High tea event
On 17 June we held our annual fundraiser, a high tea and fashion parade, to raise funds for STAR Bear, an Anglican charity that provides grief counselling for young children that have lost a parent or carer. Many thanks to our long term friends and supporters at Ella and Elka for bringing their amazing fashions for the event. The Guild wishes to thank all of the people who attended and the businesses that donated goods or services to the event.
David Quan, Vice Captain and service learning ambassador, gave a wonderful speech around the values of social justice in the Saints Community and how we need to guild a culture of empathy and caring for those less fortunate than ourselves in our local communities. Most of the food was prepared by the Mission Guild ladies and a number of our boys served and assisted on the day as part of their service learning. A special mention also to the Young Guns – a group fo boys from Saints that played jazz music and kept the audience entertained all afternoon. We were also very fortunate to have on display the artist in residence artworks from the School. Thank you to everyone that attended, we had a lot of positive feedback and it was very special and enjoyable event. Your support raised $7,000 on the day.
Pop up used uniform shop
We will have a pop up used uniform shop at the Junior School on 26 September from 2.30pm to 4.15pm. Look out for the Mission Guild flags.
The Magdalene Centre
The School has had a historical relationship with the Magdalene Centre sponsoring the building of the mission hall in 1912 which provided general welfare as well as a free day school kindergarten with free meals for poor children. In Term 2 this year, a fantastic service opportunity arose for our students at the Magdalene Centre. Mission Guild were invited to help with meals for the homeless. Twelve boys from Saints worked on a Friday after school to prepare a three course meal. This was served on a particularly cold Saturday night. Our student served pumpkin lentil soup, pasta bake and fruit salad with custard. The boys also served coffee and tea and then helped with the cleaning up afterwards.
This was a wonderful and authentic service learning experience for all boys. Saints students over 16 can participate with the approval of their parents.
The Mission Guild welcome any parent who wishes to be a part of the guild. For more information please contact us at email@example.com.