School digs deep to celebrate Christmas

St. Vincent de Paul collected a ute full of presents.

By Brendan Rees

Over the Christmas season, students from Lynbrook’s St Francis de Sales Primary School gathered food hampers and gifts to bring Christmas joy to those in need.

Grade 5 and 6 students of the Pastoral Care Team, also known as the Mini Vinnies collected gifts, foot items, and toiletries from the school community which were placed under a Giving Tree.

Eighteen classes had the task of filling a hamper which were donated to St. Vincent de Paul at St. Kevin’s Parish in Hampton Park Society on 18 December for distribution to the community.

Teacher Giuliana Faiola said “Congratulations to the St Francis de Sales community and the Mini Vinnies group for all their efforts in collecting hamper items and Christmas gifts to help all those less fortunate to celebrate Christmas.”

The school also held a Socktober Day last October where students donned their favourite colourful socks to raise $650 for the Catholic Mission to help build a school in Myanmar (Burma).

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