Holy Spirit alive in our Community

On Friday, 23 November, we held our Holy Spirit Fiesta Fundraiser.  Despite the high winds and relatively cool weather, everyone who was here on the day reported having a great day.  

We would like to thank our Year 4 and Year 6 committee members, who worked tirelessly, approaching various sporting and other organisations to ask for donations of time to run an activity, or donations that could be used for our raffle.  It was their efforts that enabled us to have such a diverse range of activities on the day - ranging from karate to music to football ...  and so much more.  Our key supporters on the day were:

  • NRL - Penrith Panthers and Parramatta Eels
  • AFL - GWS Giants
  • Soccer - Nepean FA 
  • Cricket - Sydney Thunder
  • Karate - GKR
  • Boot Camp - F45
  • Music - Mr Green
  • Netball - Mrs Viera
  • Dance - Mrs Barros

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Our children were so excited and engaged in their new learning on the day.  Here are some comments from some of our Year 1 students, who have been learning about powerful words in English.

  • I felt delighted and empowered because I got to try new things. I had the best day with my class and I hope we can do it again soon.  By Freya 
  • I felt elated because I got to do lots of fun activities.  By Maddison T 
  • I was excited and happy because there were lots of fun activities.  By Mia 
  • It was an amazing day because there was so much to do. I felt empowered because I got to do things that I had never done before.  By Sehajroop 

 

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Our Year 5 students also had a wonderful day, based on their recounts:

  • The day was amazing and everyone loved it. I would love for this to happen again and to top it off we had an amazing assembly. The day was perfectly planned and turned out awesome. Thank you for all who helped and for all who participated as it was one of the best days of my life.   By Aleks
  • I think this was the best fun day in 2018 ever. But the whole purpose of this was to raise money. Every child was given a sponsor card to take home and for every $5 they raised they received one raffle ticket. Then all the names were put into a box and drawn out for prizes.    By Jasmine

We would also like to thank all our supporters, who donated time, energy and a huge range of amazing raffle prizes.  Without your support this day would not have been possible. With your support we have raised over $10 000 to put towards technology.  Our children are still busily collecting money from their sponsors in order to have the best possible chance of winning one of the many prizes our very generous supporters have donated.  Our raffle will be drawn this week. 

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Prizes include:i-pad donated by St George

  • signed 2018/19 WSW jersey 
  • Hoyts $100 movie voucher (Carter family)
  • Google Home Assistant  (Brglevski family)
  • Telstra TV Device
  • Park Lane jewellery (Viera family)
  • Massage (Complete Body Dynamics) (Viera family)
  • Woolworths $50 voucher
  • Gift Pack (Cut and Colour Me Now)
  • Star Wars Trivial Pursuit
  • Wet ‘n’ Wild Day Pass x 2
  • $50 Credit towards a Birthday Party - Inflatable World St Marys
  • 1 month free membership at F45 St Marys
  • Unlimited Family Discovery Pass for Scenic World Blue Mountains
  • Bowling Pass x 2

  • Children’s Chess Set

  • Sam’s Pizza Vouchers x 20

  • $30 Voucher Mick T’s Clothing

  • Yates pack

  • Ripples 1 month membership

  • Body Shop Hamper

  • Taronga Zoo 2 x Adult Pass

  • WSW Soccer Ball

  • St Marys Band Club- Family Table Brasserie $20.00 Voucher x 2

  • Rocco’s Pizza - 2 x $20 vouchers

  • Family Pass - Early Start Discovery Space Wollongong x 3

  • Foodworks Hamper

... and one of our teachers, Ms Brooker, even ran into some young gentlemen she used to teach!

 

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Please go to our Gallery to see more images.

Click here to see some short video clips and student writing samples from the day.