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Community and Service

Regulus // Issue 2 // August 2022

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A group of Year 12 students stand outside Senior College holding boxes as they smile for a photo.

Year 12 SBA with the food they collected.

City Mission Can Drive

The Year 12 SBA tutor group’s Can Drive Community Service project collected 149 cans for the City Mission Food Bank.Community Service Fundraiser

As part of a Community Service fundraiser across all Year 12 tutor groups during Terms 2 and 3, Year 12 tutors and Dean, Donna Jones, worked as a team on cutting, sanding, drilling, and staining beautiful wood, creating propagation stations to sell and generate funds for the Cholmondeley Children’s Home.

Eco-Action Community Planting Day

On Sunday 29 May, a group of Sustainability Council members and Silver and Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award students, together with other schools and community groups, planted 3000 native trees near the QEII Red Zone. The Eco-Action Trust involves multiple schools raising seedlings at school nurseries, harvesting them, and planting them in the Red Zone. The community planting days have been a huge success with over 33,000 trees planted over the five years of operation. In time, the plants will form a corridor for native birds to return to the Christchurch city centre.

Emerging Ethnic Leaders

Lynonahdolphin Tausa and Maia Columbus (both Year 13) were recognised for their selection as St Andrew’s College Emerging Ethnic Leaders to attend an inaugural breakfast with representatives from 22 secondary schools across Christchurch.

A group of Year 9 students are running around the edge of the field.

Year 9 students participating in the ‘walk for water’.

40-Hour Famine

The Community Service team has been coming up with various fundraising events to help reach their target of $20,000 for this year’s 40-hour Famine. The money raised will provide clean water for underprivileged communities. At the end of Term 2, Year 9 students were sponsored in a ‘walk for water’ where they walked or ran as many laps of the rugby field as possible in 40 minutes. Year 10 students had a rowing challenge, where they rowed as many kilometres as they could in 40 minutes to raise funds.

Our students' most recent involvement in community service initiatives.