Primary School students at Green Point Christian College (GPCC) hosted a soccer gala day which raised $3,420 for Coast Shelter’s Women and Children’s crisis accommodation and support services.
The gala day was organised by primary school teacher, Katya Wengi, with the help of the wider school community, and took place in December, 2019. Funds were raised through donations by the students and parents who participated in the wide range of activities offered, including games, face painting and the very popular sausage sizzle.
The students were also very excited, with several Central Coast Mariners’ players attending to provide some tips to aspiring young players. Principal Phillip Nash commented that, “these days are also an expression of the recently launched GPCC Graduate Profile which seeks to capture the key attributes we want to see formed in our students.
“In the case of the gala, the focus on fundraising support for others provides an opportunity to teach the students about being socially engaged and godly in character, two of the graduate profile attributes. “Bringing these together, we wanted to encourage the students to participate in the day with an understanding that it is good to be caring for others in a compassionate way, and to be generous towards those experiencing challenges in life, ” Nash said.
These two attributes of the graduate profile combine with three other areas of focus, these being the formation of students who are collaborative, life long learners, and creative and critical thinkers. “While GPCC will always seek to develop students academically, there is also a clear focus on equipping our students for all of life through a holistic education, ” Nash added.
Source: Media release, Jan 20 Brendan Wood, Green Point Christian College