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REAL Heroes in our Community

Our children have the opportunity to collect for a various range of community organisations during their own time and at school.  These are some that we have been involved with this year.

2021

Cholmondeley Annual Appeal REAL Challenge collection
Well done to students who collected for the Cholmondeley Annual Appeal last Saturday.
Cholmondeley were thrilled that they were able to collect at a new site and were thrilled with the donations.
Without these awesome children and their families this would not have been possible.
Thank you!!
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Pink Shirt Day
Pink Shirt day during Kindness week students bought cans of food to donate to the City Mission
AMAZING students and families we have here to donate so much!
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Red Shield Appeal
Thank you to these awesome children and their parents who collected for the Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal on Saturday.  All funds raised go to our local community to be used to help people in need.

Well done REAL heroes!
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Thank you to everyone who supported us for "Guess how many jellybeans are in the jar" last week raising money for the Child Cancer Foundation. We raised $88.90.

There were 498 jellybeans in the jar and two people guessed the closest of 500, so Jakob and Colten got to share the jellybeans!

Thank you from Mehak, Mira, Portia and Maggie





Odd Socks REAL Challenge

A big thank you to everyone who supported the Down Syndrome Crazy/Odd Socks Day at school and gave a gold coin donation or more. We raised $448.20 for Down Syndrome. We were so pleased!

From Niamh, Bailey, Indigo and Lilah
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Thank you to everyone who generously donated items for the Starship Hospital. We were donated so many things and were amazed by how people were so kind to donate. The children in hospital are going to love playing with the games, colouring in and reading the books.

 

Thank you from Piper, Kate and Fleur 












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On the 6th - 8th November Jai, Chaos, Luke and I collected for the City Mission Christmas food collection because we knew there are families in need of food and presents for their young children because they don't have money to cover it. We collected cans and non perishable food items. Overall we collected 89 food items to help the people of the City Mission. We felt great we could help out other families in need.

Thank you, from Quinn








REAL Challenge Community Collection - Blind & Low Vision
A big thank you to Maya and Ella, April and Sabrina, Miley and Kaylee for collecting for the Blind & Low Vision (formerly Blind Foundation) as part of their REAL Challenges. They did this in their own time for the benefit of others. Well done girls!
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Red Cross for Refugees
Opal, Amber, Makayla and Samara from Ruru  organised a collection of cans for the Red Cross to give to the Christchurch refugees. Red Cross were thrilled with what they had initiated and invited them to be part of the team to welcome some new refugees who flew into Christchurch airport recently.
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Pink Shirt Day
Pink Shirt Day was held to end NZ Bully Free Week. We raised $544.20 which will be given to the Mental Health Foundation. Students wrote amazing kind messages on the BE KIND message board and parents/whanau had the opportunity to write a message of kindness, encouragement, something nice in the foyer. 
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40 Hour Famine
Student Councillors Maya, Maxi and Samara busy working hard to help our students raise funds for the children of Sudan in this year's 40 Hour Famine.  They were very pleased to report we raised $4,055.30. Fantastic efford!
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Crazy Hair Day
Samara, Kate, Lucy and Lily organised a Crazy Hair Day and were thrilled to raise $533.00 for Woman's Refuge.  There were lots of crazy and creative hair styles!  

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SPCA Cupcake Day
16 children baked and sold cupcakes and cookies for SPCA Cupcake Day! The children had fun selling their goodies and staff and children enjoyed a treat! Shanae, Shyla, Keira and Hannah were thrilled to raise $322.00 for the SPCA. "This will help a lot of animals" they said

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Salvation Army

These wonderful children and their parents collected for The Salvation Army Annual Appeal. They did this in their own time and completed a REAL Challenge at the same time. Fantastic REAL heroes!
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Forward Foundation Coin Trail
Lily,  Lily, Maxi, Azarnia, Samara, Piper and Keira from Ruru  Studio held a coin trail to raise funds for the Forward Foundation, an organisation helping young female leaders in sport.  They presented $153.50 to Rebecca Wardell (Olympian, Commonweath Games and World Champs representative) who came in to speak with us about the amazing journey she has been on.  Rebecca has cycled from Switzerland to New Zealand taking over 300 days and raising money on the way.
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SPCA Annual Appeal
These children completed a Community REAL Challenge by collecting, with their parents, for the SPCA Annual Appeal.  Thank you very much to everyone who helped!
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