Corowa High School will implement a new resilience program as a result of a $10,000 grant from the Commonwealth Bank Corowa branch.
Commonwealth Bank Corowa Branch Manager Donna Hussey and Commonwealth Bank Area Manager for Riverina NSW Josh Walker presented the cheque at a school assembly last Wednesday.
In celebration of a 100-year legacy of giving, Commonwealth Bank employees will give $10 million to community organisations, with 1000 Centenary Grants valued at $10,000.
Corowa High School was one of the first organisations to receive a Centenary Grant, with Corowa branch and employees nominating the school in recognition of the much-needed services it provides to the local community.
Corowa High School Relieving Principal Ruth Winfield thanked the bank for the grant.
“We are very appreciative and look forward to using the money to start a new program to develop student resilience,” she said.
“We have noticed that sometimes there are some students who need a greater level of support when challenges arise, more so in the junior years.
“If they learn those skills early then they are more likely to be successful.”
Funding for the program is provided by the CommBank Foundation’s employee giving program, which has been supporting Australians in need since 1917.
More than 13,000 current and retired bank employees donate a portion of their income to the program, with each contribution matched dollar-for-dollar by the bank.
Ms Hussey said the inspiring work undertaken by Corowa High School was a crucial factor in the school receiving the grant.
“We’re thrilled to be able to support Corowa High School in the important work they do for our local community,” Ms Hussey said.
“This money will help provide speciality programs which are of great benefit to students.
“It’s especially meaningful that we are able to celebrate 100 years of employee giving, by nominating an organisation to receive a Centenary Grant in our local community.”