Bergvliet Primary supports many charities such as the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the soup kitchen of Missionaries of Charity, the Ocean View Association for Persons with Disabilities, Help the Rural Child Charity Shop, Casual Day Fundraising Project for People with Disabilities, the Sunflower Fund and Little Angels. Fines levied for the return of lost property (uniform, sports equipment, lunchboxes, etc.) and the proceeds from the sale of unclaimed lost property are donated to The Emma Animal Rescue Society in Fish Hoek, as are the tins of dogfood which the learners donate in order to retrieve cellphones confiscated during school hours.
Please remember the lost, hungry and neglected dogs and cats who are rescued and cared for by the Animal Rescue Organisation, which we support. Donations of tinned or dry pet food will be much appreciated and may be placed in the box in Mrs Laura Anne Williams’ Reception Office. Many thanks to the families who have sent donations of food and cash in to school – your support is greatly appreciated.
Our traditional Thursday Sandwich Day when we donate an extra sandwich from our own lunch to the needy learners at a nearby school, is a gesture of loving outreach worth remembering.
OUTREACH TERM 1 2017
We have once again been thrilled by the response of our parents and learners who help those in need. When we saw the devastation caused to the homes of so many people affected by the fires in Hout Bay, we put out a request for parents to send in clothing and food. There was a tremendous response and we were able to deliver much needed supplies. We really appreciate your generosity in this regard. (See photos on BPS Facebook page)
A sincere thank you to all who contributed to the Easter Egg drive. Your response was overwhelming. We are certainly going to make many children happy during the Easter weekend.
Next term we will be having a collection for the Help the Rural Child charity during the week commencing 8 May. Each family will be given a bag with instructions as to what goods they should be collecting. It might be a good idea to have a clothing sort out over the holidays so that you are prepared beforehand! (Please do not send anything before you receive the bags, as storage is a problem.)