OUTREACH GROUP - SERVICE LEARNING
This term, the Year Six Outreach group consisting of Lauren, Olivia, Trinity, Kurt, Blayne, Jack and Charlotte are discovering Service Learning through the work of St Vincent de Paul. Last Friday we visited our local St Vincent de Paul store to observe and discuss the service they provide in our local community. Mrs Fraser was happy to take us on a tour and answer the many questions the children had to ask. For our next visit, the children will be put to work in the sorting room.
Congratulations to Amy and Adam who competed in the Capricornia Tennis Trials in Gladstone.
CHALLENGE CUP – MEAL DEAL and FREE DRESS
Thank you to Mrs Moretti and her merry band of workers for organising the meal deal for Footy Friday. Between the meal deal and free dress donations, we managed to raise $552.20 for the Western Wave boys to go towards them joining us in our Rugby League team at Challenge Cup this year.
A MESSAGE FROM SARAH LARSEN:
‘I would just like to write and thank you all for making the effort to bring all of your students down to the gallery. St Joseph’s has been the most proactive school. Congratulations.
Your students are all beautiful children. It was a pleasure to have them visit the gallery. I only wish the visits could have been longer, our time together just flew past. It was really great to see their obvious enjoyment and enthusiasm.
By bringing your students to see the exhibition you are opening their eyes, hearts and minds to the infinite possibilities in this world in which art plays a important role. I noticed that they generally had a really good understanding of Autism which is wonderful to see and of course the pachyderms were a big hit..
I really am appreciative of all your efforts and support.
PRISMATIC PACHYDERMS EXHIBITION
The St Joseph's students very much enjoyed attending Sarah Larsen’s Prismatic Pachyderms Exhibition at the Banana Shire Art Galley.
Prismatic Pachyderms is an interactive analogy that explains the impact of those living with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) through the world of elephants. Sarah Larsen has observed the many traits shared by people on the spectrum and elephants. Both are fragile, sensitive wonders of this world who experience high levels of anxiety and require the love, guidance and support of their family herd to help them navigate their way through life. Sarah has drawn on her childhood experiences growing up in Africa and her family’s experiences with ASD to create this inspirational while deeply personal exhibition.
CARITAS - PROJECT COMPASSION
The theme for Project Compassion this year is ‘A Just Future’. The Year 6 Outreach group have delivered the Project Compassion boxes and posters to all classrooms and the Office. This year Project Compassion demonstrates how Caritas Australia empowers young people to become channels of love and positive change for their entire communities. ‘A Just Future is possible for all generations and communities, who are part of one human family. A Just Future starts today.’ Caritas Australia
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