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From the Deputy Principal – Students, Ms Gabby Smith

Deputy Principal - Students, Ms Gabby Smith

Deputy Principal - Students, Ms Gabby Smith

Christmas Appeal for the Matthew Talbot Hostel: Donations Requested

Matthew Talbot Hostel is a wonderful organisation helping over 35,000 Sydney men each year in providing accommodation, health, counselling and employment assistance. Waverley has had a long history of boys helping in its kiosk in Woolloomooloo, and strongly contributing towards making Christmas easier for those in need.

All boys from all Houses from Years 5-12 are encouraged to bring in toiletry and other items in order to be able to provide essential packs for the homeless and marginalised groups which the Matt Talbot Hostel provides assistance for.

This will run from Week 4 for the whole month of November. Tevlin House students have their Social Justice focus area in homelessness, and will be actively promoting the request to contribute items, and reflect the new Waverley theme of “stronger together, united as one.”

All donations can be brought into daily Mentor Groups, or to the Wellbeing Centre (Senior School), or Junior School Office.

Item list for Waverley Students to Bring in (please note these items must be new):

Toiletry Pack Items – small traveller size ideal (150 toiletry packs are distributed each fortnight to the men accessing services at MTH)

  • toothpaste and toothbrush
  • soap / body wash
  • razor, shaving foam/ gel
  • deodorant (small roll on variety)
  • combs
  • tissues (small packets)
  • q tips (cotton buds)
  • nail clippers
  • Mens underpants (XL and XXL especially required)
  • Socks (plain white or black in L size)

Many thanks for your support of this great appeal.

2023 Matthew Talbot Hostel Christmas Appeal poster


Mr John McCallum

Head of Tevlin House