Friday, May 17, 2013

Guest Speakers-Bahay Tuluyan

A few days ago, we had some visitors from the Philippines. There were two past students, Gary and Aisa. There was also Catherine who runs the organisation.

We learnt:
  • if you are reading this, then you are in the top 8% richest people in the world.
  • if you have a bed, a closet, a fridge and a roof over you head, then you are in the top 20% of the world's richest people.
  • that we have everything we need, but others don't (we have more than enough)
  • that we can change the world within our generation, and even in our life time!

Everyone was amazed with everything we learnt, and now we are hoping to help change the world to become a better place. We now know that if we donate a few un-needed things, we can change someone's life for good. The school is now trying to raise money for many other organisations.

The most enjoyable, but emotional part of the day, was when Gary and Aisa put on a play. It was about both of their lives in the Philippines and how it changed their lives when they were given shelter and an education. We were shocked on how they lived their lives and how grateful they are for "Bahay Tuluyan" - which means house of welcome.

Here is a rough picture of what it may look like in the Philippines. Many people are begging for the chocolate, as we pretended it was real food. We learnt how hard it was for them to get food, and how sad it was too. This activity made us feel really lucky and selfish too...since what we have is unimaginably much more of what they have.

By Simon and Mairead

Monday, May 6, 2013

WISE OWLS ....POST by Nic and Joe

Last week for art our class created owls. The reason we were on this topic was because of the recent individual goals we set for this term and year. The seniors have spent three weeks designing and making these masterpieces. They represent wisdom and deep thinking. By Joe and Nic.
Wise Owls from Marg Yore on Vimeo.

Thursday, May 2, 2013



Today some of our senior girls put into place an action that was inspired by our religious education research into aid organisations. We raised money for Red Cross Australia. To raise the money we drew a chalk cross on the pavement and asked the students to put their coins in the cross. Today we raised a good amount of money and we are still going to continue through out the week. We will let you know how we go!
P.S.  We raised $99.80 and our teacher rounded the amount to $100....thanks and well done everyone.