Colourful fundraiser for new classroom environment

Colourful fundraiser for new classroom environment

Students at Good Shepherd Catholic Primary had a great time at the school’s inaugural colour run event. Photograph — Aaron Van Rongen.

Clouds of colourful powder were thrown around the oval of a school last week to celebrate the achievements of the school community raising much-needed funds to update its facilities.

Good Shepherd Catholic Primary students, teachers and parents were covered head to toe in all the colours of the rainbow last Friday when they participated in the school’s inaugural colour run event.

The event, which was held in conjunction with World Teachers’ Day, was hosted by the Parents and Friends Association.

Principal Andrew Colley said students from kindergarten through to year six took part in the event, which was described as an engaging and fun activity for all to enjoy.

“Over $5500 was raised from the Colour Run event and the wonderful Parents and Friends committee committed to raising $14,000 for the new contemporary furniture in the year one and two classrooms over the year,” he said.

The new flexible learning spaces will include wobble stools for developing student core stability and concentration levels, standing height tables and whiteboard surfaces to draw on and brainstorm ideas in the class environment.

Mr Colley said he was extremely thankful for the efforts of the committee and the school community for raising the impressive amount.

“In the past our resourceful teachers and support staff have created various learning spaces using odds and ends furniture,” he said.

“Thanks to this funding the new equipment will be brightly coloured, commercial grade furniture that is custom ordered for the needs of teachers and students.

“The spaces will create new opportunities for the teachers and students to learn.”

Photographs – Aaron Van Rongen.