17 Oct 2015
REMINDER - OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD CLOSES MONDAY 19TH OCTOBER.
This year, all students are invited to participate in Operation Christmas Child which is a project of Samaritan's Purse. Its goal is to bring joy to children in some third world countries by giving each child a decorative shoebox filled with small gifts at Christmas.
To participate, please bring in a gift, unwrapped and new from your stage category, between the 6th and 19th October. Last Day is Monday 19th October.
Child's ages can range from 2 – 4, 5 – 9 and 10 – 14 years. Here are some suggestions.
Kindergarten - Something to love
Small soft toys, teddy bears, squeaky toys
Year 1 - Something Special
Sunglasses, cap, stickers, bangles, necklaces, a musical instrument, small craft kits, carry bags, pouches.
Year 2 & 3 - Something to play with
Tennis/rubber balls, cars, skipping ropes, yo yos, slinky, finger puppets, wind up torch.
Year 4 – Something for school
Exercise books, pencils, pens, pencil case, crayons, sharpeners.
Year 5 – Something to wear
Mixed sizes from 2 – 14. Undies, thongs, sandals, t-shirts, shorts, caps, beanies, skirt & dresses.
Year 6 – Personal Hygiene items
Toothbrush, comp, soap, face washer, hairbrush, hair ties, hair scrunches.
LIST OF PROHIBITED ITEMS
Items that leak or melt – toothpaste, shampoo, bubbles, batteries, play dough
Food or lollies – Including vitamins and medicines
Us or Damaged items – including clothing and toys
Any breakable items – Glass, porcelain & mirrors
Any item that can scare or harm a child – knives, war-related toys, toy guns, toy planes, tanks etc.,
Any gambling items – play money, playing cards & dominoes
Anything of a religious or racial/political nature
IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT THE CONDITIONS ABOVE ARE FOLLOWED
Stage 3 students will be packing the boxes. If you have forgotten your items, a gold coin is appreciated to contribute towards postage as each box costs $9 to send.
‘THE POWER OF A SIMPLE GIFT' THAT FITS IN A SHOE BOX