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Students raise $6000 on Mission Day

Kayla Watling and Christian Tony have a little fun while raising money
during Mission Day at St Andrew’s

YEAR 6 students at St Andrew's School, Ferny Grove, went on a mission and raised an amazing $6000 for those less fortunate.

St Andrew’s Mission Day is a culmination of the Year 6’s unit on poverty.

During the unit students gather information through research before they engaged the rest of the school community in supporting their Mission Day efforts.

Students wrote letters to community groups asking for help and received donations from local, state and federal members, including a signed bottle of wine from Queensland Premier Anna Bligh.

In conjunction with Mission Day, teacher librarian Pam Apte and library aide Roberta Bannah ran a gold coin book swap to raise money for the Indigenous Literacy Programme.

Year 6 teachers Christine O’Driscoll, Maree Osborne and Francine Beg used the Benedictine charism of humility and Oscar Romero’s quote “Aspire not to have more but to be more” as an inspiration for the students.

They said a number of worthy charities, including Caritas Australia, Grovelly parish for their continued support of a school in East Timor and to St Jude’s School in Tanzania, received a share of the $6000 raised.

Year 7 student Gemma Carter and her mother Clare will travel to Tanzania in December to see first-hand the wonderful work being done at St Jude’s.

Brisbane Catholic Education Office

243 Gladstone Road, Dutton Park Q 4102

GPO Box 1201 Brisbane 4001 Australia

Phone: (07) 3033 7000

Fax: (07) 3844 5101