24 Nov 2017

eNews Term 1 Issue 6

Dear Parents,

Winter clothing collection for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

Over 607,000 Rohingya children, women and men have been forced to flee to Bangladesh escaping violence in Myanmar since August 2017. 

58% of these refugees are children who fled with little or no posessions.

They have arrived exhausted, hungry, and sick after walking for days from their villages through jungles, across mountains and rivers carrying what little they could bring from home. Unicef is very worried about the onset of winter and the exposure to cold weather that these refugee children will have to face. We hope, that with your support, we’re able to keep these children safe and warm.

The children are living in makeshift shelters, poorly constructed from bamboo and tarpaulin and most have lost the majority of their possessions when fleeing the violence.

SJS along with some other ESF schools are organising a collection of infant, children and teenagers clothing, alongisde our partners at Isra Aid who have also been responding to this crisis.

We are appealing for :

  • Sweaters
  • Long sleeve
  • T-shirts
  • Socks
  • Shirts
  • Sweatshirts
  • Blankets
  • Shoes
  • Sweat pants, etc

Please bring items in to school on Monday 27 November.  There will be a collection point on the playground.

Thank you for your support.

Please note the short turn around on this appeal.  The clothing will be collected on Monday 27 November and further donations cannot be accepted after this.

School Camps

The Year 4 children returned from their two day camp at Lady MacLehose Holiday Village on Tuesday and our Year 3’s are enjoyed the wide open spaces of Clearwater Bay today.   These two events bring to a close our camp programme for this year.  I would like to thank parents for your support of the programme and in preparing the children for their camps.

We will be carrying our a review of the programme over the next few weeks and will share the findings with you next term.

School Closure Friday 1 December

Please remember that school will be closed for students on Friday 1 December.  As part of our training programme, all our teachers will be attending a workshop on Friday and Saturday.  Enjoy the long weekend.


Perry Tunesi