Gymea’s Biggest Morning Tea

Key Points

  • Congratulations to the SLA on their fundraising campaign for the Cancer Council this week.
  • Affecting 1 in every 2 Australians by the age of 85, Gymea came together this week through a range of events to support this most worthy cause.
  • The SLA organised a hotly contested handball competition and a hugely popular cake stall to complement their online fundraising that has seen them raise well over their $1000 goal.

Cancer is something that is likely to touch all of us in some way. 1 in every 2 Australians will be diagnosed with cancer by the age of 85 and for many of our families, it is something that has and is impacting on them personally. In support of all of our families who are currently or have travelled that cancer journey, whether personally or in supporting a loved one, our Student Leadership Assembly (SLA) organised a range of activities throughout this week to raise much needed awareness and funds for the Cancer Council Australia.

On Tuesday 25 May, the SLA led our first hotly contested handball competition during lunch time in the lead up to their Biggest Morning Tea event. Staff and students from across the school were encouraged to enter the competition for a gold coin donation, with all funds going towards the Cancer Council. The competition saw so many of our staff and students from across years 7 to 12 fill the quad to take part or cheer on their peers as they battled it out in 2-minute hot rounds to find the ultimate handball champion of Gymea THS. The final competition round saw the students verse the teachers before the championship game, where Angelisa of Year 10 battled it out against Marko of Year 10, Liam of Year 7 and Mr Vamvakaris to be crowned handball champion!

Following this, the SLA held Gymea’s Biggest Morning Tea on Thursday 27 May during recess. The canteen was filled with staff and students patiently lining up to purchase the baked goodies that so many across our community had graciously prepared. The cake stall alone saw us raise over $500 and together with the funds raised from the handball competition and the online fundraising campaign, we well surpassed our goal of raising $1000 for the Cancer Council.

We want to thank our community for their participation in supporting such a worthy cause. All funds raised throughout the events this week go towards vital cancer research, support services, prevention programs and advocacy. Thank you, Gymea!

There is still time to donate through our online fundraiser at

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