Tuesday, 20 September 2011

MAD Day Cometh

The year progresses at pace with the next annual event the Mission Action Day (MAD) this Friday. We include the details from the latest college newsletter. Some of you may be nostalgic for the event (or the sausage afterwards) and some of you might have the chance to sponsor a walker.

In recent years our focus for MAD day has been on the needs of fellow Lasallians in India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Papua New Guinea. While that focus remains,
this year we are also including Southern Sudan. Former Principal Br Bill Firman is working there training locals to be teachers. The lack of resources make his job much harder, so we can support him by raising funds to pay for chairs, desks, tables, shelving, printers and other such items. 

A significant sum of what we raise this year will go towards helping fellow Lasallians in Southern Sudan. The Lasallian student leaders have raised the target this year and set $30,000.00 as our goal. This compares with last year's record total of $24,800.00. They have certainly shown the way by raising about
$1000 (with backing from By Arrangement thanks to Craig and Wendy Fleming) from an evening session at The Arthouse and by organising a very successful
hangi at school, raising another $1750. So there is already a strong foundation for reaching this year's target.

Due to the nature of the activity on the day, your son is to come to school dressed in mufti and prepared for adverse weather because the event will be
held regardless of conditions. Provided a student is able to prove with his documentation that sponsorship has been raised, he will be provided with a sausage lunch.

Once finished, senior students will be free to leave. Students in Years 7 to 10 however will not be permitted to leave the school grounds before noon.
Since buses will run as usual, students may remain
on the school grounds until the normal departure time if desired.

We look forward to a successful MAD Day and thank you for your support.

Peter Costello

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