On the second last day of the school year, our secondary students participated in our annual Service Day. It’s a day full of opportunities to help both the school community, and the wider Wollongong community. Here’s a glimpse of some of what our students were up to on the day.
Nine Year 10 and 11 girls accompanied Mrs Greaves to the Salvos Store, where they packed shelves, sorted stock and generally made themselves useful all day. The staff was most appreciative at what is an increasingly busy time of year with dwindling volunteer staff available. Great job, girls!
Thank you for all the donations of second hand clothes and food items sent to school. We were able to donate a boot full of sorted clothes to Paying it Forward Wollongong, post a huge bag of summer clothes to our friends at Gawa Christian School and pack 12 food hampers for Paying it Forward Wollongong. This group had an amazing day working together to bless others. A highlight was hearing from Karyn from Paying it Forward Wollongong about her organisation, how it began and the wonderful things it does for our community in the Illawarra. Thank you again to the ICS community for your support, which enabled this project to succeed.
A team of students headed to the school kitchens and spent the day channelling their inner-Jamie Oliver as they cooked a supply of meals to be handed out to families in need of emergency relief.
Many teams of students at school spent the day helping out moving furniture, cleaning, as well as reorganising supplies and storage spaces. And since an army marches on its stomach, we put together a big sausage sizzle lunch for them to keep them going. Money raised on the day will go towards the Eliachim Fund.