitat for Humanity Hub to hear some final remarks from key figures in our journey and say a final, official farewell. The family’s remarks about how thankful and happy they were to have a house to live in were deeply emotional for us all and certainly brought a tear to many a girl's eyes. When we had to board the buses for the final time, many of us cried to be leaving such a beautiful group of people who had influenced us in such a profound way. They had helped us grow and experience life from a new point of view that we never could have imagined before.

BTGG 2019 11 7 Cambodia build complete

On behalf of the group, we thank all the staff who accompanied us on the trip: Ms Stepasiuk, Ms Smith, Ms Ford, Ms Bean, Ms Thompson, Ms Kalt, Ms Demaine and Ms Kidston and of course the biggest thank you to Mr Stevenson (the only male out of all 64 of us) and Ms Connolly for their enduring hard work and determination organising the whole trip to make sure we had the best experience ever, we are so grateful. 

Phoebe Masnick, Georgia Williams and Imogen Powell
Year 11 & Year 10 Students

 

 

Anglicare Toys and Tucker

Every girl in the School is asked to contribute towards providing a Christmas gift for a child of a certain age group which will be collected at our School Christmas Service on Monday 2 December. Most of these gifts will go to Anglicare who will then deliver them to families struggling with poverty in our city. This always brings a lot of joy to the children as well as the parents. Some parents feel ashamed that they cannot provide a gift for their children due to their circumstances and our donations help them to have something to celebrate during Christmas. Form and class teachers will help the students to plan and prepare for this activity over the next few weeks.

“Mr Lee-Lindsay needs new undies”

For those new to our community I would like to introduce you to our socks and undies drive. There are a number of welfare organisations that are always asking for NEW socks and undies for their clientele. This is a serious issue amongst the homeless in terms of hygiene and good foot care. This is a whole school activity and because we want to get a variety of sizes this is how we would like the different year groups to donate:

Primary
(Kindergarten, Year 1, Year 2) – Girls Socks and/or Undies for 3 to 7 year olds.
(Years 3 and 4) – Boys Socks and/or Undies for 3 to 7 year olds.
(Years 5 and 6) - Socks and/or Undies for 8 to 12 year olds.

Secondary
Year 7 – men’s medium undies and/or socks
Year 8 – women’s medium undies and/or socks
Year 9 - men’s large undies and/or socks
Year 10 – women’s large undies or socks
Year 11 – men’s or women’s small undies or socks

Students are welcome to leave their donations in the basket outside the Chapel for collection, like what we do for harvest festival (only we will not decorate the chapel with the items!) I will distribute our collection to local organisations in the last week of Term 4. Thank you in anticipation.

Rev. Garry Lee-Lindsay
School Chaplain

 

 

Anglicare Toys and Tucker

Every girl in the School is asked to contribute towards providing a Christmas gift for a child of a certain age group which will be collected at our School Christmas Service on Monday 2 December. Most of these gifts will go to Anglicare who will then deliver them to families struggling with poverty in our city. This always brings a lot of joy to the children as well as the parents. Some parents feel ashamed that they cannot provide a gift for their children due to their circumstances and our donations help them to have something to celebrate during Christmas. Form and class teachers will help the students to plan and prepare for this activity over the next few weeks.

“Mr Lee-Lindsay needs new undies”

For those new to our community I would like to introduce you to our socks and undies drive. There are a number of welfare organisations that are always asking for NEW socks and undies for their clientele. This is a serious issue amongst the homeless in terms of hygiene and good foot care. This is a whole school activity and because we want to get a variety of sizes this is how we would like the different year groups to donate:

Primary
(Kindergarten, Year 1, Year 2) – Girls Socks and/or Undies for 3 to 7 year olds.
(Years 3 and 4) – Boys Socks and/or Undies for 3 to 7 year olds.
(Years 5 and 6) - Socks and/or Undies for 8 to 12 year olds.

Secondary
Year 7 – men’s medium undies and/or socks
Year 8 – women’s medium undies and/or socks
Year 9 - men’s large undies and/or socks
Year 10 – women’s large undies or socks
Year 11 – men’s or women’s small undies or socks

Students are welcome to leave their donations in the basket outside the Chapel for collection, like what we do for harvest festival (only we will not decorate the chapel with the items!) I will distribute our collection to local organisations in the last week of Term 4. Thank you in anticipation.

Rev. Garry Lee-Lindsay
School Chaplain

 

 

Last Friday night, we and 18 other Year 11 girls, along with Miss Nilon and Ms Zipfinger, slept rough in Darlinghurst to raise awareness of homelessness and help raise funds for Rough Edges.

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Rough Edges is a community centre in Darlinghurst that provides food and other services for free, for homeless people in our local area. Rough Edges also aims to create a sense of community and security among its homeless and struggling patrons by creating a reliably warm and friendly environment in their café.

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We were given the opportunity to go on an urban walk through Darlinghurst, which was led by people who know firsthand what it is like to sleep rough. Listening to their stories, once again showed us how important it is for us to continue our support for Rough Edges and raise more awareness of this issue. Originally, our goal was to raise $2,000 but currently we have raised a total of just over $7,090. This is an incredible effort, and we would love this number to keep growing. Donations close at the end of the month, so if you haven’t already and you can donate... it would mean a lot, not just to us, but most importantly to the individuals who rely on this service every day.

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Finally, we would like to thank Ms Nilon for allowing us to take part in this initiative and to Ms Zipfinger who joined us for the night. Here is the link  if you would like to donate. 

Sophie Kuijper
Year 11