The children of St Xavier’s Private School are encouraged daily to pray for and keep in mind those less fortunate than they are. Fundraising (and ‘fun-raising’) activities are held each term to heighten their awareness of the need to give for one reason or another.
Advent Season is given special consideration. The school sets aside a special day where the children walk in procession to place their offerings in bags, heightening their awareness of the spirit of generosity that should be ever-present in them. The response is always tremendous. Every year, they are encouraged to donate gifts and toys to the more needy in society, especially those in children’s homes, and this year was no different.
Scores of children excitedly walked along school corridors to donate their share of cheer, accompanied by spirited and encouraging renditions of Christmas classics sung by their peers. Happiness pervaded the atmosphere.