Nā te Kaiwhakahaere o tō tātou whakapono / From the DRS

Vinnies Give a Gift Appeal
Every year the Saint Vincent de Paul Society runs a Christmas Grotto at their Stanmore road shop. Last year our school, along with others in Christchurch, contributed to enabling Vinnies to provide gifts to:
• 673 Children
• 292 Adults
• 142+ Families
• Families supported by 2 Agencies – Battered Wives Christchurch and STAND Agency.
• Families supported by Hospital Chaplains over Christmas.
• Gifts were also included in Christmas Food Parcels that were packed and delivered the week before Christmas to over 200 houses.

Vinnies are appealing again to our school for donations of new (or good quality second hand), unwrapped gifts for children and young adults aged between 0-20. Over the next two weeks we will be collecting gifts at school, with the last day for donations being Friday 18th November.

Thank you very much for your support and generosity!