Senior School - Service Learning

In 2007 our first student leaders were appointed and the focus has always been on servant leadership. This reflects our Christian ethos but also recognises that leadership is essentially an act of service to a team, a group or a community. In keeping with this focus we have endeavoured to foster service learning opportunities through class and whole school activities within the Junior School and House activities within the Senior School.

Support for local and international agencies encourages students to give of themselves and not just from the loose change in their pockets.  

All year groups are presented with opportunities to participate in Service Learning programs. Some of these activites are whole school initiatives whilst others are specific to year groups, ages and stages. Students are invited to participate in a variety of charitable fundraisers during the school year including

  • Red Cross Calling
  • Operation Christmas Child
  • Relay for Life
  • Compassion Sponsor Children
  • Kidswish
  • Juvenile Diabetes
  • Cancer Council
  • Jeans for Genes 

to name a few.

In 2011 the College held its first service learning trip for students that saw staff, students and families travel to Gilgandra to work for and with a youth worker connected to a local Indigenous church. That connection remains today with students of the College (generally 15 years and over) travelling to Gilgandra in the April school holidays for a week of activities. Students return from these trips having learned much about themselves, the community they represent and the community they serve while in Gilgandra.