Friday 8th May 2015

Read up on the Student Council's recent activity and how they are benefitting global and local schools. 

The Student Council has been at full pace this term continuing the great start to the year. Recently, the Student Council held a mufti day and barbeque to raise funds towards the Nepalese recovery appeal. The massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake caused mass destruction across the Himalayan country killing thousands of people. Following tradition the school rose to the occasion producing a record amount for the mufti day and adding to this amount with a barbeque. Just under $1600.00NZD was raised for Phortse School. Phortse School is located in the rural Phortse Village - East of Kathmandu. The money raised will travel with a group from Cromwell who will directly take the money to the school to help with the rebuild of their school. The Student Council would like to say 'Dhanybhad' (thank you) to the students and staff for their enormous efforts to help rebuild Phortse School.

The Student Council has been building on its new initiative to implement a more direct way to achieve student goals within the school. With Oscar Sycamore leading the way in the year 7 & 8 area, ideas have flooded in. Ideas include new additions to the Link, more sports gear and outside picnic tables. The year 9 & 10 area has followed suit with similar ideas lead by AJ Visagie.

Other mufti days that have been held have helped raise funds for Rare Diseases Day, Vanuatu relief appeal and Shija Ngoye, a Tanzanian Sponser a Child recipient. In the coming weeks we look towards strengthening our link with Caversham Primary School by supporting them with new books.

Cromwell College with Pupils from Phortse School
Survivors Pulled from Rubble after 7.8 Earthquake 
Destruction in Nepal after Earthquake