Sunshine Coast Daily

Valley schools get behind bushfire appeal

  •  IN THE aftermath of the horrific bushfires in Victoria, Cowper Public School has had some generous children bring along some money to donate to the Red Cross appeal. Our flames target is going well and as soon as it is covered the money will be taken to the Commonwealth Bank to process.
  • ST JOSEPH'S Primary School in South Grafton held a 'Mufti Day' with a gold coin donation last Friday. 179 students raising a staggering amount of $752.75 for the bushfire appeal. A big thank you goes to all the families that gave so much, especially in these hard economic times, God Bless You All.
  • HARWOOD Island Public had a great response from all our families for the Bushfire Appeal in Victoria. $179.20 was banked at the Commonwealth and we would like to thank everyone for their generosity.
  •  THE newly elected 2009 Ulmarra Public School Parliament has been busy working on new projects. The Ministers for Welfare, Michael Sullivan and Braydon Connor organised a very successful Victorian Bushfire Appeal fundraiser with more than $360 being raised. Their idea was to cover the map of the State of Victoria painted under the COLA with coins. The response from the student body was so generous that they eventually covered Tasmania as well. Students held a minute's silence for bushfire victims as they stood around the collection map. Braydon and Michael were responsible for organising all notes sent home, reminder talks at assemblies and the collection of funds raised. A job well done ministers.
  •  THE staff and students of St Andrew's Christian School are to be congratulated on the $672 raised for the Victorian Bushfire Appeal. This money was raised at a school barbecue, Mufti Day and a Bushfire Collection Day.
  •  CONGRATULATIONS to all the Maclean Public students who raised $330 in donations on their mufti red, yellow and orange day for the Victorian Bush Fire Appeal. All money has been forwarded to SchoolAid where students can log on the site to learn how the funds will be allocated.
  •  MRS Deb Parkin a parent of St Mary's Primary and a National Parks and Wildlife Officer addressed the school assembly last Friday as part of the week of activities organised by students to raise money for the bushfire appeal. Mrs Parkin commended the children and their parents for their willingness to help others. She encouraged the children to recognise the how hard it is for the fire fighters. Year 6 student Molly Furlan said after wearing the protective clothing for only a short period of time, “I'm hot and all the really different materials feel weird.” Mrs Parkin reminded the children about being fire safe and to report all fires. The fund raising activities included a Jelly Bean Guessing Competition won by Cody Stephens, a cupcake stall and a crazy hair and mufti day when children could order hotdogs. The generous support of children and their parents added $1500 to the appeal.
  •  CONGRATULATIONS to Gulmarrad Public's students and their families who helped to raise $400 at the cake stall on Monday, February 16. This money will be donated to the Victorian Bush Fire Appeal. The Gulmarrad P&C Committee will donate a further $600 to this appeal making a total of $1000 that our school will donate to this very worthy cause. Well done to all and thank you.
  • GRAFTON High School staff and students showed an exceptional generosity in raising $3500 to assist victims of the terrifying Victorian bushfires. The SRC unanimously decided to donate all proceeds from last week's disco. Our student leaders also organised a “Black Friday” where students made a donation for the privilege of being out of uniform - wearing something black. Staff also pitched in generously at a special morning tea. As well as the financial donations many people contributed to fill two very large boxes with goods that will be used by the Variety club to help fill the gap in the lives of people who have lost everything.
  •  THANK you to students and families of Coutts Crossing Public who have donated money towards the Victorian Bushfire Appeal. Ms Crawley is co-ordinating the fundraising efforts for our school.
  •  LAST Thursday Wooli Public had our fundraiser for the bush fire appeal. Thank you to the SRC of Samantha, Tallon and Clay for assisting with this. The school raised $64 which will be sent to the Red Cross.
  •  ON FRIDAY Chatsworth Island Public joined with many other schools to raise money for the appeal to support the bushfire victims and their communities in Victoria. The children dressed in mufti and would like to thank everyone who supported this important fundraiser.
  •  CONGRATULATIONS to the families St Joseph's Maclean for your care and compassion. A very big thank you to the many parents and students who contributed to the bush fire appeal in Victoria. The school raised $737.05 and also sent many donations of toys, clothing and books to the people in need in Victoria. Well done on a tremendous effort.
  •  LAST week Westlawn Public held a fund raising event to aide the survivors of the Victorian bushfires. The students were allowed to come to school wearing mufti. We raised an amazing $940. Thank you to all the families that contributed to this worthwhile cause.
  •  LAST Friday the students of Gillwinga Public School participated in a mufti day organised by the Teacher's Federation as a fundraiser for the bushfire victims. The collected funds along with those funds to be raised at the family sausage sizzle and disco night will be sent to SchoolAid which is a website providing the opportunity for Australian primary school students to rapidly respond to urgent humanitarian situations affecting other children.
  •  GRAFTON Public's school community is to be congratulated for the enthusiastic response to the bush fire appeal. They collected 29 boxes of books which have been forwarded to the organisations responsible for distribution.
  •  ON FRIDAY Clarence Valley Anglican School Year Six students co-ordinated a Mufti Day with all proceeds going towards the Victorian Bush Fires Salvation Army Appeal. The whole Junior School made a marvellous effort and more than $500 was raised. It was a wonderful privilege for all of the school community to be able to combine together in this special way in order to be able to add our part to the great wave of compassion and hope being sent from all parts of our country to the people of Victoria.


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