There has been a stirring in the community for people coming forth and wanting to help supporting families who have been impacted by drought. The media attention given over the past few months has highlighted a desperate need for both financial and emotional support for farming families. I have been approached over the past week by a number of parents, staff and students who have asked if we as a school can do something to assist.Last week 11 of our staff came together and discussed some options for how we can rally together as a school community and raise support. We discussed the opportunity to direct this support towards another school community that is being impacted as a result of the drought.One of the ideas that has been discussed is to hold a School Bush Dance (proposed date Friday, 14 September) to raise funds, in addition to a 'Dress Like a Farmer day' (Monday, 10 September). As a staff we have some close connections with farming communities. I know that some of our teachers are from farming backgrounds and their parents are still on the 'land' (myself included). More information will be advertised in the following weeks regarding Dress Like A Farmer and the Moggill Bush Dance.
Until next time, (Get your cowboy hat ready!)