STAFF and students at Denison College Bathurst High campus have given an unbelievable number of toys to the Salvation Army and 2BS Toy Appeal.
Representatives of the school dropped off their haul at 2BS/B-Rock on Monday.
Principal Ken Barwick said the SRC and leadership coordinator Sally Hennessy was the brainchild behind the school giving back at Christmas time.
"The staff assisted Veritas House with their Christmas tree tags and then Sally encouraged all the kids to bring in a toy each," he said.
A barbecue was also held and helped raise $1300, which was put towards buying more toys for the appeal.
Mr Barwick said he, staff and students were really proud of what they had been able to do.
"A student said to me 'I've been on the SRC for four years and this is by far the best thing we've ever done'," he said.
"... To wrap up the year by helping kids who might be less fortunate is the best thing for me as principal."
General manager of 2BS Janeen Hosemans thanked the school and other community groups for their donations, saying the Salvos have had to come by six times to collect the overwhelming number of donations.
"It's been far and away the most successful toy appeal we have done," she said.
All the toys donated will go to local families in need.