From the Assistant Director of Mission (Senior), Ms Geraldine Cullen
Many thanks to all the staff, students and parents who have been involved with the Lenten Appeal fundraising over the last six weeks. The funds will go to Edmund Rice charities throughout Australia, South America and Africa. The proceeds from the Mufti Day will go towards Caritas Australia.
Many students showed a lot of initiative in the ways they chose to raise money for these worthwhile causes.
I have seen first hand the excellent work that the Christian Brothers do in the Majority World. In Nairobi, the Ruben Centre offers free healthcare to people living in Mukuru slum. In Bolivia, the Brothers offer educational opportunities to street children. Our flexi-learning centres in Australia provide education for young people who cannot function in a normal school environment.
It is gratifying to know that we can help support these excellent initiatives.
The Street Retreat scheduled for next Wednesday has been postponed until next term. Year 11 students will be notified of the alternative date.
The Red Cross shuttle bus will operate from the start of next term. Each week seven Year 11 students will travel to the city to donate blood. This is one of the most worthwhile opportunities offered through the Service Program. I commend the blood donors on their bravery and selflessness.