The Knitting Group (now in its 13th year) resumed on 28 February with 43 members attending the first meeting. It was wonderful to see the number of new Year 7 students joining the group. Students will knit squares that will be put together into blankets for local welfare cases attended to by the St Vincent de Paul Society. Students also have the option of knitting scarves. We had a display for Open Day and many of our brochures were taken by prospective students.
Open Day Display
We have started the year with five blankets already assembled by our volunteer helpers Ms Lorraine St John and Mrs Maureen O'Brien using squares knitted in 2018. Our volunteer helpers consist of past staff members Ms Lorraine St John, Mrs Maxine Evans, Mrs Maureen McCann, Mrs Shirley Mills, Mrs Maureen O'Brien, Mrs Janine McLeod and friend of the College, Mrs Cathy Johnson. We are indebted to these ladies who give up their own time to attend and knit and assemble blankets at home. Campbelltown Council presented these volunteers with the 'Gift of Time' certificate in December 2018.
We welcome donations of squares or wool/needles to our group. If you know somebody who would like to knit squares, we cast on 50 stitches and knit in garter stitch.
Fran Musico Rullo - HSIE Teacher