What everyone needs to know!
Where: Glenbawn Dam
When: Friday 23 August 2013 (Friday of Week 6 Term 3)
This will be the fourteenth Walkathon held by St Joseph’s.
The first Walkathon was held in 1985 and generally they have been held every second year since then. The early Walkathons involved students walking from the school along the highway and then almost to Glenbawn Dam, and then back through Broad’s Crossing to the school (22km).
Recent Walkathons have generally been held at Lake Glenbawn because of greater safety on roads and the availability of toilets and other park facilities.
Most Walkathons have raised in excess of $20,000 in sponsorships which are gained by students approaching the whole Upper Hunter community, not just the regular people who contribute to the school
Because everyone gets involved, Walkathons have made a major contribution to our special “have a go” community at Aberdeen
Funds raised at Walkathons have made a significant contribution to the physical facilities at our school, from the Front oval and pool, to computer facilities and sports equipment, to the building of the School Hall and the canteen.
One of the major benefits of Walkathons is the opportunity for students to
experience and develop the practical human and Christian values of
responsibility, ownership, teamwork, leadership and stewardship.
Walkathons have provided many of the best Public Relations opportunities for our school, as people in the broader Upper Hunter community are able to meet examples of our responsible, polite, genuine, well-mannered, sincere, neatly groomed, enthusiastic and goal focused students who are a credit to their school and their families while they seek sponsors.
Parents are most welcome to be part of the day, staffing checkpoints or assisting with catering or other activities. Every effort is made to ensure that the whole Walkathon experience is a positive, fun-filled and affirming experience for every student.