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Holy Cross School is the first Brisbane Catholic Education school to host the Teddy Bears without Borders and Mums 4 Refugees Yarnbombing Art piece. This piece entitled “Safe Harbour” depicts a tumultuous ocean and a lighthouse providing welcome and refuge for those people displaced due to war and violence in their home countries. The director of Teddy Bears without Borders, Mrs Cheryl Robinson, a former teacher at Our Lady of the Way, Petrie says that “our hope for those who seek refuge is that they find safety, compassion and dignity”.

The children of Holy Cross were very excited watching the installation and hearing about the creation of the piece and the work of Teddy Bears without Borders.

“ It looks Amazing” was heard by many a child when arriving in the garden and being greeted by the piece on the tall Ghost Gum on the School’s front lawn.


The piece was created for the 2017 Maleny Knitfest tree cosy competition, and since that time has travelled to two other locations to spread the message of Safe Harbour for all refugees. This piece is available to any school, group or community organisation who would like to host the piece and join in spreading the messages of safe harbour and compassion for refugees and people seeking asylum.

Holy Cross School are also supporting the group’s current project  - The Handmade Plush Toy Drive 2017 with the craft group creating teddies and plush toys to be placed into back packs for children in Brisbane of refugee and asylum seeker backgrounds. There is still time to join in this wonderful cause – simply find more information about this initiative at Teddy Bears without Borders.


Holy Cross works with God for Others and are working in partnership with Teddy Bears without Borders to make a difference in the lives of refugees. We extend the invitation for you to reach out and support their wonderful cause too.