For the next 6 weeks, our school is partnering with Catholic Mission by participating in Socktober. We invite our students to connect with young people experiencing challenges in the developing world through education and the world game of soccer.

This year, our collective fundraising efforts will support vulnerable children in Thailand through a kindergarten run by the Good Shepherd Sisters in Bangkok. The kindergarten provides a caring learning environment for the children and allows their parents, often single mothers, to work and support the family. Check here for more info.

As a school, we have the opportunity to contribute in a special way. We’d like to invite you to take a moment to register your child for Socktober so they can join their friends and make a difference for children in need in Thailand. Setting up your child’s page takes only a few minutes.

Click here to register. Make sure you join our school and your class. (See screen shot below)

The good news is you don’t have to come up with all the funds. The fundraising works by sharing your child’s page with family and friends and asking them to sponsor the effort. In return, your child can set themselves a number of Socktober goals, which can be found in the Mission Packs, kicking as many as they can and posting about them on the page.

You’ll be asked to pick a fundraising goal when you register. Whatever your child/ren raises towards this goal will support the basic needs of vulnerable children around the world, such as food, clean water, healthcare, and education. You might choose from one of the targets below:

  • $35 can help towards the cost of school supplies for a child for one year.
  • $102 can help towards the meals and snacks for one child at the kindergarten for a year.
  • $300 can help purchase milk for all the children at the kindergarten for two weeks.
  • $1500 could purchase one school uniform each for all 59 girls at the kindergarten for one year

In Term 4, we’ll have a chance to come together at our school’s Socktober Event Day, where the children will be able to kick goals for kids in need around the world. This is a fun and educational day, and you are invited to join us if you are able.

We will keep you updated in school newsletters and emails throughout the term as we continue to build momentum towards our Socktober Event Day on Monday 15th November.

Thank you for your support and for helping your child/ren ‘sock it to poverty!’