Sophie Goodie (Year 13) has shown dedication and hard work to raise an incredible $2240 for the Ben Gough Family Theatre by selling 224 packets of her handmade hair scrunchies in the uniform shop Thistles. She exceeded her goal of raising $2000, which has allowed her to donate a Theatre Seat to the new theatre.
Hundreds of our students and staff wore their favourite gumboots on ‘Gumboot Friday’ and donated in support of I AM HOPE, an important cause supporting young people’s mental health. Lunchtime entertainment was provided by the Agriculture Committee, featuring a sausage sizzle and an obstacle course challenge.
To celebrate Matariki, a hāngi was put down on Monday 5 July at the College. The fire was lit at 6.00am, the hāngi put down at 10.00am and uplifted at 3.20pm to be served. All Te Reo Māori students helped in different stages throughout the day while also having their scheduled classes in a makeshift classroom next to the hāngi pit. Students from the Māori and Pasifika group were also on hand to help.
Staff members, Pete Westrupp, Wade Parata, Jono Oxley, Lauren Wilkes, Trent Harris and Maia Westrupp, all played a big part in the success of the hāngi.
Over the last few months, the Preparatory School has made significant donations of sports gear to The EPIC Sports Project, including 100 soccer balls, numerous hockey sticks, sports shoes, and other sports equipment. These donations have allowed many children an opportunity to play the sports that they love.
Students from tutor group 12IMO delivered sports equipment donated by class members to Casebrook Intermediate School, as part of a ‘Random Acts of Kindness’ challenge issued by Year 12 Dean, Sarah Bishop, during Term 1.
The Year 10 classes completed their child minding Red Cross First Aid Certificate which count towards their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award. During the full-day course, they took part in a mix of theory and practical exercises, along with a written component. The students enjoyed developing their knowledge of CPR and responding to emergencies.
A group of six St Andrew’s College students from the Sustainability Council, took part in the School Strike 4 Climate event in Christchurch alongside thousands of other students. The students marched from Cathedral Square to the Christchurch City Council building where they spoke with Christchurch Mayor, Lianne Dalziel. The strikers laid out a set of demands including a push for more available, cheaper public transport, and the ceasing of the Tarras Airport project.
A group of 18 prefects spent an afternoon planting trees at the Christchurch Adventure Park as part of a Community Service project.
A group of Community Service students attended the World Vision Leadership Conference with a focus on preparing the students to facilitate the 40 Hour Famine fundraising for 2021. The students listened to inspirational speakers who shared how the 40 Hour Famine fundraising efforts over the years has positively impacted many around the globe. It challenged the students to think about their responsibility to support and help others less fortunate than themselves.
As part of a leadership journey, students from class 8S took part in a community project at Richmond Community Gardens. They spent the day extending the Red Zone fruit tree understories, spreading mulch and compost in the fungi farm, as well as weeding, tidying, turning over the Four Maiden’s berm planting, and sweeping paths. The students took on the challenge positively, and demonstrated leadership, as they learnt new skills and met new people.
Our students have been involved in some exciting community and service initiatives.