St James’ embraces the spirit of giving on House Charity Day

The Service Learning team and both the Junior School and Senior School Sydney House Captains organised the first House Charity Day that St James’ has held.

The captains decided that they would like to support both Food4All, a local non-for-profit organisation in Yanchep and The Salvation Army in Merriwa.

The captains along with Mrs Burbridge, Mrs Carpenter and Mrs Syme asked all students to bring in a non-perishable food item for these charities.

For each item a student donated, they received a raffle ticket for the draw to win an Easter Hamper. Staff, students and families united in supporting our House Charity Day, ensuring that those facing food insecurity receive the assistance they need.

In an extraordinary response from our school community, a total of 3810 non-perishable food items were received.

Speaking about the success of the event, two of St James’ Service Learning Coordinators, Mrs Colleen Carpenter and Mrs Sacha Burbridge, expressed their gratitude.

“It’s heartwarming to see our students come together to support people less fortunate in our community. The generosity shown on House Charity Day is truly inspiring and makes a real difference in the lives of others,” Mrs Carpenter said.

“The event not only highlighted the importance of giving back but also brought our school community closer together through a shared goal of helping people in need. Our students demonstrated their compassion and empathy, embodying our school’s values of kindness and service to others,” Mrs Burbridge added.

The success of the House Charity Day follows a record breaking start to the second year of the ‘Cub Sandwiches’ initiative, which saw an incredible 940 sandwiches made for local school students in our first sandwich making session. St James’ will continue to run these sessions each term to allow us to serve our local community.

The spirit of giving is truly alive at St James’ and the legacy of generosity and compassion will undoubtedly continue to inspire others in the future. Thank you to our families for strengthening the bonds of our community and making a difference in the lives of others.

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