- Principal's Message
- Red Class
- Yellow Class
- Orange Class
- Green Class
- Purple Class
- Pink Class
- Blue Class
- White Class
- S-Green Class
- S-Orange Class
- S-Red Class
- S-Blue Class
- S-Yellow Class
- Notes from Nurse Julie
- SSS Kitchen Garden Program
- School Assembly
- School Association
- 2019 Leaver's Dinner
- ABC Giving Tree
Dear Southern Support School Community,
A special guest correspondent for this newsletter – Louise Rickwood AST.
What better way to finish to the 2019 school year than with a market that brought together our whole community to celebrate International Day for People with Disability. The Out of the Box Market was a vibrant and unique market and the constant buzz on the day filled the school with excitement and positivity. There were over 25 stalls all run by people living with disability, including present and past students, showcasing their microbusinesses and post school occupations. Staff, parents and students all pulled together with a huge team effort to make this day a success raising over $3000 to go directly towards resources for our students. I would like to make a special shout out to Clarence City Council, The Lions Club of Clarence and the Rotary Club of Howrah for their support both on the day and in the organisation phase. I would also like to thank the following stallholders for coming along on the day and being a part of such a wonderful celebration:
|Southern Support School staff and students||Southern Support School Association||Little Mr Potato Head|
|Langford Support Services||Que Sera Sera Coffee||Startupvolt – Graeme Finlayson|
|Asha Martin – The Blind Beader||Jenny Wiggins – Greeting cards||Nexus|
|Shane MacKay – Wooden toys||Training Buddies||Frankster Deliveries – McHenry’s Sloe Paste|
|TADTAS – Freedom Wheels||Rachael Kelly – Tie dye t-shirts||Alf Archer – woodwork|
|Life without Barriers||Heartfelt Hues – artwork||Paraquad|
|Mission Australia||Uniting||BrightStars Dance Troupe|
|Lloyd Branch - Plants||Clarence City Council Access Program||Second Echo|
|Alley Kattz - Candles and Wax Melts||Two Dogs Dog Treats|
Another major event to finish up this term was our annual Leaver's Dinner. Our leavers all had a fantastic night and we wish them all the best for exciting times to come. Farewell to:
|Harvey Robson||Laura Roberts||Tomas Langley||Eliza King|
|Josie Holdsworth||Rhianna Good||Rochelle Freeman||Michael Ferraro|
|Stephen Baines||Jayden Carlson-Lowe||Dylan Beauchamp|
I would like to wish the entire Southern Support School community a safe and happy Christmas, New Year and holiday period.
The final day for students is
Thursday 19th December 2019
School resumes for students on Wednesday 5th February 2020.
SCHOOL UNIFORM SHOP
OPENING HOURS PRIOR TO SCHOOL RESUMING
Thursday 30th Jan & Friday 31st Jan 2020
12.00pm - 2.00pm
The school uniform shop is run by the School Association.
It is located in the senior campus
(across the carpark from the junior campus)
Stay informed about our school on the Southern Support School, and the Southern Support School Association Facebook page
For all student absences, the school can be contacted from 7.30am on 6165 6200.
You can also text the school mobile on 0407 872 423, or notify us via the Schoolzine app.
School Terms for 2020 are:
Term 1: Wednesday 5th February - Thursday 9th April
(Thursday 9th April is a student free day - Moderation day)
Term 2: Monday 27th April - Friday 3rd July
Term 3: Monday 20th July - Friday 25 September
(Monday 20th July is a student free day - Staff PL)
Term 4: Monday 12th October - Thursday 17th December
(Friday 23rd October is a student free day - Staff PL)
The Christmas season has arrived in Red class!
We have been very busy creating spreading glitter and making our Christmas decorations and cards. We recently enjoyed our trip to the Play House Theatre to see a Christmas Pantomime. For some students this was their first excursion on the bus and the excitement and joy for all the students was wonderful. We have also been having a productive time in the kitchen garden developing our skills to collect the eggs and whisking them to make cheesy frittatas.
In art we have been modelling with clay, making our 3D Christmas tree decorations and decorating them in Christmas colours. We have continued our trips to the park, using the time to practise using our communication devices and developing our transition skills.
It is at this time of year, when we are writing reports, we have found ourselves reflecting upon the wonderful progress that our students have made in achieving many of their goals.
We wish everyone a Merry Christmas and we hope all our families stay safe and have a restful and happy holiday.
Anna, Anita & the Red Class Team
It’s starting to look a lot like Christmas in Yellow Class!
We have been reading a new Christmas themed book Olivia Helps with Christmas by Ian Falconer. The book is all about the mischief and mayhem Olivia gets up as she gets into the Christmas spirit. She has presents to wrap, ornaments to hang on the tree, snowpigs to build and Christmas carols to sing.
We have begun making Christmas crafts, decorating gingerbread men, making edible snowman bark and Christmas bauble cookies.
We have had an amazing year in Yellow Class! Every student has made such awesome progress, kicking goals left and right.
Ella has done an amazing job of walking, taking steps independently.
Leo has become independent at mealtimes and can use his PODD to say two word utterances.
Benji has become very independent at mealtimes and in self-care activities.
Ronan has been wearing his hearing aid for increasing amounts of time, some days he will wear it for the whole day.
Cody has become very independent at mealtimes and has been wearing his glasses for increasing lengths of time each day.
Chelsea has become increasingly proficient at using her communication device and has developed new interest in the classroom toys and activities.
Noah has become very independent in his work skills, graduating to draws for work tasks.
We hope you all enjoy a happy and safe holiday and we look forward to seeing you all in the New Year!
Jenna, Suzanne & the Yellow Class Team
It’s the last few weeks before the Christmas holidays and what a great time Orange class has had. We have been busy making lots of Christmas crafts including using stamps to create beautiful stockings.
We have loved reading the story Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and making Rudolph faces using forks to create the fur.
In Science we have been creating baubles using paint and the spinner to get a splat-like effect. You can see these on our Christmas tree wall display in class. We have also been observing bath bombs and watching the reaction in water.
As the weather has been getting better we have enjoyed getting out on the bikes and practicing our riding skills around the bike track.
We have also enjoyed our community learning visits to Lindisfarne and are looking forward to our trip to Supatramp trampoline park in Moonah on Friday 13th.
We are continuing to work hard on our tasks in literacy and numeracy and some of the students are trying out a new game called Maths Seeds on the class interactive whiteboard.
Next week, we will be having a class party with nibbles and sensory play to celebrate everything we have achieved throughout the year!
Rachel & the Orange Class Team
What a year Green Class has had, there has certainly never been a dull moment in Green Class this year. We have had countless bus trips all over the place from parks to museums. We have been very busy the last few weeks.
The Green Class students said goodbye to Hannah and Ava, our Young Leaders of Tasmania students from Bellerive Primary School. They worked mostly with Matilda and Evelyn throughout year but were fantastic role models and friends to all the students.
All students have achieved some great things in 2019:
Noah - Some fantastic improvements in transitioning around the school and out in the community.
Evelyn - Her speech development has progressed throughout the year significantly, she is now verbalising 4+ word requests or sentences.
Matilda - Her ability to communicate using her PODD book and interact with staff for long periods of time, which has been fantastic.
Haily - Is now able to skip, jump, hop, climb difficult equipment, run faster forwards and backwards which are all new motor skills developed just this year.
Rose - She has really settled into Southern Support School way of life and comes in with a smile on her face each week. It has been so nice to see how well she has coped with such a big transition.
Ugo - Has become a vocal member of Green Class. He comes into the classroom with a big smile most days and has been trying really hard to communicate in a range of different ways.
Mary - Is now taking up to 12 steps in a row independently which is a huge achievement for her this year.
Krystle - Has been working hard on her weight bearing and interactions with others this year. She has done a wonderful job at both of these things this year.
Wishing everyone a happy and safe Christmas and a well-deserved break.
Ella & the Green Class Team
2019 has been an amazing year in Purple Class! I commend each and every Purple Class student on all of their remarkable achievements this year. For our final newsletter, I would like to mention some things that each student are amazing at:
Finley is an amazing speller and so talented at using LAMP that he teaches us how to find words.
Cooper is amazing at making beautiful works of art and has an excellent sense of humour that he cleverly shares through PODD.
Izayah is an amazing verbal communicator and excellent climber who can conquer the tallest climbing frames.
Ryan is amazing at shopping at the supermarket and brilliant at playing instruments in music lessons.
Kye is an amazing verbal communicator and loves reciting his favourite books.
James is amazing at doing all of his work jobs independently and a talented artist.
Shelby is amazing at writing his name and he loves to entertain the class with switching games.
Cambell is an amazing swimmer and demonstrated great resilience settling in to a new school.
I would like to say a big thank you to our wonderful parents for all their support over the year. They have made teaching so much easier, with all of their hard work behind the scenes. I would also like to say thanks to the amazing purple class team, who have worked tirelessly to create the best learning environment possible for the Purple Class boys. With thanks to Kelly, Bianca, Helen and Michi for supporting our students to achieve their goals.
It has been my privilege, and an absolute pleasure to teach the truly amazing Purple Class boys in 2018 and 2019. I wish them all the very best for the future.
Denise & the Purple Class Team
What a fantastic year we have had in pink class. All the students have made great friends within the class and it has been a pleasure to watch them interact with one another. I would like to thank all students for their hard work and commitment to achieving success this year. I would also like to thank the amazing pink class team - Monica, Liz, Kristie and Bray, as well as all the other teachers that work with the students.
We wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a relaxing break and look forward to seeing you all next year.
Amy & the Pink Class Team
This is our last newsletter for the year; I cannot believe how fast the year has gone. I would firstly like to thank our teacher assistants Bettina, Agi and Nadine who have worked extremely hard all year in making sure our students achieved their educational, emotional and social goals. So thank you, I am very grateful for your dedication and work ethic to all our students.
Secondly, it has been an absolute honour to teach Blue Class this year. I am so proud of all the students with all their achievements they have made; it has been heart-warming and delightful to see the progress they have made. I would like to mention some of the amazing things that the students have achieved.
Jayden is using different pathways in his PODD to express his needs and wants as well as to talk about his interests.
Aaron is using his Proloque2go to communicate how he feels as well as his wants.
Katelin is using Lamp with a 5-step process to communicate her needs and how she feels along with greeting members of Blue Class.
Harry is using Touch Chat to greet all members of the classroom and using a 5-step procedure to ask for help.
Jessica and Kayla have both been able to select between two visuals to make a choice of a preferred book, song or food.
Freya has become more confident and willing to participate in all activities. I am very sad yet happy that Freya is leaving us next year; we would like to wish Freya all the best for High School.
Lastly, this term has been all about consolidating our skills and Christmas. The students have been making gifts, arts and crafts, listening to Christmas carols and stories.
I would like to wish all the students and their families a happy and safe Christmas and an amazing New Year.
Bec & the Blue Class Team
This year is quickly drawing to a close and before we know it, it will be time to say goodbye to 2019. The boys in White class have continued their great progress during term 4. Soon it will be time for them to relax and spend some time with their families.
Matty is getting into the festive spirit by putting on a Christmas hat. Malakai made a beautiful bird house in wood work. He was so proud of his work and showed it at assembly during show and share.
We continued our Science lessons each week by experimenting with colours. The students love engaging with the hands-on experiments. Marcus showed us his work with using bicarbonate of soda, food colouring and dishwashing liquid. What a colourful outcome!
We also enjoyed going to the bike track to test out the different tri-cycles and scooters. Ethan chose the blue scooter to practise his skills. Part of our weekly program is activities in the garden. Brodie’s job was to check for eggs and feed the chickens. It looks like one of the chickens needed a cuddle.
Thanks for a fantastic year everyone!
Season’s Greetings from
Andre, Matt & the White Class Team
Well here we are at the end of the year, and what a fantastic one it has been for students in S-Green! Every student has made significant progress this year with some of their goals, well done guys! All our students have worked very hard across the year and earned a nice break over summer.
We had another birthday in our class this week, with Ethan turning 16 last weekend. We all enjoyed a bit of a party and birthday cake on Monday. Ethan recently returned from a cruise around the South Pacific, and it was fantastic to hear the personal developments he has made while away on the trip with his family. What an experience, well done Ethan! And it was great to have him keen to get straight back in to school routines once he got home.
For our last Community Learning outing this week we went for a trip to the Cenotaph war memorial and bridge. We discussed the memorial with students before enjoying a walk across the bridge and back, admiring the views of the city and river. Darcy was very keen to discuss the memorials with staff at both ends of the bridge, showing great interest.
Some of the impressive achievements our students have made this year include: Jaxson, Bella, and Ethan with their communication skills; Jason and Darcy with their emotional awareness (‘Zones’ and ‘Tools’); and Max with his gross motor development. Our classroom team has been fantastic at creating a safe and supportive learning environment in our class, and therefore special mention goes to Annette, Leigh, Jillian, and Nicola. Thanks guys! We hope all staff and students enjoy summer, manage to have some down time, and all the best for everyone in 2020.
Richard & the S-Green Class Team
Can you hear the jingle and jangle of Christmas drawing near?
S-Orange boys are enjoying karaoke bringing in the year.
We have fostered quite close friendships as real good mates!
Still we are all excited with a few more times to come through the school gates.
Can you hear the sound of the reindeer clattering in your ear?
We used our arty creativity to make Santa Clause and reindeer appear.
Handprints of paint stamped onto card in opposite direction!
Makes Rudolf with a big red bright nose guiding Santa’s sleigh as protection!
Can you hear the sound of frogs singing in the pond?
In Community Learning they are in the water and reeds, just beyond.
We carried the long poles for catching many living things in its net!
Not one of us fell off the bridge so don’t you fret about getting wet!
Can you read and imagine alive the stories of characters online?
(<student>) liked so many of them especially the favourite/funny one of mine.
Library Lion, Arnie the Donut, Turkey Trouble, No More Noisy Nights, Clark the Shark, and more!
That is one reason why sometimes it is ok to start with a ROAR!!
Library Lion (‘… a lion came to the library … wandered … sniffed … rubbed … went to sleep … no one is sure what to do… At story hour … reading a story … another story, and another… He ROARED’, Jack “ROARED”, ‘ … nice and quiet … and … was useful ...’ “Hey I can do that!”, exclaimed Jack … then Ouch … LOUDEST ROAR EVER … help me …’, And, ‘… Sometimes there was a good reason to … [ROAR] even in the library.’).
Arnie the Donut (Lila:- “Its funny, donut-dog!”),
Turkey Trouble (‘… a new idea. What if he looked like a sheep. Surely Farmer Jake wouldn’t eat a sheep for Thanksgiving.’ Daniel clapped and laughed.)
No More Noisy Nights (Ben:- repeated as he laughed aloud, “SO tired he washed his face with toothpaste and brushed his teeth with soap.”)
Clark the Shark (‘… everything smelt so yummy … only munch our own lunch!’, Matthew reacted laughing).
Can you make lots more Christmas decorations?
Soon we will have lots of CELEBRATIONS!
We wish for your prayers and wishes come true.
Full of Love, Hope, Joy and Presents from Santa Clause to All of YOU!
Warren & the S-Orange Class Team
There has been great excitement in S-Red this week. Our eggs have started to hatch. The students were very excited when they came to school on Tuesday and found one egg had hatched and over the course of the day another three began to hatch. There was much laughter when Louise Rickwood (AST) visited the room as Mother Chook to check on her babies.
We have been busy thinking of names for the chicks. Pepper, Ho Ho and Harvey have been popular suggestions.
We have been busy in the kitchen on Wednesdays. We have been making sandwiches and cooking a variety of dishes as well as making milkshakes for Canteen each week. Thank you to everyone who has supported the Canteen this term.
Our Science has focussed on force and motion. We have undertaken pendulum painting as well as using force to squirt paint from turkey basters to create some wrapping paper. As you could appreciate it was a messy process.
The Team from S-Red wish everyone a Merry Christmas and hope that all our families have a restful and happy holiday.
Helen & the S-Red Class Team
We made it! The last couple of weeks of school are upon us, and for eight members of our class it marks a major milestone as they graduate from Southern Support School and begin their new exciting adventures as adults.
We’d like to take this opportunity to make a couple of public statements of gratitude. Firstly, to all the current and past staff who have worked so diligently, passionately and considerately with our leavers. Personally I feel like the Steven Bradbury of teachers – so much work has happened over the years and I feel truly blessed to be the one at the finish line, applauding and encouraging these young people on their next journey. We would like to thank everyone who has contributed over the years.
Secondly, thank you to the parents and carers for working with us, not only this year, but all the years at school. Over many discussions, emails, IEP meetings, after school events, we have had the opportunity to help your child turn into the amazing adults they are today. We are truly grateful.
As the final weeks of term come to a close we are still working away, although be it on Christmas craft, social connections and finalising projects. The inaugural Out of the Box Market was a huge success, in part due to the hard work of all students, who over the past week have cut, glued, poured, painted, and created a number of different projects. A huge thank you as well to the students who assisted on the day, Ryan spent some time with myself in the café, and Josie’s business “Jolilulu” was a massive hit (check it out on Facebook for some amazing hand crafted products!) For those that visited, we hope you are inspired to create your own microbusinesses as a future career option for our cohort.
Finally, a huge congratulations to our year 12 leavers - Eliza, Dylan, Rochelle, Josie, Jayden, Laura, Michael and Stephen. We wish you nothing but success for your future endeavours, and please stay in touch so we can share in your bright future.
Have a safe, peaceful and loving Christmas and New Year period.
Kathryn, Roos & the S-Blue Class Team
Wow, where has the year gone? We all can’t believe that it is week 9 of Term 4 and that Christmas is just around the corner. In the last few weeks of school S-Yellow has been busy making Christmas decorations that were sold at the Out of the Box market on Saturday. People who visited the market were impressed with what our class produced.
Last Friday the class visited the Botanical Gardens and had a lovely time looking at the flowers and playing with the leaves.
Over the last few weeks, the class has been playing badminton on Thursday afternoons. They have really enjoyed competing with each other. I think the teacher assistants have also enjoyed the competition.
The students have all achieved many goals this year and it has been wonderful to see them tackle new challenges and to see the pride they have in themselves when they accomplish success. The staff of S-Yellow would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a wonderful 2020.
Trudy & the S-Yellow Class Team
The forms that parents/carers are required to complete yearly to authorise medication administration at school have changed.
Prescribed medication: Authorisation from the GP/Pharmacist AND the parent/carer is completed on the same form. There is room to list more than one medication on the authorisation form.
Over the counter medication and creams: Parent Authorisation is still required, there is room to list multiple medications and creams on the one form.
New authorisation to administer Medication forms can be found at the website below:
All department forms can also be found on the Schoolzine app.
Epilepsy, anaphylaxis and asthma (including infrequent use of salbutamol at school) require a management plan and/or an emergency action plan signed by your medical provider. This must be renewed every year.
For Epilepsy plans: Provide a clear description of what the seizure looks like. In the instance of epilepsy please state the ‘normal’ length and frequency of seizures. For students who require Emergency medication eg Midazolam, an Emergency Action plan must also be completed. Epilepsy Tasmania can complete these free of charge. Contact them on 03 6344 6881.
For asthma and anaphylaxis plans: Your GP has access to various plans.
If you would like help, or if you have any questions please contact me via email on: Julie.firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office on 6165 6200.
News from our Kitchen Garden
The Kitchen Garden Program at the Southern Support School acknowledges and pays respect to the Tasmanian Aboriginal Community as the traditional and original owners, and continuing custodians of this land and acknowledge Elders – past, present and future.
It’s hard to believe that another year of the program comes to a close. This year we wished our original five chickens a happy retirement and welcomed 10 new “girls” to the chook pen. They are keeping us very well supplied with eggs and certainly enjoy a healthy diet of garden and kitchen scraps.
In February, senior students worked with NITA Education to establish a bushtucker garden. Our shared lunches incorporate some more common native plants such as saltbush, kunzea, baekkia and river mint. We have some additional natives to plant next year including pepperberry and sea celery. We were also lucky enough again in June to have an artist from NITA Education spend a couple of days with students to decorate the walls of the new garden.
In March, our school joined the local permaculture group; Permaculture Tasmania Eastern Shore. The group has held several meetings in our garden classroom and members have supported our working bee, the recent market stall, volunteered in the garden and will assist with some general maintenance over the summer break. More details can be found out about Permaculture Tasmania Eastern Shore Group on Facebook.
In May, the school was contacted by the owners/chefs of Gastown East Restaurant in Bellerive. Sarah and Kristian walk their dogs past the farm garden and had noticed the bountiful produce and as the saying goes, “From little things, big things grow.” Gastown East put in a weekly order to the school providing valuable work opportunities for some of our senior students. Selby harvests on a Wednesday morning; washing and packing the vegetables for Dominic to deliver to Kristian by 10.30 am. The extra funds support our work in the garden. The restaurant is open Wednesdays – Sundays; more details can be found on their Facebook page.
In the same month, we joined Food Connections Clarence and got to hear about a “Chat and Chew” event at Clarence High School where their students were providing a hearty lunch to guests. Bella and Darcy from S-Green harvested vegetables to donate to this event and they were used to provide five different soup options on the menu.
In July and August, as part of National Tree Day celebrations, S-Yellow, S-Red and S-Blue classes planted out native trees in the senior playground. These trees will provide a valuable habitat for local fauna as well as some shelter from the elements.
In September, our school garden hosted the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program’s Tasmanian Professional Development Day. It was wonderful to meet with other schools who are running kitchen garden programs to share experiences, ideas and recipes! At this PD, we met Merlin, the kitchen teacher from Clarendon Vale Primary School’s Kitchen Garden Program. This school’s garden is in its infancy and so produce isn’t always bountiful. We let Merlin know what we have in surplus in our garden and put together a harvest basket for use in their shared menu.
In November, we were again delighted to support Amadeo from Pink Class fundraise for his chosen charity “Water for a Village.” Amadeo and his A Team were participating in the Point to Pinnacle. With Michael’s help, Amadeo harvested some fresh cabbages and kale to sell to staff with all proceeds going to his charity.
The garden recently welcomed a class of 28 students with 10 adults from Bellerive Primary School. Class 3/4 Bain wanted to learn more about food security and after a short video and talk from Michael set about getting some practical experience in the garden. Students saved seeds, cleared garden beds, top dressed them with castings from the worm farm, planted out new vegetables before mulching and watering the newly established plants. The chooks and worm farm were also popular attractions. The students worked so hard in a such a short amount of time. The session was such a success, we have already invited Ms Bain’s class back next year and on a termly basis too!
What great connections the Kitchen Garden Program has made in our local community in addition to providing pleasurable food education to students at SSS.
We want to thank our Grade 12 students for all the work they have done this year in the kitchen and garden as part of their TASC units of Preliminary Technologies and Science. They have achieved a great deal and learnt many new skills. We wish them all the very best in their future endeavours and hope they continue to practise their kitchen and garden skills.
Thanks to our wonderful volunteers Jill, Trish, Dixie and Liz in the kitchen and Ross and Elicia in the garden. We sincerely appreciate you donating your time to support our students.
Thank you to families who regularly donate items to the program. We have recently been enjoying broad beans in our roasted couscous dish supplied by Laurie Buttigieg and many of you have donated lemons too. Thanks to Will Godman for regularly donating items to the kitchen; we really appreciate it.
Final thanks go to Michael Cook and Karyn Radcliffe for ensuring the program runs smoothly each week.
Annette & the Kitchen Garden Team
Junior Assembly - 3rd December 2019
We are having our final meeting for this year on Monday 16th December, 6.00pm - 7.00pm, Senior Campus Staff Room. You are very welcome to come along.
Our School Association is a group of dedicated individuals, parents and community representatives who work together to achieve the best outcomes for our students. We meet monthly, in the Senior Campus - across the car park from the junior campus, and are always looking for new faces to join our association.
We will be needing your help in 2020, so if you are considering coming along to a meeting, wondering how to get involved, or just want more information, please contact our school and talk to David, Simon or Lou R. Senior Campus phone number is 6165 6212. We look forward to seeing you!
Chair: David Long
Deputy Chair - Caitlin Jones
Treasurer: Paul Sheen
Secretary: Lou Rickwood
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The 2019 Leaver’s Dinner was a wonderful evening of celebration and reflection about our leaver’s years of schooling. It must have been one of the biggest leaver's dinners ever with over 100 people in attendance. Students arrived in style with hot rods, bright beetles and one student even arrived in a horse and carriage!
Our leavers had an amazing night and all dressed up to match the occasion with suits and sparkling dresses. We wish all our leaver’s the very best for their future ventures and hope to hear from them about their exciting post school adventures.
Thank you so much to all those families and staff who donated to the ABC Giving Tree appeal, via our school, this year.
Some of our students helped to deliver the gifts on Thursday.
We would like to thank Jenny for once again organising this wonderful contribution to our community.