Help us bring a smile to a child in need

November 19, 2021  
Deputy Principal and Chaplain - Rev. James Rogers and Assistant Chaplain - Rev. Mark Grieve

It’s hard to believe that Christmas is just around the corner. We have been so consumed with the return-to-school plan that anything beyond the present and urgent seems a distant reality. But Christmas bells are ringing. And I say, ‘bring it on!” I’m sure we will all benefit from some Christmas joy. 

Toys ‘n Tucker is a wonderful way to share the joy of Christmas with people in need.

In these hard and uncertain times, we can make a big difference to others by giving a little extra.

Toys ‘n Tucker is an Anglicare initiative where gifts of food, toys and Christmas hampers are donated and packed by volunteers to be given to those in need. Year 10 will be volunteering to pack the hampers this year and pass them on to Anglicare. Year 10 Dean, Rev. Grieve, will coordinate the Year 10 effort.  

We are asking for your support. You can assist by bringing in items that will make up the Christmas hampers.  There are 12 main items, and we are asking students in each Year group to commit to bringing in one of these items. If they wish to bring in more than their allocated item, then they can choose from the ‘extra items’ list below as well. Here are the Year group allocations with the identified item for each Year group:


Prep: Extras Items 

  • Kindergarten: Tinned Ham 450g
  • Year 1: Tinned Salmon 415g
  • Year 2: Tinned Fruit 850g and Vegetables 425g
  • Year 3: Jam 500g
  • Year 4: Packet of biscuits 200g x 2
  • Year 5: Milo 200g
  • Year 6: Dried pasta 500g
  • Year 7: Tea 50pk or coffee 100g
  • Year 8: Pasta Sauce 500g
  • Year 9: Long life custard 1l
  • Year 10: Christmas cake or pudding 500-700g
  • Year 12: Long life milk 1l full cream


Extras items that can go into a hamper and can be brought in by anyone include:

  • Lollies 200g (not chocolates)
  • Cup of Soup
  • Small, tinned fish 95g
  • 2-minute noodles
  • Jelly packets
  • Muesli bars


Students can bring in their selected item(s) to their classroom teacher (Prep and Junior School) or mentor teacher or library entrance foyer (Senior School). Year 10 students will assist with the collection and storage of items as they come in. Let’s share the joy. Thank you in anticipation of your generous support. 


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