Our action to help our rural community
Right now, many of our families are facing one of the worst droughts of the past century.
The costs of drought cannot be measured through purely financial metrics and our response must be broad-based. Our College Counselling and chaplaincy teams are taking care to focus on boys and families who may need extra support at this time. Further to that, our Senior School leadership have organised support within the student ranks — including a public display of support this Friday through a series of activities.
The time to help is now — and I encourage you and your family to contribute in whatever way that you can.
Make a donation to Rural Aid
An internal fund within the College has been established in partnership with the Old Boys’ Union to collect donations for our rural community. These will be stored and donated to Rural Aid.
You can make your contribution here.
Follow the link and, under the event drop-down, select ‘Rural Aid Donation’. For just $100, you can contribute enough to pay for a rural family to afford a tank of fuel. For $250, you can provide for a personal counselling session with a Rural Aid Counsellor. Please give generously.
As you may know, our Senior School students have also organised several events for this Friday to support our rural community.
Charity BBQ — Our current students will donate a gold-coin for a BBQ lunch. This is a chance to reflect on where our food comes from and how we have a responsibility to recognise the importance of agricultural sustainability.
Fiver for Farmers — Our current students will donate $5 and wear colourful socks this Friday.
Touch of country — Our staff will wear a touch of country and make a donation to Rural Aid.
Scots v Kings — This weekend, Scots and Kings will be joining forces to raise funds for Rural Aid. You can make a contribution on the day by donating to either a Scots boy or a Kings boy with a donations bucket.
Together, we will deliver meaningful support to our rural families.
I commend these opportunities to you.
So much of our strength, both as a nation and a College, is derived from our rural communities. Put simply: their success is our success.
What we've done
Check back here to see the ways the College community are pulling together to support our rural community.