Saint Ignatius College Geelong

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    SRC Update

    Article by William Palmer

    SRC Update

    Well I believe it is safe to say this year’s feast day was a great success with staff and students all coming together to celebrate the life of Saint Ignatius of Loyola whilst also raising very important funds. On Wednesday the 31st of July, after our whole school assembly, the college was jammed packed with jumping castles, food vans and even a petting zoo. 

    Amongst all the specialty Food Vans was the SRC BBQ Sausage Sizzle, run by the Student Representative Council. The hot snags in bread (and other Products) were an absolute hit amongst the College with the stall raising a profit of $500. I would personally on behalf of the SRC like to thank everyone who was involved with the stall, thank you.

    As explained at the Feast Day Assembly, the funds raised this year were to be distributed the College of St Ignatius of Loyola, Kasait, where $800 will be used to sponsor one child through a whole year of schooling and the Balance of the funds will go to the Railaco Medical Clinic where Father Bong (Jesuit priest) uses his very limited medical supplies when he visits isolated communities in the Railaco area. Our donations will make a great help to both these causes.

    In other news, Monday, August 19th marks the start of the 2019 Book Week across Australia. To commemorate this annual national event, the school will have a casual clothes day in which student gold coin donations will be shared between the Indigenous Literacy Foundation and the Opening The Doors Foundation. 

    The Indigenous Literacy Foundation helps children in remote Indigenous communities lift their level of literacy and instill a love of reading. The foundation uses the donated money to buy books for Indigenous children, many created by Indigenous authors and illustrators. More details can be found at; https://www.indigenousliteracyfoundation.org.au. 

    The ‘Opening The Doors Foundation’ addresses the severe educational disadvantage still being experienced by many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families, by providing assistance so that they are able to choose and successfully maintain a positive education environment for their children. More details can be found at: https://www.openingthedoors.org.au/about-us

    The SRC have decided that this is where our donations will have the greatest impact in the wider community.

    Will Palmer  Vice-College Captain and member of the SRC

     

    Casual Clothes Day

    On Thursday 8th of August, the Student Representative Council (SRC) met to plan and arrange a number of upcoming events.

    The SRC has organised for a casual clothes day to be held on Wednesday, August 21st . The money raised through gold coin donations will go towards purchasing materials and tools for the College’s project on the Cape York Immersion Trip, as well as helping to support both the ‘Opening The Doors’ Foundation (FIRE Carriers Program) and the Indigenous Literacy Foundation. 

    A BBQ will also be run on the day, with the proceeds supporting the Year 11’s ‘Share the Dignity’ campaign. This campaign is focused on ensuring homeless women in the Geelong & Bellarine community can have access to sanitary items. Collection points have been placed in all homerooms and in each year level coordinator’s office. We encourage the donation of pads and or tampons, but if not able to do so, monetary donations can also be made and with these funds extra products will be purchased.

    In addition, the SRC is in the process of determining future fundraising opportunities for Term 4. 

    William Bothe  Year 11 SRC Representative

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