Siena Catholic Primary School
St Vinnies Winter Appeal
Siena Primary will this week begin collecting toiletries for the St Vinnies Winter Appeal for our local conference, St Gerard Majella.
We have been asked to donate toiletry items and are very happy to do so to assist the vulnerable and disadvantaged. St Vincent de Paul said, ‘We should reach out and help the poor, the needy, and those in jeopardy’. So strong was his compassion for the poor that he saw Christ in each of their faces.
Each year level has been given specific items to donate ie. Toothpaste, toothbrush, soap body wash, shampoo, deodorant etc
If any parishioner would like to assist our donations, a plastic container will be left at the back of the St Catherine’s church.
Our school principal, Glen Bucklar, is also participating in the CEO sleepout on Thursday 22 June. We proudly support this venture and together as a community we are empowered by the work that St Vinnies continues to provide for our most susceptible and vulnerable in our world.
Stella Maris Primary School
Our students are so lucky to have the opportunity to learn a wide range of instruments and skills by participating in our Performing Arts Program. Audience members though, have been the lucky ones recently, as the students have been showcasing their talents, progress and achievements through a series of Soirees. We are so grateful to our team of wonderful music and drama teachers for their dedication to helping their students shine.
Siena Catholic College
If you had the opportunity to join us last Friday night, you would have enjoyed the wonderful Top End Restaurant experience provided by our Year 11 Hospitality students. Fifty staff, parents and parishioners were treated to a three-course culinary gala in support of the Mother Teresa Sisters in the Northern Territory.
As the term begins to wind down, sporting seasons are concluding and we congratulate those who have participated in teams throughout the term – good luck in your Grand Final games.
This Friday, our fundraising efforts turned to the Leukaemia Foundation. Students and staff from across the school chose to colour, cut, or shave their hair (or wax their legs) in order to raise money for this worthy cause. In addition, our talented musicians put their skills on show and provided us with entertainment throughout the event. Thanks to the efforts of all involved we donated more than $7000 to fund treatment and, ultimately, to help find a cure for blood cancers.