Stu­dents pitch­ing in to sup­port oth­ers

Lights and socks wear well

Stanthorpe Border Post - - NIE | HIGH SCHOOL HIGHLIGHTS -

THE fourth an­nual Light the Night leukaemia fundraiser was held on Oc­to­ber 19.

De­spite the un­pre­dictable weather and the change of venue that af­ter­noon to the St Joseph’s Bathersby Cen­tre, the event was a huge suc­cess.

Tal­ented artists in­clud­ing Mor­wenna Harslett, Belinda Lis­ter, Es­ther Plath, David and Sarah Hume pro­vided a va­ri­ety of en­ter­tain­ment cre­at­ing a won­der­ful at­mos­phere.

This year, the St Joseph’s Choir made their Light the Night de­but and de­lighted the au­di­ence. Led by Mrs Jo Barker, the stu­dents en­ter­tained the crowd with their an­gelic voices.

They sang a num­ber of beau­ti­ful songs that they had been en­thu­si­as­ti­cally prac­tis­ing dur­ing their lunch breaks.

To kick off the of­fi­cial cer­e­mony, the lights were turned off in the Bathersby Cen­tre and Jo de­lighted on­look­ers with her song

Flash­light, sur­rounded by the choir sway­ing their lit torches in the dark to add an ex­tra spe­cial touch.

Light the Night co-or­di­na­tors Stu­art and Angie Sims would like to ex­tend a huge thank you to the par­ents of th­ese stu­dents who en­abled them to be part of this spe­cial com­mu­nity event.

The in­volve­ment of the St Joseph’s Choir added an­other spe­cial el­e­ment to the evening.

Thank you also to Cooper Wren for cap­tur­ing the mag­i­cal mo­ments on his drone when the lanterns were lit in hon­our of those we re­mem­ber, and for those we sup­port dur­ing their leukaemia and blood can­cer jour­ney.

Sock­to­ber fun

CRAZY Sock Day was a sight to be­hold when St Joseph’s stu­dents wore their most weird, won­der­ful and crazy socks to school.

It was all in the name of fun and fundrais­ing to con­trib­ute to the ed­u­ca­tion of chil­dren liv­ing in im­pov­er­ished coun­tries.

The ini­tia­tive was taken by Year 12 stu­dent Anika Spiller who de­cided to pro­mote her Mercy value of “dig­nity” through hold­ing a crazy sock day for


Sock­to­ber is an ini­tia­tive of Catholic Mis­sion, where fun ac­tiv­i­ties re­lat­ing to socks are held for fundrais­ing pur­poses in Oc­to­ber.

This year the fo­cus was on rais­ing money for ed­u­ca­tion of chil­dren in im­pov­er­ished coun­tries such as Myan­mar. The fo­cus was also on train­ing teach­ers to ed­u­cate stu­dents.

St Joseph’s stu­dents par­tic­i­pated by wear­ing crazy socks and pro­vid­ing gold coin do­na­tions.


SOCK IT TO THEM: Crazy Sock Day was a big suc­cess at St Joey’s.

Stu­dents per­form at the Light the Night fundraiser.

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