September 17, 2020

The Campbelltown community takes so much pride in our locals schools.

The teachers, staff, students, parents, carers and volunteers all make tremendous contributions to ensure our schools run efficiently and look great.

It's a devastating blow when something happens – like a fire – that undoes that hard work.

Well a couple of weeks ago, that's exactly what happened at St Helens Park Primary School.

A fire ripped through the school, badly damaging two classrooms occupied by kindergarten and Year One classes.

Despite the destruction, it was heartening to see our community once again rise to the occasion and help those in need.

Since the fire the Campbelltown and wider Macarthur community has stepped up to the plate to assist the school, its staff and students.

Firstly, staff got together to buy gifts for the school's students.

Then students from Elderslie Public School – located in the neighbouring electorate of Camden – sent 500 paper hearts to the school.

Students from Yandelora School in Narellan also provided books and games for the students.

On behalf of the Campbelltown community, thank you to everyone who has helped out school during the past couple of weeks.