The newly elected Teen Vinnies Executive Committee (left to right) Vice President, Naomi McIntyre, Secretary, Leah Peters and President, Melissa Petroccitto
The newly elected Teen Vinnies Executive Committee (left to right) Vice President, Naomi McIntyre, Secretary, Leah Peters and President, Melissa Petroccitto Contributed

Teen Vinnies keen to make mark for the disadvantaged

THE newly-elected Teen Vinnies executive was inducted at the whole school assembly on Thursday, March 8.

Teen Vinnies is a structured and active body of students who aim to make a difference to those who are poor, disadvantaged and marginalised.

It's not just about raising money, but also about raising awareness about issues within the community and world.

The new committee members were acknowledged in front of their peers for being elected to executive positions and received their badges of office.

Assistant principal - religious education Megan Mahoney gave a blessing to the Teen Vinnies students.

She said the members of the group would serve their community with commitment and faith, and carry out their roles with generosity and love. Their example was an inspiration to others.

President Melissa Petroccitto, vice-president Naomi McIntyre, secretary Leah Peters, and the committee members were invited to pledge their commitment to Teen Vinnies.

The group of young students pledged to endeavour to live the Gospel message of Christ by serving the poor with love, respect, justice and joy, and by working to shape a more just and compassionate society.

The students promised to work together as a caring Catholic charity, offering a "hand up” to people in need, by respecting their dignity, sharing their hope and encouraging them to take control of their hopes and dreams for the future.

The Teen Vinnies executive and committee members are planning a movie night and bake sale in Term 2 and are looking at a different approach for Can for a Cause this year. Congratulations to these students.

Year 6 camp

ON Wednesday, March 7, the Year 6 students, Mr David Fleming, Mrs Linda Charlton and Mr Mick Grew headed off to Camp Laurence at Lake Moogerah for three days.

While for many there was a sense of excitement when they departed on Wednesday morning, for others it was a more daunting experience.

However, upon their return on Friday, the Year 6s had many smiles and stories of achievement to relay.

The students were involved in a variety of outdoor educational experiences such a mountain bike riding, high ropes and raft building and enjoyed a gorge walk, resulting in individual and collective achievements.

One of the many benefits of the Year 6 camp is the ability to engage with activities outside of one's comfort zone.

Each student can learn something about themselves, as well as gain some of the skills required to be an effective leader.

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