NOW YOU SEE IT, NOW YOU DON’T

Year 12 student Thomas Garnett is known for, and proud of, his luscious locks but that’s all about to change. Thomas is making the big move to shave his head in the last week of term to raise money for the charity No Limits Perth. True to Thomas’ caring and friendly nature, the Alethea Captain selflessly put himself forward to lose his prized mane in order to help others through No Limits, which helps members of the community in crisis – restoring love, faith and hope with one random act of kindness at a time. Thomas would appreciate any help in raising funds for those less fortunate. Find out more here:https://www.gofundme.com/f/tom-shaves-his-head-for-no-limit…

SCHOOL SLEEP OUT

School students will swap their school bags for sleeping bags later this year for the annual Anglicare School Sleep out. Although St Stephen’s isn’t part of the Anglican Schools Commission, Anglicare were impressed by our commitment to giving back through our Service Learning arm that they extended the invitation for our community to experience sleeping rough for one night, to see how the more than 9000 West Australians who are homeless live. If you’re interested in forming or joining a St Stephen’s School team, go to www.anglicarewaschoolsleepout.org.au.

Our School team page is at: https://anglicarewaschoolsleepout.org.au/teamststephens

BACKPACK PROJECT

St Stephen’s School is working with Surf Dive ‘n Ski to donate 200 Billabong backpacks to UnitingCare West, which will assist children in our community who are unable to go to school with supplies needed for their education. Each Primary class and Secondary homeroom have a backpack to fill with supplies – take a look below to see what items your family can donate to those in need.

GIVING THANKS

On Wednesday evening, a group of St Stephen’s School students and staff recognised the outstanding work of WA Charity Direct at the organisation’s Annual Thank You Event. Our School has formed a valuable relationship with WACD over the past couple of years, partnering with them in their Schools Program initiative to help select a charity or cause to receive a $25,000 donation.

PAY IT FORWARD

Following a successful pilot program in 2017, St Stephen’s School was lucky enough to participate in WA Charity Direct‘s School Program again in 2018. Selected Year 8 Carramar and Duncraig students chose the Saba Rose Button Foundation as worthy recipients of a $25,000 donation from WA Charity Direct. Read more about this heart-warming project in the Joondalup Times.

Carramar and Duncraig students work with WA Charity Direct to award $25,000 donation

Homeless for a night

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be homeless for a night? Well here is your chance to experience sleeping out rough for a night and assisting a worthy cause at the same time. If sleeping rough is not your thing, you can attend the Manna Fundraising event until 10pm.

Manna is a well-established community charity who provides food and support to those in our community who are disadvantaged and vulnerable.

For more information Homeless for a Night