This term students in Year 3 have been promoting and supporting Operation Christmas Child as part of their History, Technology and Christian Studies integrated unit of work.
Operation Christmas Child (OCC) is a project run by Samaritan’s Purse who partners with local churches in developing nations to reach out to children by providing gift-filled shoeboxes while at the same time, sharing the gospel and the good news of salvation through Jesus Christ.
The shoebox appeal began at the end of Term 3 and continued until Week 3 of Term 4. We saw so many happy faces come and pick up a shoebox and bring it backfilled to the brim with wonderful presents for children in need. Over the course of the appeal, we managed to collect over 200 shoeboxes! This is a huge effort from the families of GCC and we are so grateful for your support.
It has been an amazing journey to be a part of and all of the students learnt the importance of giving to others and being thankful for what we have here in Australia.
On behalf of the Year 3 students and teachers, we would like to thank you for your support and we are so overwhelmed by the generosity of spirit shown by everyone.
Sarah Jennings, Year 3 Team Leader