Students eagerly await every edition of the event, with the proceeds going towards new materials, initiatives and programs at the school.

On Tuesday, March 10, students donned their aprons to prepare hundreds of crostoli to sell at the festa.

Under the supervision of teacher Carmela Di Iorio, the unusual cooking and language class was a great success.

However, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Festa Italia was postponed for the health and safety of the students.

Though the students were disappointed, they understood the decision was for the good of the community, and instead came up with a beautiful idea.

The school had ordered around 400 bunches of flowers that were to be sold at the event and, assisted by their families, a group of students delivered the flowers to aged care homes in the area on Saturday.

The bouquets went to residents at Lynden Aged Care, Nazareth House, Camberwell Garden, Camberwell Green, Uniting Aged Care and more.

The students’ compassion and this simple gesture touched the hearts of many people.