By Susan Scanlon
Students, staff and parents of St Joseph’s College Cunningham House joined forces to raise money for the Mary MacKillop Foundation’s Shoes & Socks 4 Kids in Regional Australia Program.
The day began with a House Liturgy in Ave Maria Chapel.
During this time, students from pre-primary to Year 12 had the opportunity, through scripture readings, music and prayer, to develop a deeper understanding of what it means to be a student of St Joseph’s College and, in particular, a member of Cunningham House.
A total of $649.85 was raised for the Mary Mackillop Foundation by students donating a gold coin to dress in green and gold for the day.
Green and gold jelly-cups, supplied by parents, were also sold from the canteen during recess and lunch, with proceeds being added to the Shoes & Socks 4 Kids program.
To add some fun to the green and gold day and in the spirit of the London Olympics students from pre-primary to Year 12 lined up in their four respective houses for a whole school tunnel ball challenge.
This event was enjoyed by both staff and students with the tunnels being approximately 160 students long.
The real winners on the day, however, are the children throughout Australia who will benefit from new shoes and socks.
The Mary MacKillop Foundation was founded by the Sisters of St Joseph.