Around the Schools

Living faith through action

St Vincent de Paul help thousands of people in need each year and our school communities often run initiatives to support their good work. Our Vinnies groups have been very active recently collecting much-needed donations of funds, clothing and food.

The Vinnies group at St Patrick’s College strutted their (eclectic) stuff recently as part of an initiative to collect used clothing to donate to the St Vincent de Paul Society. Year 7 also students contributed to the cause with hundreds of items of pre-loved clothing being brought in over the week. The Vinnies group were then only too happy to show off their haul in a fabulous fashion show.

Sporting fashions of a different kind, Corpus Christi Catholic School’s Grade 6 Mini-Vinnies organised for students to wear their pyjamas to school! The pyjama day raised $500 and the school community also collected a massive 140 bags worth of blankets and coats for St Vincent de Paul.

Students and families of Sacred Heart Catholic School in Ulverstone devoted their Term Two fundraising efforts to a food drive. Having collected hundreds of food items during the term, representatives from St Vincent de Paul were asked to the School to receive the donation and no doubt provide some extra hands to help transport all the crates of food!


Don Bosco Creative Arts Centre

The impressive Don Bosco Creative Arts Centre at the Glenorchy Campus of Guilford Young College was opened to an appreciative crowd in late June. The Centre, the feature of which is a 635 seat auditorium, will enable the delivery of a suite of senior secondary courses spanning the arts, technology, design, media and vocational education, and provide a learning and entertainment hub for the benefit of southern schools and colleges, and the broader community. The Centre provided ample space for a cast of 50 students in their recent performance of The Music Man.