St Patrick’s College held its second Winter Sleep Out on 4 June. There were over 50 girls who attended from all year groups. Many girls who came on the night expressed their willingness to experience a 'night out’ in solidarity for the families who are homeless.
The Social Justice Group, in particular, Rachel N, our fearless Social Justice leader and her Year 12 team put on a great night. This included trivia, a lip sync battle and mindful colouring along with a very informative guest speaker from Vinnies and a beautiful liturgy. The girls who slept out were sponsored and this money will be well received when we donate it to our local Vinnies chapter. The students watched an inspiring movie towards bed time and then slept on the floors of the classrooms. The girls woke to a very cold morning, a simple breakfast and then had to engage in school based activities on the Tuesday.
As we move to the colder part of winter, may we remember the families and especially the children who are without a home, and reflect on how fortunate we are. Please continue to donate pre-loved winter clothing and blankets to our Winter Appeal which will conclude at the end of this term.
Maria Boulatsakos - Organising Teacher