Mini Vinnies is a primary school initiative run by the St Vincent de Paul society and empowers primary school children to become advocates within their school and local community by putting their values into action. They meet regularly to learn about social justice issues, develop leadership skills and engage with the wide St Vincent de Paul Society.
The Mini Vinnies at St Paul's meet regularly at school during recess or lunchtime. The group usually run fundraisers and other events on the school grounds however they may visit other schools, aged care facilities or similar for special projects.
Mini Vinnies 2021 - 2022
Some of the activities the Mini Vinnies at St Paul's have been involved in are helping to organise a 'Ukraine Day' where all the children dressed in yellow and blue in support of the Ukrainian people.
The Mini Vinnies have also been planting sunflower seeds (March 2022) to surprise the residents of Swallow House with some spectacular sunflowers. The pupils used recycled materials to use as flower pots