HOMEWORK CLUB @ HENDERSON PRIMARY
These wonderful TUTORS from the St Dominic’s College Vinnie group have been busy making a difference in the lives of hundreds of young children who attend and have attended the Homework Club in their local primary school over the last 3 years. At any one time 20-30 kids attend.
“Every Monday after school we come here to run this homework club…there’s more of us in our Vinnies group who roster on to help out.”
” We really like the kids they are sooooo cute!”
The teacher in charge spoke of how, ” It’s a really successful program. ..many of these kids don’t have one on one time with their parents to help them with their work because of other struggles, so this is priceless. ”
THANK YOU to the leaders and Vinnies of St Dominic’s College for your faithfulness and commitment to this special work.
NEED FOR REDEMPTION IN OUR PRISONS
Today the Carmel College Vinnies watched a Ted Talk by John Legend which featured a spoken word titled ” This is where I live”
During reflection time these lyrics and quotes struck the Vinnies the most.
“Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery. None but ourselves can free our minds. Have no fear for atomic energy ’cause none of them can stop the time.”- Redemption Song
“I live in a world that kill people who kill people in order to teach people that killing people is wrong. Imagine that.”
“Better yet, imagine a world where healed people helped hurt people heal and become strong. Maybe then we would all be singin’ “Redemption Song.”
“Don’t you get it? We’re all serving time; we’re just in different places. As for me, I choose to be free from the prisons I’ve created. The key: forgiveness. Action’s my witness. If we want freedom, then we gotta think different. Because freedom … it isn’t a place. It’s a mind setting.”
FUNDRAISER FOR COOK UP @ RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE
The Ronald McDonald House provides a home away from home for many families who live far away from the Starship hospital. Towards the end of the year, Vinnies from St Mary’s will be hosting a dinner party for these families.
In order to raise money to host this event these young women held a fundraiser within their school. They held a classic sausage sizzle and also sold some home baking! These were definute crowd pleasers.The fundraiser proved most successful, with the students now looking towards the finalizing the meals for their menu. Looking forward to seeing the fruits of their efforts over the week ahead!
A Big Thankyou to Josh, Ethan & Phillip from De La Salle College for today’s service at Monte Cecilia. It was a challenge trying to control 20 loud excited kids but, you guys managed it very well. Thank you also to Miss Roy for your hardwork around this. Keep it up boys and we shall see you this weekend for the Homelessness Retreat.