Prayers and Pjs and Orange Sky visit

As a team we would like to thank you again for braving the cold to come to our Prayers in Pjs night. It was fabulous to see the children so enthusiastic and enjoying the three activities we had prepared. The donations made will be greatly appreciated by St Vincent De Paul and collected by the end of the term.

In light of our topic ‘Our Community’ the children have been exploring the members of Jesus’ community. Our children will come to realise that they too are disciples of Jesus. A disciple is a person who serve others. We asked particular ‘disciples’ to come and tell us how they serve others in our community.

As a part of our learning we organised Orange sky to visit on the 26th June. Orange Sky Laundry is the world’s first free mobile laundry service for the homeless. Starting in the streets of Brisbane, Orange Sky has now grown to 11 services across Australia in Brisbane, Canberra, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Sydney, Sunshine Coast, Perth, Adelaide, SE Melbourne, Wollongong and Hobart. Orange Sky Laundry now does over 6.9 tonnes of laundry every week.

However most importantly, has over 1,300 hours of positive and genuine conversations every week. To be a disciple of Jesus, the children will learn that talking with others is a way to ‘serve’ our community.

On the visit, the volunteers will show the children the van they use in order to assist the homeless to wash their clothes for free. In each van there are two washing machines and two dryers.

On the last day of term, the SRC will be fundraising for this organisation. This is a fabulous idea and our Foundation children will be able to make connections with their learning with this event.

The children are to wear casual clothes and bring a gold coin donation. Activities such as Balloon Pop, Coloured hair spray (at recess), Just Dance! (at lunch) are all 50 cent.

How many lollies in the jar?   50c a guess and 3 for $1.

Zooper Doopers are $1 for a full and 50c for half.

God bless and have a wonderful week.

The Foundation Team

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