School Life - Students raise money in support of Cancer Council

Cobram Anglican Grammar School hosted the annual ‘Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea’ event on Monday, May 20th. It was also a fabulous way to launch Education Week. The purpose of the morning tea was to raise money for the Cancer Council.

Cancer Council Australia is a not-for-profit organisation that was established in 1961. It aims to promote cancer control and reduce illnesses caused by cancer. Cancer Council Australia is a major funding contributor towards health research, education and prevention and acts as an advocate for cancer patients and their families.

Staff at Cobram Anglican Grammar School encourage and foster the precious relationship between the school, our students and their families. Acknowledging and, wherever possible, assisting families who are facing difficulties, especially with personal illness, is an important aspect of our tightknit educational community.

In addition to marking a day to assist with Cancer Research, many family members take on informal roles in and around our school community, and in addition to the prime reason for the event, Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea was a terrific opportunity to stop, recognise and acknowledge the valuable contribution this special group of people make to Cobram AGS.

The day began with a Whole School Assembly where a number of Student Awards were presented. The guest speaker for the assembly was Year Eight student Lachlan Rouse, who spoke about his own personal journey. It was a fabulous presentation and the whole of the Cobram AGS community was totally captivated for its entirety. Well done Lachie!

Unlike previous years, the day was set up so students assembled in ‘House’ groups rather than Year Level groups, providing an opportunity for cross Year Level interaction. House spirit was in full swing as the houses competed to raise the most money for the Cancer Council with in excess of $300 being raised overall. Stanyer House was victor on the day, raising $115.

A great cause supported by our great ‘family’. A great day!