This Saturday is the AFL grand final and to celebrate this exciting event, on Thursday 22 October, Bialik is celebrating Footy Colours Day! Students were given the chance to wear their favourite footy jerseys, scarfs and beanies to show pride for their footy team.
Each year on the day before the public holiday, the Fight Cancer Foundation holds a national campaign, Footy Colours Day, which aims to raise money and support kids with cancer. Even in the exciting moments, it is important to remember those who need our support and what better way to do that than to get involved in this amazing day! Students were asked to bring a gold coin donation to participate in the day, with all proceeds going to the Fight Cancer Foundation.
In addition to the Tikkun Olam program that the Year 7 cohort are immersed during Term 4, a group of Year 7 students joined some lovely residents from Emmy Monash for an art session yesterday using clay. The experience was very enriching for the students and residents alike. They created some beautiful pieces of art whilst chatting and laughing together.
The Emmy Monash team were extremely appreciative to have the Bialik students engage and interact in such a meaningful way with the residents. It was an experience that our students will also reflect back on and remember very fondly.
On Wednesday 1 August, the Year 5 students had a wonderful day out in the sunshine and fresh air. Together with Year 5 students from some of the other Jewish schools, the cohort were invited by the JNF to a day of tree planting.
Students participated in fun activities including light gardening, tree planting and crafting. They also heard from a local Victoria Parks Ranger and had the opportunity to bond with peers from other schools.
As part of the Bnei Mitzvah program, the Year 7s have been involved in a range of off-campus Tikkun Olam (Repairing the World) activities, where they are actively learning how to help make the world a better place. Over the last few weeks, they have brought smiles to many residents at Sheridan Hall, Montefiore, Emmy Monash and Gary Smorgon House. They have also contributed their time to community organisations like JNF Australia and Stand Up: Jewish Commitment to a Better World, amongst others.