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In 2019 parents and students from across the Senior and Junior Schools volunteered throughout the Womad weekend to raise money for the new Social Enterprise Fund. Almost $25,000 was raised over four days. The Social Enterprise Fund is a key part of the Strategic Plan and encourages students to look beyond the School’s gates to learn about the social needs of our wider community and to find a way to address these needs.

Students from the ELC through to Year 12 can apply for financial grants for a social enterprise that directly addresses a community need. In 2019, the Social Enterprise Fund supported a range of projects including:

  • A coffee kiosk run by Junior School students with profits donated to the Hutt Street Centre.
  • Purchase of a chicken coop and chickens with the eggs sold in the Junior School Foyer.
  • An initiative to encourage reading and literacy in disadvantaged schools in Adelaide’s north.
  • Purchase of iPads with students tutoring elderly people at a local aged care facility.

The Social Enterprise Fund has been a great success and I would like to raise money again this year to increase the funds available for grants and wider community needs.

I ask that as many students as possible assist over the weekend to help raise as much money as we can. The more we raise, the more we can support we provide to others.

Similar to last year, the School has engaged Wilson Parking to assist with collection of money and organise logistics, and we need your help to supervise operations.

There will be shifts over the four days of the long weekend from Friday 6 March until Monday 9 March. Volunteering will be open for students in Years 9 to 11.

The hours accumulated in each shift will count towards students’ Service Learning with 20 hours reflecting the White Certificate or they can be added to the accumulated number of hours for the Blue Certificate.

I will be volunteering throughout the weekend and I hope to see many students involved.

You can register your son via this link.

Kind regards

Tim Browning