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Challenge Day

On Monday 9 September the College will be celebrating a day that ‘brings colour’ to the daily lives of the De La Salle students.

This event has been orgainised by the College Leaders to raise money for ‘Challenge’ in the name of Magnus Urban; a Year 6 student who was diagnosed with Leukemia earlier in the year.

Who is Challenge?:

Challenge brings colour and relief to the lives of children and families living with cancer as they face the pressures of a life-threatening illness. With an emphasis on ‘fun’, we provide a range of practical services and therapies and a program of tailored experiences that remind them how good life can be.” (https://www.challenge.org.au/generic.asp?pageid=2)

In accordance with Challenge’s philosophies a number of events, ‘with an emphasis on ‘fun’’, will be held at Tiverton throughout lunchtime to help make it a memorable occasion. Students across both campuses will be permitted to wear casual clothing following a gold-coin donation to Challenge (via their Homeroom Teacher).

Kinnoull Events:

  • Casual attire for the students and staff; those who chose to participate are asked to make a gold coin donation which will be donated to Challenge.

Tiverton Events:

  • Casual attire for the students and staff; those who chose to participate are asked to make a gold coin donation which will be donated to Challenge.
  • During homeroom the students of Tiverton will be addressed by David Rogers, the CEO of Challenge.
  • Primary classes to partake in a “Magnusificant Hatwalk”; an exciting homemade hat competition. Students will strut their hats on the hatwalk (catwalk) at Recess.

Lunchtime activities:

  • Egg & spoon races — $2 per person entry
  • Three-legged races — $2 per person entry
  • 3-on-3 basketball — $5 a team entry
  • Sausage Sizzle

Ashton Agar (De La Salle 2011 & debut for Australia at the recent Ashes Cricket Tour) has also kindly donated a signed cricket bat which will be raffled off (the Leaders will begin selling tickets on Wednesday 4 Sept). Raffle tickets can also be purchased by the parents from the Tiverton Office. All proceeds of the raffle will go to Challenge.

Rose Roe
Coordinator of College Leaders

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