2023 Autumn Festival for High School

14 March 2023

Seasonal Festivals provide nourishment for the soul of our school community. At Glenaeon, it is custom to celebrate the Autumn Festival. As mentioned in The Drum, this is a chance to honour the changing rhythms and seasons and give thanks for Mother Nature’s treasures. We express our goodwill for others through the donation of food and goods for people who have little or none. Autumn Festival is a reminder to us all to remember to be kind to each other and to the earth, and that we must nourish ourselves, and others and give back to nature for all she provides. It is a reminder that as humans we need to draw on our own inner strength to care, for each other and our planet.

In High School, our students will engage in a series of activities in the final weeks of the term culminating in a High School gathering for Years 7, 8, 9 and Year 11 to celebrate Autumn Festival in Period 2 on the last day of term, Wednesday 5 April, in the Sylvia Brose Hall. This is a student only event.  (Year 12 are on Solo camp, and Year 10 are on Musical leave).

ACTION: High School students and families are asked to bring in donations:

From Wednesday 22nd March, please donate non-perishables such as tins of beans, soup, tinned fish, etc.

From Monday 3rd April and Tuesday 4th April, please donate perishables such as fruit and vegetables, suggestions include:

  • Apples
  • Carrots
  • All types of potatoes
  • Onions
  • Pumpkins & gourds
  • Pineapples
  • Corn still in the husk
  • Whole uncut melons

DROP OFF POINT is Classrooms and Mentor Groups.
Please do not drop food donations at Middle Cove Reception as there is no space in the office to properly store food. 

All donated food will be collected by OzHarvest to support Sydney’s vulnerable people.