July 2, 2024

TSS Students Support their Community During Service Week

Service week gives TSS students the opportunity to collaborate with each other and partner organisations to make improvements within the community.

Service week kicked off with St Pat's Winter Appeal. Throughout Term 2, The Studio School community donated food and winter clothing items for St Pat's Winter Appeal to help support the organisation's work in helping those facing homelessness, and personally delivered the items last week. Inspired by St Pat's mission that everyone deserves to be safe and secure this winter, Mars (Year 12) led the organisation of the drive and we thank Mars for their passion and leadership! TSS regularly partners with St Pat's to collect specific items identified in the community experiencing hardship. St Pat's expressed their deep gratitude for this generous donation, which will be used to provide meals to be distributed through their outreach services to those in need.

Students lent a hand to volunteers at partner organisation Friends of Cantonment Hill. While students typically assist with rubbish cleanup and weeding each term, students were also tasked with building an informal path from rocks and limestone to encourage users of the park to limit damage to the bush areas. Students will return next term to continue maintaining this site in collaboration with the local volunteer group!

Service week continued with Booyeembara Friends Group, where students participated in activities designed to familiarise them with the 6 seasons garden. Students connected with other volunteers and collaborated to develop a deeper understanding of the importance of the park. The highlight of the activity was contributing to the clay lining of a frog-bog! We'd like to credit Audrey (Year 10) for the success of this partnership. We look forward to assisting Booyeembara Friends Group further in October.

Our team of screen printing superstars lead by Layla (Year 11) and Ruby (Year 12) produced 100 tote bags for the Department of Communities. Designed on a theme of the 6 seasons, tote bags will be filled with special items for Aboriginal Children in care. Brenda and the team at DoC were so grateful to receive them for a second year running and look forward to Ruby's next design. 

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