On Wednesday, 25 September we will be holding a ‘Blessing of the Animals’ Chapel Service at the Penquite Campus. Reverend Chris Duxbury will preside over the service and two guest speakers will speak with students about their work in rescuing, caring for and re-homing animals in need.

Dr Andrew Byrne, Chief Veterinarian from the RSPCA and Rachel Beech from the registered charity Just Cats, a no-kill cat rescue shelter will be sharing their stories. Our students will also be encouraged to provide a picture of the loved animals in their lives and these images will be included in a ‘blessing montage’ that will be screened during the service. If you would like your animal included in this montage, please send me a photo/s at kylie.wolstencroft@soc.tas.edu.au

To show our support, it would be wonderful if students could start collecting goods to donate to these two organisations so they can continue the work they do. Neither receive government funding and are heavily reliant upon community support, grants and donations. Gold coin donations will also be collected at the service.

Donated items can be dropped off at either Middle or Senior School receptions or the Year 6 staff room.

Kylie Wolstencroft
Wellbeing Coordinator / Registered Psychologist