Old Yanchep District High School uniforms donated to overseas charity


Former Yanchep District High School students Lexie Bowden, Jordan Mills and Xavier Mills help Rotary Club of Wanneroo Debbie Singh pack up old uniforms.
Former Yanchep District High School students Lexie Bowden, Jordan Mills and Xavier Mills help Rotary Club of Wanneroo Debbie Singh pack up old uniforms.

OLD Yanchep District High School uniforms are heading overseas after the school closed its doors last term to students from Kindergarten to Year 10.

It will reopen as Yanchep Lagoon Primary School later this month, catering for Kindergarten to Year 6, while the newly-built Yanchep Secondary College will take students from Year 7 to 11.

The planned move happens well ahead of the original schedule to open the college in 2019 and has left the YDHS P&C with a large amount of unsold uniform stock.

“Our school uniforms are made with good quality long-lasting material and the left over stock is in brand new condition, we could not simply throw them away,” president Carly Nasso said.

Ms Nasso said the Rotary Club of Wanneroo accepted about $20,000 worth of uniforms and packed it up with other donations bound for the Burma Children Medical Fund.

“The donations will be distributed on the Thai-Burma border and also be transported into remote schools in the Burma jungle regions,” Rotary Wanneroo head of international operations Debbie Singh said.

She will volunteer with Burma Children Medical Fund in late January and see how the donation will improve the lives of the children and their families.

Indonesian teacher Marion Strachan will co-ordinate a donation of a smaller portion of the uniform stock to a sister school, SD3 Kekeran in Indonesia.

Ms Nasso plans to set up a collection point early in the school year at Yanchep Lagoon Primary School for donations of any second hand uniforms in reasonable condition, which will also be donated to overseas charities.