The St Patrick’s SRC is a hard-working, dedicated group of students who give up their time to assist the school and the wider community. The St Patrick’s SRC comprises of two student representatives for each grade (Kindergarten to Year 6). The Student Representatives are voted by their peers and act in this position for the year. The SRC meets each fortnight where representatives discuss school issues raised by students in their class. This includes improvements to our school’s facilities and practices as well as fundraising activities that support charities and other worthwhile causes on a local, national and global scale. Each year the SRC organise and promote awareness for the following charities. Term 1: Caritas (Project Compassion) Term 2: Little Paths Child sponsor (Tanzania) Term 3: Catholic Mission (Socktober) Term 4: St Vincent De Paul Christmas Appeal As a part of the Wagga Wagga Diocese, we support Caritas and Catholic Mission to raise funds for our national and global neighbours who are most in need. In 2019 we participated in the fiver for a farmer drought relief raising $425. We also raised $885 during Project Compassion for Caritas. Casual shorts Friday during Lent with a 50c donation proved to be a great fundraiser! We also raised $329 for Catholic Mission. Every student made a gold coin donation and celebrated ‘crazy clothes day’. In 2016 we committed to sponsoring children living in Mwanza, Tanzania through the Little Paths Organisation. The SRC helped to raise $500 by holding a whole school handball competition and a coloured clothes day. The final was played on the stage of the Fr O'Dea Hall at our last Friday Assembly of the term before announcing the amount of money the school had raised. This money will allow several children to attend school and receive an education for one year in the small village of Mwanza. We will continue to support these children and continue to support their right to an education. The SRC also presented two of our local St Vincent De Paul representatives with a cheque for $600 and over $600 worth of food and personal care items to support families in our local community at Christmas time. The gratitude and overwhelming emotion shown by these representatives on receiving this gift from the school left us all feeling an immense sense of pride as they explained to us the difference we were making to these families in our community.