Turning blue in support of Huntington’s
Several shades of blue were visible around St Paul’s Anglican Grammar School’s Warragul Campus recently during “Wear Something Blue – Huntington’s Awareness Day.”
The Warragul Junior School’s Student Representative Council (SRC) opted to support the day in recognition of a St Paul’s family that is living with the impacts of Huntington’s disease (HD).
A progressive, genetic neurological condition, HD causes deterioration of brain cells resulting in impairment in a person’s physical, cognitive and emotional/psychological functioning.
HD is relatively unknown but not rare and teachers have been educating students about HD throughout the year about its devastating impact which is commonly misunderstood.
The whole school ‘turned blue’ for the cause to support the awareness of HD with students and teachers donning their favourite blue outfits.
The SRC hosted various activities throughout the day that included ball games and a colouring competition and sold merchandise from Huntington’s Victoria.
Representatives from Huntington’s Victoria joined students for the afternoon to explain more about HD.
Fundraising and donations raised over $8,000 for the cause as part of a larger community effort.
The 2023 Dux of St Paul’s Anglican Grammar School is Hamna Mohamed Fahmi of Warragul who received an ATAR of 99.75. Hamna also achieved a perfect score of 50 for Psychology.
An impressive group of guest speakers provided High Performance Program students at St Paul’s Anglican Grammar School with newfound insight into the life of a professional athlete and reiterated the importance of maintaining their health and wellbeing in their sporting endeavours.
Three students from St Paul’s Anglican Grammar School represented the school and Victoria at The Australian Interschool Equestrian Championships at Werribee Park National Equestrian Centre.
A St Paul’s Anglican Grammar School Sport Aerobics team has once again achieved a podium placement at the School Aerobics National Championships in Adelaide.
Students were surprised and amused when Year 12 Prefects at St Paul’s Anglican Grammar School took charge and commandeered an assembly!
In a heartwarming effort, students at St Paul’s Anglican Grammar School’s Traralgon Campus gathered a 1,908 food can collection for this year’s Traralgon Rotary Club’s Give a Damn – Give a Can campaign.
Soon, there will be a new place to learn in Drouin. For parents thinking about where their child might start their educational journey, St Paul’s Anglican Grammar School is hosting an Information Evening about its new Drouin Early Learning Centre and Primary School set to open its doors in 2025.
The Years 5/6 Mixed Soccer team from St Paul’s Anglican Grammar School is poised to put their skills to the test at the School Sport Victoria (SSV) State Championships.
Music students from St Paul’s Anglican Grammar School collaborated with students from other SEISA schools in Gippsland and South-East Melbourne to create harmonies and showcase their musical talent at the annual SEISA Music Festival.
St Paul’s Anglican Grammar School student Georgia recently competed at the 2023 Equestrian Victoria Interschool State Championships at Werribee Park National Equestrian Centre.