Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Dyslexia Awareness Week Display and Activities A Great Success

   The St. Peter Chanel Vinnies raised over $100 to support struggling families meet the cost of getting help for their child/children with specific learning disabilities thanks to the tremendous support of those in the local Parish who got behind the Vinnies endeavours.  There to man the stall was Thomas representing his group who made the wheat bags and Dori - a representative from the mosaic group. These two Vinnies did a great job in interacting with parishioners and handling the financial side of transactions. Many thanks also goes out to Tanya Carney (Thomas' Mum) who not only worked with the sewing group in creating wheat bags but also oversaw operations along with her husband Simon in making sure that the after church fundraiser on the 1 and 8 October ran smoothly. Between the efforts of both the St. Peter Chanel Vinnies and the St. Paul's Vinnies we will be able to present SLD with over $400 to support struggling families in the community.

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Dyslexia Awareness Week

From Monday 2nd October - Sunday 8th October is Dyslexia Awareness Week. The theme of the week is 'Positive About Dyslexia' and so to celebrate just what people with Dyslexia can achieve, the St. Peter Chanel Vinnies put together a display of their artwork and information of famous people with dyslexia which will in the foyer of the church during this time. The Vinnies will also be selling wheat bags and raffling off their mosaic mirrors to raise funds to assist struggling families in the community get a cognitive and academic assessment for their child when it is suspected that their child may have a specific learning disability. Such assessments can cost in the vacinity of $500 and therefore can be unaffordable for such families to meet this cost.


Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Vinnies Complete Mosaic Mirrors

   On Thursday 28 September, the group of Vinnies working on creating mosaic mirrors as a fundraiser throughout Term 3 completed their project thanks to the help of Mosaic artist, Claire Andrews who has been assisting the Vinnies with this project. The mosaic mirrors are going to be raffled off as part of our Dyslexia Awareness Week display. 

Thursday, 24 August 2017

St. Peter Chanel Vinnies - A Hive of Activity

The St. Peter Chanel Vinnies are a hive of activity at the moment, we have a group making mosaics and another wheat bags to raise funds to assist students with specific learning disabilities from families who are struggling to make ends meet. We also have a group who over the past couple of weeks have been painting cylinders to turn into drums that will be part of the resources we hope to take with us on our visit to the special needs unit later in the term. It's all go but it's great to see the projects coming together.

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Mosaic Project Underway

This term, a group of the St. Peter Chanel Vinnies are creating two mosaic mirrors as a fundraiser to assist with the cost of helping families who otherwise wouldn't be able to afford it get a cognitive and educational assessment done when their children are suspected of having specific learning disabilities. For many families the cost of such assessments are completely out of reach which can mean that students can end up falling through cracks in the system. Through helping not-for-profit organisations assist with the funding they need to help such families we can make a positive difference for students in our local community. 

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Famous People with Dyslexia

   The St. Peter Chanel Vinnies have now completed their artwork and research into famous people with dyslexia. These fantastic works of art will go on display during Dyslexia Awareness Week later in the year...

Monday, 12 June 2017

Famous People with Dyslexia Continued

   As a follow on to the topic the St. Peter Chanel Vinnies have been looking at this year of people with specific learning disabilities, over the past couple of weeks they have been looking at famous people with dyslexia. On Thursday 8 June, they got underway with painting the portraits of these people they have been working on. Great to see lots of fantastic artwork by some very talented artists