Winter Appeal Marist Regional College  

Last week, we started our Vinnies Winter Appeal which will be ongoing for the next 3 weeks.  We are aiming to obtain as many winter items as possible to help support our local community.  We are after beanies, gloves, scarves, blankets and jumpers which can be brought into Year Level Coordinators or Pastoral Care teachers to be added to our bins.  We are after community donations at this time and would be happy to accept any of these items at the main office.   

Vinnies Winter Appeal TAS 

We would like to be able to tell you that the call for help from Vinnies is less than in past years. Sadly, the opposite is true. More than ever before, there are Tasmanians in need who require support. People who have never asked for assistance in the past are calling on Vinnies for help for the first time, which is why they are so desperately calling for your help and generosity today. 

Follow the link below to make a monetary donation: 

Community Sleepout 

This year, Marist Regional College will be holding a Community Sleepout here at the College.  The evening will be held in the quadrangle with many different activities being run on the night.  St Vincent De Paul will bring the Vinnies Van in to feed those who are sleeping out for an authentic experience of sleeping rough.  More information regarding events on the night, starting and finishing times and what to bring, will be shared in meetings and letters in the coming days.  

The Vinnies Community Sleepout allows participants to get a glimpse of the realities of homeless people and those at risk of homelessness, by sleeping rough for one, cold winter night. Vinnies Community Sleepout provides a unique insight into the complex and life-changing disruptions faced by people experiencing homelessness and disadvantage. The annual event encourages community members to gain a deeper understanding of the issues. This is a virtual event where community members – from CEOs to school children – can participate either at home, at an organised event, or online. There will be a range of guest speakers throughout the night, as well as recommended activities to allow participants to achieve the full experience. 

The evening can be attended by Year 10, 11 and 12 students through a sign-up process which has begun.  Please see Mr Johnstone or Sophia if you wish to be involved. 


Mr Sam Johnstone 

Director of Mission & Faith