>>Christmas hampers 

On the first morning after the call went out, donations of goods began to appear under the Christmas tree in the school foyer.  The pile grew steadily each day until the corner of the foyer was filled.  James from the Dandenong branch of St. Vincent de Paul Society said these items will make a difference to those in need this Christmas and be gratefully received.   We thank everyone who contributed, and the volunteers from St. Vincent de Paul who will be distributing the goods over the coming weeks.

>> Advent Wreath Making

A group of Harkaway mothers enjoyed a wreath making workshop hosted by Jane O’Connor.  Jane runs the Maker’s Table, which runs creative workshops for women.  The workshop was a chance to enjoy each other’s company while creating wreaths for the season of Advent from fresh foliage and flowers.

>> Theme parks in 3/4 Boys

Each class in the school enjoyed paying a visit to 3/4 Boys this week to see the results of their theme park project.  Students were able to ask about the student’s designs and the process of creating their theme park.   Now that they are complete, students will take home their finished work. Well done boys!

>>  3/4 Girls news

In Geography, 3/4 Girls researched the countries of Japan, Indonesia and China and presented their findings to fellow classmates.

When electricity to the college was cut off recently for maintenance works, the students took the opportunity to play good old fashioned board games.

>>  Joey visit

Senior students were treated to a visit by Charlotte’s father who brought in a rescued joey that the family is raising.  The joey is at home at their property and is hand-fed powdered milk.  We thank them for bringing in the little joey!

>>  Prep S news

The Preps have been learning all about Narratives this Term and have worked hard to write their own stories. We are so proud of them!

>> Cross Country

Despite the threat of rain, the Cross Country event went ahead in the afternoon and was enjoyed by all.  Competitors were cheered on by supporters and plenty of team spirit was in the air.  Congratulations to all students who competed and showed perseverance and sportsmanship on the day. Thank you to those parents who helped on the day and to Mr Tilley and Penelope Eltman for their work in organising this event.  The school community raised $6500, which is a tremendous effort.