St Aug’s re­mem­bers stu­dent lost to asthma

Kyabram Free Press - - WHAT'S ON - By Char­mayne Al­li­son

ST AU­GUS­TINE’S stu­dents dressed in blue re­cently as part of Asthma Aware­ness Week.

And the day also served to com­mem­o­rate the first an­niver­sary of the death of beloved stu­dent Ro­man Lu­vara, who was just 10 years old when he lost his life to asthma.

“Like all stu­dents, Ro­man played a key role in the his­tory of the col­lege,” deputy prin­ci­pal Minda Van Eyk said.

“He was a beloved son, friend and stu­dent and his pic­ture in the grades three/ four class­room is a daily re­minder to love and live life.”

Dress­ing in blue on Septem­ber 5, stu­dents and staff also gave gen­er­ously to Asthma Aus­tralia, rais­ing more than $600 for a cause close to the col­lege’s heart.

“This day is im­por­tant be­cause it raises aware­ness of the im­pact asthma can have, as well as sup­port­ing Asthma Aus­tralia in fur­ther re­search,” Ms Van Eyk said.

“We also used the week to ed­u­cate stu­dents around asthma man­age­ment.

“We want to thank ev­ery­one who dressed in blue and do­nated to this spe­cial cause.”

To give to Asthma Aus­tralia, visit www.asth­maaus­tralia.org.au/na­tional/sup­port-us/do­nate

Tahlia Hub­ble, Char­lotte Gre­aly and Kai­lyn Pyke.

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