Students pitching in to support others
Lights and socks wear well
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.
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.