Students and staff at The Riverina Anglican College embody kindness through the numerous charitable ventures held throughout the year.
Over the past month, year 10 Food Technology students prepared meals to support Carevan Wagga Inc. and senior students held a basketball competition to raise funds for Kidney Health Australia.
Students thoroughly enjoyed making meals for those in need across Wagga Wagga, where they were distributed across six different venues and provided over 500 meals on cold winter evenings.
Since 2016, the student body at the College has held an annual year 11 and 12 basketball competition to raise funds for Kidney Health Australia. The connection with Kidney Health Australia came about when a student was diagnosed with renal failure and received a kidney transplant in 2016. This year, over $4000 was raised to support the valuable work of Kidney Health Australia.
In the next few weeks, students at the College will hold the annual ‘Cake Auction’. This fund-raising event is a remarkable display of innovation, kindness and generosity and requires students to make cakes that are auctioned amongst their year group. Students combine their pocket money and bid against each other for the most colourful, biggest, artistically decorated and yummiest cakes. Last year, more than $7000 was raised and donated to three different local charities.
College Principal, Mr Paul Humble, said as a Christ-centred school, The Riverina Anglican College aims to transform lives through exceptional education, empowering each student to act with wisdom, compassion, justice and resilience.
‘I am extremely proud of the initiative and kindness students exhibit to help each other and those in need. We want our students to embody empathy, care and service and extend these values in their everyday life while attending the College and beyond’, Mr Humble said.
by Karen Wilson, Head of Communications/Registrar