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Giving for Good

The annual Middle School Community Fair took place in Term 3.

The student organised fair aims to make money for each year group’s respective charities.

Year 7 – 10 students sold everything from cupcakes to lollipops to sausages and bread and every snack in between to benefit the SPCA, Wellington City Mission, Refugee Family Reunification Trust and Cystic Fibrosis New Zealand.

Community service is an important part of the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme and all students take part in service activities and raise money for charity throughout the year.

Business boomed for the Middle School as the Old Gym became packed with hungry staff and students ready to be warmed up during a chilly lunch time.

Year 7 student Amelia Mavropoulos’ group made cupcakes for the SPCA.

“We chose to make cupcakes because it’s something that most people like,” she explains.

Year 10 student Michelle Bgoni and her group sold hot chips to raise money for Cystic Fibrosis New Zealand.

“We were so successful because we sold out in 20 minutes,” she says.

Outside a group of Year 9 students hosted a sausage sizzle for Refugee Family Reunification Trust.

Elizabeth Derby says she thinks it is important the girls raised money for the charity.

“I think it’s important because I wouldn’t want to be away from my family. Some people don’t have family to go home to,” she explains.

The students managed to raise $2646.80 for charity overall.

Year 7 raised $471.20 for the SPCA, Year 8 raised $532.80 for Wellington City Mission, Year 9 raised $910.40 for Refugee Family Reunification Trust and Year 10 made $732.40 for Cystic Fibrosis New Zealand.