Students embrace the spirit of giving


November 6, 2019

Mount View Primary School has been participating in Food For Families for 23 years.

And each year, the spirit of giving continues to grow throughout the school community.

Former Assistant Principal, John Kennedy introduced Food For Families to the school and has helped it grow each year. Current Assistant Principal, Bianca Gatherum has now taken the reigns.

“Food For Families is a tradition at Mount View Primary School. Everyone looks forward to getting involved,” Year 4 teacher, Libby Russell said.

“Our students, families, teachers and the wider community get behind the campaign.”

“It’s a great way to give back and it brings our school community together at Christmas time.”

“The children love collecting food and seeing the boxes fill up.”

“The corridors are piled high with boxes. Last year, we had to look at alternative places to store the boxes,” she added.

While it’s a fun way to help, Libby says Food For Families helps to teach the children some valuable life lessons.

“It puts things into perspective for the children and opens their eyes to the struggles some people face,” she said.

“It’s wonderful to see the empathy and compassion shown by the children throughout the collection.”

Mount View Primary School has adopted an IB Primary Years Program, focussed on developing students as caring, active participants in a lifelong journey of learning.

Students are encouraged to take responsibility for their learning as they explore local and global issues.

“Food For Families is a great fit for teaching our students the need to give back to their local community,” Libby said.

“It creates a great vibe at the school as we all unite for a wonderful cause.”

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