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Christmas wrap-up: Anglican students spark joy with ‘Giving Tree’ generosity

Daniel Bouwmeester    January 24, 2023    2 min read   

The Springfield Anglican College (TSAC) has continued its Christmas tradition of helping children in need by donating toys as part of Anglicare’s ‘Christmas Giving Tree’ program.

Throughout November, the school encouraged students to donate small gifts and, for the first time, gift cards up to the value of $20.

Principal Steven Morris said that the level of response to the annual program continues to be extremely positive – a reflection of the school’s Christmas spirit.

“As an Anglican College, our student community has donated small gifts and gift cards with enthusiasm and Christmas cheer,” Mr Morris said.

“This time of year can be financially challenging for families, and we know that many people in our community are doing it tough [and] have experienced extreme hardship.”

“The inclusion of gift cards helps spread the joy of Christmas by allowing families to purchase meaningful gifts for their children. It also reduces the physical handling, storage and distribution of gifts. 

Anglicare is the community outreach service of the Anglican Church, and has been in operation in Queensland for over 150 years, providing nursing and foster care, among other vital services.

Representatives from Anglicare Logan and Brisbane Fostering Services – another local foster care provider – collected the donations from both the Primary and Secondary Campuses, and thanked the College community for their thoughtful support.

“Your donations mean a lot to us and make a big difference to the families who use our service,” a spokesperson for Anglicare said.

“The lead up to Christmas can be a tough time, but your generosity means that more children and families will have a special day.”

Image: TSAC.

TSAC is an independent Anglican co-educational early learning, primary, and secondary school in Springfield. The Primary Campus is located at 25 Springfield College Drive, and the Secondary Campus at 68 Springfield Greenbank Arterial.

For more information about the school, visit tsac.qld.edu.au or www.facebook.com/TheSpringfieldAnglicanCollege, or alternatively call 3814 8100 or email info@tsac.qld.edu.au.

Daniel Bouwmeester

Daniel was born in a mining town in New South Wales to Dutch and Welsh immigrants, before relocating to Logan City, where he attended Canterbury College for twelve years. He pursued his passion for music by completing a first-class honours degree at the University of Queensland (UQ), and later signed with a local record label. He has travelled the world from a young age, including a student exchange in rural France, a job working the ski lifts in Colorado, and visits to the islands of the South Pacific. After a six-year career in market research, Daniel returned to UQ to complete a Bachelor of Journalism and Arts dual degree, majoring in political science. His varied experiences at home and abroad have contributed to a passion for spreading good news while defending the truth buried inside complex societal paradigms.