From bouncy castles, food stalls and raffles to musical performances, games and a monster garage sale
– the St Paul’s Collegiate School Community Gala had something for the whole family to enjoy.
Organised by St Paul’s students, the gala was run as a fundraiser to help the neighbouring Fairfield community with a number of projects. These include providing learning equipment for Bankwood and Fairfield primary schools; stocking a community fridge with healthy food for those in need; and providing a minivan for the Refugee Orientation Centre Trust to transport children.
The student-led organising committee spent the first two school terms planning the event. “The gala is centred on our community, so it’s really important that the money made goes towards things that will benefit others,” says committee leader Year 13 student Genevieve Scott-Jones.
The initiative forms part of the school’s service programme, which sees the students actively looking for ways to give back and help those less fortunate. The money raised was $10,000.