Well done to the AIS Touch Rugby team for their recent participation in the SRFC Touch Rugby competition held at RMIT. The mixed team was made up of boys and girls from Year 7 through to Year 13. In very hot conditions and against more experienced opposition the team played extremely well throughout the day, growing in confidence and improving with each game. Their commitment and enthusiasm were rewarded with a strong win in their final playoff match, earning them the Sword Trophy. Congratulations!
In preparation for this year’s 20th Anniversary Terry Fox Run Vietnam, AIS students, teachers and families donated 20 million VND to the Terry Fox Foundation for Cancer Research. One hundred percent of all monies raised across Vietnam remain in country, funding early detection of cancer and cancer research. Nearly 100 AIS students joined the run early Sunday morning on 27 November, to walk, wheel ride and some to compete. On Monday, 28 November, the youngest sibling of Terry Fox, Judith Fox was a guest speaker at the Secondary School assembly. Judith shared memories of her brother Terry while they were
Huge congratulations to the AIS Primary school students for raising 7 million VND for Loreto Vietnam (http://www.loretovietnam.org/). The children purchased popcorn and drinks during the recent Wizard of Oz and the proceeds will help underprivileged children and families in the Tra Vinh Province which is located in the Mekong Delta Region of Vietnam. The Primary students have got the fundraising efforts off to an excellent start! To families and teachers and to student’s congratulations once again for a job well done. Watch this space for updates on our Loreto Vietnam fundraising efforts. Sincerely, The Wizard of OZ Production Team
87 Year 8 students spent last week on their annual school camp in Hoi An, Da Nang and Hue. Students did a number of educational, team building, and personal growth activities. Over the four days, students attended a local orphanage to visit the children and learn meditation techniques, walked around Hoi An Ancient Town, climbed Marble Mountain took in the sights of Hai Van Pass, cleaned up section of beach and learnt the importance of recycling, tested their courage on zip lines and high wire courses and finally walked around the Ancient City in Hue, discovering more about Vietnam¹s history.