Last week saw approx. 90 girls sleep over night at the College to raise funds and awareness for the Good Samaritan Sisters’ work in Bacolod City in the Philippines at the Kinder School and also their Melbourne refuge which helps homeless people. Throughout the night the girls enjoyed great music, awesome pumpkin soup, great conversations with friends and ended the night with a movie. As the girls woke the next morning to friendly faces and the warmth of hot chocolate they realised how difficult it would be to do this every night.
Through this experience the girls gained awareness and empathy for those who are not as fortunate as us. It was also wonderful to welcome Sr Leonie, Principal of the Bacolod Kinder School, and we thank her for participating in the Sleep Out with the girls. Together with the mufti day, a total of $10, 600 has been raised for this wonderful cause and reminds us what a wonderful community Stella Maris is.