Socktober

On 8th November St Stephen’s School will be hosting Socktober and engaging our whole school community to SOCK IT TO POVERTY! Socktober is designed to increase students’ awareness and understanding of poverty around the world as part of World Mission Month.

The students will be raising money for the first 4 weeks of Term 4 leading up to Socktober Day. On the day every child who registers will take part in a ‘Shoot Out’ against staff, parents and some special guests.​

REGISTRATION

Please register your child at the Socktober website below. Should you choose, please consider helping your child set a target and fundraise for the poorest children in Ghana to receive an education. Once registered, students can ask their friends and families to sponsor them. Below are some examples of what our sponsorship money can provide for the children in Ghana.

  • $37 can help to build new classrooms in a remote school, which will provide children with a safe learning environment.
  • $164 can cover the cost of providing nutritious food for the 78 children at the Nazareth Home for God’s Children for one day.
  • $300 can help cover the cost of vital medicine for one child at the Nazareth Home for God’s Children for six months.

Register your child* now using this link: https://www.socktober.org.au/StStephensAlgester​

*Please note, children under 16 should have their parent register on the Socktober platform

Socktober involves children gaining sponsorship for 5 attempts at kicking a soccer goal – one of which is with a ‘Sockball’ handmade by your children.

We also would love to have parents come along and support Socktober on the day. If you are interested in being a part of it, please contact the office and let us know if you would like to be a goalie or a helper.

We will be ‘kicking’ off the day with a whole school liturgy at 8:40am in The Hall. We invite parents to join us if you are available.

SOCKBALL MAKING

Students will be making their our recycled ‘Sockballs’ during class time in Week 2 and 3 next term. We require donations of a variety of recyclable materials in order to make the soccer balls. Please send items into school as soon as possible.

  • Old materials / fabric / t-shirts / cloths / old socks
  • Plastic bags
  • Bubble wrap
  • Newspaper
  • String or thin rope

WHAT TO WEAR ON THE DAY

Students may wear their Sports uniform and their favourite long soccer socks with runners for Socktober.

We are very excited about sharing mission with the children on the day and hope that many parents will be able to assist and participate as goalies! If you can help out on the 8th of November, please contact the school office on (07) 3711 4911 and let us know if you would like to be a goalie or a helper.

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