Refugee Week

Refugee Week at St Andrew’s School was an opportunity for all staff and students to consider the plight of refugees around the world and how we can take action to support refugees in our community.

Resources were provided for all classes to explore issues surrounding refugees and further their understanding.

Refugee Week assembly allowed CARE Club to explain the concept of refugees to all children and celebrate the efforts of our school community in raising approximately $800.00 for the Australian Refugee Association.

Ms Chelsea Thomas, who volunteers for the Australian Refugee Association accepted the donation with much gratitude, explaining how it would be used to assist refugee families in Adelaide. Ms Thomas also spoke with the Year 6 students about the work of the Australian Refugee Association. The children were captivated and generated thoughtful and specific questions for her to consider.

Our Can Drive in support of Anglicare and refugees in our community was a huge success! We raised over 1000 cans and created some amazing can sculptures! Congratulations to 3W for winning the can sculpting competition with their ‘Friend – ship’ and special mention to Year 6 for their Australia and the Can States and Territories (including Can – berra!). Volunteers at Anglicare’s emergency crisis centre, The Magdalene Centre were thrilled with our donations.

During our weekly Church service, Tammy Rees, from Anglicare, spoke with the children about how Anglicare helps refugees in our community.

Thanks again to the generosity of the St Andrew’s community in helping refugee families.

Cerys Phillips
Coordinator of Diversity and Equity