On Tuesday we had a wonderful assembly run by the Year 3 students focusing on ‘Remembrance Day’. It was a moving presentation that brought both a realisation that it was real people and families that were involved in a very challenging event that lasted years, and that we owe a lot of what we have today to the bravery of those who fought. As we reflect on their sacrifice, we also think of those in our community who give of themselves, daily, in many ways - some by contributing financially, others by giving up their time to work as volunteers, some visible and some in the background, not often even recognized for the amazing things they do.
Our College has a variety of people that contribute in many ways whether that be in the classrooms as helpers, those who go on excursions with us, those who take photos, videos or drone material at events, those who listen to students read and others who cover books and glue work into early childhood students’ books. On Sports carnivals, we cannot do without the many helpers that make the day possible, and the Second Hand Uniform Shop is appreciated by many. We have volunteers involved in after-school programs such as sport, the Youth Group Club, the Enrichment Program, Games Club and the Aviation Program. Our Canteen is manned by a group of lovely parents who provide a menu with a variety of food to choose from on Fridays. All these volunteers do jobs that contribute so much to what we can offer our students, parents and school community.
Friends of MCC is a group of volunteers who plan and oversee bigger incentives and events, and in the process raise money which benefits the school in many ways. Friends of MCC arrange our ‘Meet, Greet and Eat’ event at the beginning of each year, as well as organize our Mother’s Day and Father’s Day stalls annually. This group provide a huge support across a range of other events by providing and arranging refreshments, and any other help required on the day. Friends of MCC raise funds in a variety of ways some of these being through Quiz nights, student Disco’s, Hot Cross Buns orders, Cookie Dough sales, Easter Baskets, Sausage Sizzles, Bakers Delight Easter and Christmas cakes and candles. The funds raised from these events, this year alone, enabled the Primary Campus to buy $3,000 worth of foundational reading books, eskies to use for our excursions, and outdoor toys for the Primary students (giant Jenga, giant Connect Four games and wooden Naughts and Crosses). Funds raised also benefited our Secondary Campus through the purchasing of a fridge, freezer and stainless-steel benches for the Secondary Canteen.
We want to take the opportunity to give a BIG thank you to all our volunteers. We are sincerely grateful for all of you and we cannot thank you enough.
We are hosting a Morning Tea at our Primary Campus on Tuesday 20 November, to celebrate the work our volunteers do in our school by thanking you all in person. Please join us, if you can, at 9:00 am in the Primary Campus Conference room.
Mrs. Antoinette Wilson