Friday, February 13, 2009

Bush Fire Relief Fund

Hi Everyone,
All government schools in our region held a casual dress day today and students were asked to make a gold coin donation. That's a $2 or $1 coin, for those readers living outside Australia. Our little school managed to raise $800 which is a brilliant effort! It was great to hear that so many of the children took money out of their own money boxes and that they were so willing to give over and above the suggested gold coin donation amount. Well done kids! Thank you to all those families that supported the fund raising effort.
Across Australia 75 million, (eight hundred dollars) has been raised. That is amazing! It makes you feel proud to be Australian.


  1. I hear the fire is massive you must be verry brave.

    by Morgan in mr.sloans class chorlton park primary school

  2. Many of us in the United States have been watching the news about the fires in Australia, You have really humanized the story to me. Unfortunately my class is on a four day holiday, but I plan on sharing your website with them as soon as we are back to school.
    Mr. C

  3. Hi Morgan,
    Yes, the people that are fighting the fires are very brave and so are the surviors. It is a very sad time for all of Australia. Thanks for your comment.

  4. Thanks for your message Mr C. It is a hard event to connect to because it is almost too horrific to be real. Most Australians are still in shock, even though we have been preparing ourselves for a disaster of this magnitute for a long time. I hope that we come away from this with lots of life lessons that will safe lives in the future.