Our annual Purim celebrations were full of joy, excitement, creative costumes and mitzvot.
As usual, all students from Creche to Year 12, as well as staff, arrived at school dressed in crazy, kooky, fun and colourful costumes. Parents came to watch the fun, which included an ELC costume parade, games in the amphitheatre and the always popular Year 12 dance.
The day was filled with amazing activities which were just as educational as they were exciting and fun. There was a reading of the Megillah in the Library, fulfilling the mitzvah of hearing the story of Purim.
As is tradition on Purim, the Year 12 cohort had the privilege of an excursion to meet and engage with the Year 6 leaders of Dandenong West Primary School. The students introduced the Year 12s to their school’s foundation and the values they pride themselves on. This was then followed by games during which everyone mixed together and introduced themselves, making new friends.
In the lead up to Purim, students and parents were asked to bring in donations of tinned goods, pasta, toilet paper, canvas bags, toiletries and more for the Matanot Le’evyonim program run on the day of Purim. The students heard from a wonderful speaker from CISVic, a Community Information and Support service that represents other local community services for those that are in need of assistance and support, and spent an hour on Purim creating care packages and writing letters to those in need. The donations were overwhelming and the students not only spent their time giving to others, they themselves took a lot away from the session.
Once again, Purim at Bialik was a wonderful day of celebration and giving.
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