Service Learning Initiatives
Support for CanTeen
Life should be full of opportunities and happiness, but sometimes for some individuals and their families, cancer gets in the way of life and blocks their dreams from becoming reality. This is where CanTeen steps in.
On Friday, 12 May Mr Kendall Warren from NSW Independent Education Union of Australia (NSWIEU) donated approximately $800 on behalf of a recent charity cricket match to the Le Couteur and Fletcher charity CanTeen.
This money will be used by the CanTeen community to provide families in need with support through workshops, camps and activities. The annual fundraiser, which has been in place at the College for the past ten years, is from Mr Warren’s annual cricket match that allows money to be raised in an enjoyable way. “This is seen as a positive way of seeing old friends such as Mr Potter who also was a part of the day”, said Mr Warren.
Mr Warren sees that through his love of playing sport he can also contribute to an organisation that benefits the less fortunate.
Declan Marlow (11/LE)
Year 10 Boys meet students from Eileen O’Connor Catholic School
Recently, many of the Le Couteur Year 10 students participated in a meet and greet with students from the Eileen O’Connor Catholic School in Lewisham, as part of their service learning.
The uniqueness of this meet and greet is in the fact that many students of the Eileen O’Connor school have moderate intellectual disability and complex learning needs.
During the meeting, Newington boys shared stories and showed photos of their families and pets with the Eileen O’Connor students hoping to gain their trust before moving onto a game of basketball, cricket and a quick tour around the Senior Campus.
Overall, the day was a great experience for all involved and the Le Couteur boys look forward to many more meet and greets with their friends from Lewisham.
Mr Graham Potter
Head of Le Couteur House