Supporting Belconnen Community Service
By Melinda Hamilton & Tiia Wright, Junior School Teachers
The Radford Tribal Council (RTC) took a shopping trip to Kmart last week to purchase gifts to support the Belconnen Community Service (BCS) Christmas Appeal. The students were excited to spend the $710 raised from the Term 3 Disco on gifts that will be able to brighten the Christmas of people struggling in our local community.
This year, Bill from BCS visited and encouraged the RTC to consider purchasing gifts for males aged from 30 to 60+, as this was a real area of need last year. This was a good challenge for us and the RTC conducted some research asking their fathers and grandfathers for gift ideas! As we wheeled our shopping baskets around the entire store, each student chose gifts to the value of $35. We enjoyed the chance to use the self-serve checkouts and then walked out of Kmart with bags full of gifts, before catching a ride back to school on the Radford bus.
In the coming weeks we will be passing on all these gifts to the Belconnen Community Centre and encouraging Junior School families to also generously support this appeal.
Gifts donated should be unwrapped and placed in the Magic Bathtub in the Junior School foyer.