Service Learning

Service Learning

At the College we focus on being servant leaders where we aim to put the needs of others before our own. 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 College activities in conjunction with the Junior School and House activities within the Senior School. Additionally, support for local agencies encourages students to give of themselves and not just from the loose change in their pockets.  

All year groups are also presented with opportunities to participate in service learning programs. Students are invited to participate in a variety of charitable fundraisers during the school year including Red Cross Calling, Compassion, Operation Christmas Child and Kidswish Foundation to name a few.

Yearly Gilgandra Service Learning Trip

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 Year 10 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.

Weekly Service Learning Program

As of 2020, students in Year 9 – 12 can choose to be involved in this program during weekly In-School Sport time on a Tuesday afternoon. Students choose from a variety of local and College based service initiatives.