Junior Missions 2020
On Wednesday 4 March Junior School had a Missions Assembly to hear about our trip to Uganda in January and launch our Missions Vision for 2020. Middle School students Jake, Hamish, Elsie and Megan were able to demonstrate their Kiganda dancing and drumming skills that they learnt from Divine Junior School teachers and students. On Friday 6 March at Middle School Chapel, the same students were interviewed by Mr Daniel Favretti about their Missions experience in Uganda.
Thank you for your generous contributions to Missions in 2019. We raised $927.65 through Coins for Missions, $1,141 from Priestley Stauner’s family and $1,663.95 through selling cans of drinks and Zooper Doopers. Our total by the end of Term 3 was $3,732.60, pretty impressive! Throughout Term 4 we continued to receive generous donations from our school community for Divine Junior School bringing the total to over $10,000.
Divine Junior School community were so grateful for Penrith Christian School’s generosity. They send their love, prayers and gratitude and they even wrote a song about ‘Coins for Missions’ which was posted on Penrith Christian School's Facebook account in January. (CLICK HERE to view)
Here is a detailed list of what the 2019 Missions money was used for at Divine Junior School:
Painting inside and outside all classrooms
Three HP desktop computers
One laptop and projector (donated by PCS ICT Department)
Assorted school resources, crafts and educational games
Yamaha 463 Keyboard for school worship
Outdoor pavers, doors and window shutters
Veranda and drainage throughout the school
Community Gospel Outreach - including lunch for 600 children, hire of local facilities and a giant jumping castle
A filter for the school water tank
A range of footballs and pencil cases generously donated by Bunnings
Netball and soccer uniforms, and equipment were donated by Cait and Hamish Burke, Soul Sports and Riverlands Netball Club
In addition every student from Divine Junior School received a letter from a friend at PCS, two gifts and a gospel of John.
For 2020, each Junior School class will receive a class container to collect ‘Coins for Missions’ throughout the school year for our international sister school. All funds will support Divine Junior School Uganda. Students are encouraged to do jobs at home to serve their families or maybe give up the change from their lunch order. Every coin makes a difference!
Other Junior School Missions projects throughout 2020 include:
Term 1 National Fundraiser Go Blue for Autism
On Wednesday 1 April, Junior School will have a fundraiser titled, Wear Blue for Autism and the children will be able to wear (on top of their school uniform) anything blue, like socks, hair ties/ribbons, wigs and bangles for the day and bring a gold coin donation. All funds go to NSW Autism Association.
Term 2 Buddy Letters Divine Junior School Uganda
Missions students will have the opportunity to write a letter to a friend from Divine Junior School Uganda. We have been exchanging buddy letters for the past four years.
Term 3 Random Acts of Kindness
Students will be able to get involved in practical ways to help others with a focus on family, friends and our school community. More information will follow later in the year.
Term 4 Local Missions Trip
During Term 4, Missions students will have the opportunity to make cards and gifts for a local nursing home. Students from Years 3 and 4 will have the opportunity to go and visit Governor Phillip Nursing Home to present the gifts and the gospel through songs.
Thank you for having a BIG heart for God and others through Missions.
Year 4 Teacher, Junior School Leader of Missions