Pot of gold at the end of the rainbow


​St Joseph's Year 6 students with their teachers Brett Strathearn and Sue Rogers.

​Students from St Joseph's Primary School in Nambour splashed the colours of the rainbow, donning tutus to support Tongan volcano and tsunami relief.   

Their Tutus for Tonga campaign raised more than $650 in gold coins for the island nation. 

Year 6 teacher Brett Strathearn was impressed by the support of the community. 

"It was just brilliant to see the whole school embrace the day and give so generously,” Mr Strathearn said.  

“It is such a worthwhile cause. We have a former St Joey's student working for the Australian Defence Force in Tonga, so for us to be able to do our little bit is humbling.” 

Year 6 student Maneeka Hunter knows it’s important to learn about how natural disasters impact our world.  

“We have been learning a out natural hazards in class and we all thought it would be great to help the people of Tonga,” Maneeka said. 

The school partnered with Caritas to ensure the funds reach those in need. 

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