27 July 2020 Emily Yong   | News | Community  
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On Friday 24th July, Ms. Yong ran to school in order to complete the UNHCR 5km challenge.

"It’s the first time I’ve run in a while due to knee injuries but it felt so good to be doing something I love while contributing to a worthy cause. I’m in a fair bit of pain today but I know this is nothing compared to what other people are experiencing across the world. This challenge asks us to donate $5 to https://run-for-heroes-aus.raisely.com/ to help protect millions of refugees from Covid-19. "

  • $5 can provide soap to 3 people to last for seven weeks
  • $10 can help provide 4 people with safe water containers
  • $25 can provide 2 urban refugees with a cash grant to buy essential hygiene items
  • $50 can provide 3 people with primary healthcare services


Ms. Yong's 5 nominees to take on this challenge are:

  1. Mr Achmad
  2. Mr Howard 
  3. Ms Khan
  4. Ms Carrasco 
  5. School Captain Zain Ousmand


If you are a student or a teacher and would like to get involved please read the instructions below. 

  1. Return completed permission note to Ms Yong by Monday 24th July, 2020 (Term 3, Week 1 - Friday).
  2. Go for your 5km run, walk or cycle (take a photo of yourself, holding your hand up in the ‘five’ position) between 27th July – 14th August
  3. Go to https://run-for-heroes-aus.raisely.com/ and donate $5
  4. Email Ms Yong (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) with the photo of yourself, the 5 people you have nominated for the challenge and 1-2 sentences describing your experience running, walking or cycling. Your nominations, photo and description of the challenge will be posted on the school’s website and social media sites. Keep up to date with the challenge to see if your nominees have completed their part!