St Vincent de Paul Food Drive 

Over the course of Lent, our school community has been working hard to collect non-perishable items that can be donated to St Vincent de Paul, Burnie.  We have dedicated the time during Lent to come together and collect much needed grocery type items that can help local families during the Easter break.  Over the last 5 weeks we have worked hard to fill four wheelie bins full of items for Vinnies to collect before Easter.  The idea was that each of our four “House” groups would have a wheelie bin and aim to fill it.  The winning house would receive 1000 House Shield points 700, 500, 200 would go to 2nd, 3rd and 4th. It has been pleasing to see each year level get behind this great cause and work together with Pastoral Care teachers to gather as many goods per class as possible. Jacob Riley from St Vincent de Paul Youth came in for the handover of the goods and was so grateful for what the school had done with the non-perishable drive.  McAuley house was the eventual winner having nearly filled a large wheelie bin full of goods for delivery, while Chanel came in second, Frayne in third and Colin rounded out proceedings in fourth.  Talking with Jacob who came and chatted to our Year 7s, he mentioned the huge difference this would make to families in our local community.  Lastly, I would personally like to thank all those who donated items as you have all made a difference in helping someone else which is an amazing thing to be able to do.  

Happy Easter to all families at the College may you all be blessed and have a loving, safe and relaxing time over the Easter break. 

Mr Sam Johnstone 

Director of Mission & Faith