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It is not how much we give, it is how much love we put into giving

We have been so grateful for the generosity of the HRS community throughout 2023.

Through the pages of our newsletters, we have regularly acknowledged and celebrated the wonderful fundraising efforts of our HRS families. Whether it be for Shave for a Cure, the Indigenous Literacy Foundation, victims of natural disasters or cancer research, our students have come prepared with gold coins in hand — thanks to parents and guardians, ready to make incredible contributions.

The inaugural International Women’s Day Breakfast in March saw over 100 attendees enjoy the morning with local talent, Amy Hetherington, who generously shared her journey to success and entertained with her comedic wit. The event raised $2,000 for the Northern Territory Cancer Council.

Most recently, our third annual Trivia and Auction Night in October was the largest yet with around 200 people enjoying radio DJ and host Sarah Pasilick’s enthusiasm and good humour. Again, the HRS community showed their true colours with almost $15,000 being raised for School improvements.

We must also not forget the immeasurable gift of time with Sony Camp being just one example of our students and staff volunteering their time to provide respite to parents of children with high needs.

Our final callout for 2023 was for donations of a different kind during our inaugural Wellbeing Week from Monday, 13 November to Friday, 17 November. Our students and families focused on Foodbank’s aim to raise 100,000 meals for households in need across the NT this Christmas with donations of canned goods and dry goods. This food drive has been a great success.

Meanwhile our staff are supporting Balanced Choice Program’s Christmas Hamper Project with donations of non-perishable items. This gives young people in detention who are unable to be with their families at Christmas an opportunity to express their love and gratitude by writing a card for loved ones and preparing a hamper for delivery.

Social justice is one of Haileybury Rendall School’s highly valued pillars and we sincerely thank our entire community from ELC through to Year 12 for reinforcing the importance of service and contribution to others through your big hearts.

Andrew McGregor
Principal, Haileybury Rendall School