Newhaven College Captains Jaz Hendry and Alex Swan presented a cheque for $15,257 to Janine Hendry from Bryn’s School on Friday 7 October. The $15,257 far exceeds the $10,000 target set by the Year 12 Cabinet and they were excited and proud to present the cheque for this amount on behalf of the entire student body.
Janine was overwhelmed to receive such a big cheque, “that is a mighty, mighty big number, thank you from the bottom of my heart. I am extremely joyous because I know what this will mean to the children Bryn’s School supports”, she beamed. “This gift will act as a seeding fund to build a new school in Cambodia that will give 400 children the opportunity to have a school and receive an education. From my family to the Newhaven College family, thank you.”
Each year the College’s Year 12 Student Cabinet select a charity to support. Bryn’s School was chosen as the 2016 beneficiary because of the strong association between the charity and the College Community. Many past and present students and families have been involved in the charity over a long period of time with many travelling to Vietnam and Cambodia as volunteers to work directly on the projects.
Vice Principal, Mr Jason Scott, is proud of the leadership shown by the 2016 Year 12 Cabinet. “This year the Senior Students have continued to build upon the strong culture of social justice and volunteering at the College. As College Captains, Jaz, Alex, Duncan and Jade have led the Cabinet and the wider student body to achieve the impressive total of over $15,000. Completing the final year of the VCE is a demanding and busy time for these students but they have risen to the challenge and dedicated their time, skills and energy for Bryn’s School. Most pleasing is the support they have received from the leadership teams in the Junior School and Middle School who have worked very hard to inspire all students to support the charity. Social Justice and community giving is certainly a foundation stone across our College community; well done!”