Service Learning is an opportunity for students to engage in solving community problems. It provides a connection between their learning in the classroom and real life applications. It embodies all our College’s values of courage, curiosity, craftsmanship, collaboration and compassion and focusses students’ attention on the needs of other people in their school, local or global communities. All year groups will be involved in at least one service learning project each year. Some of these will have direct links to the curriculum content being studied and others may arise from a passion project. Examples of service learning projects have been the Year 4 Waste Warriors and Buddy Bench project, Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child and Homelessness Awareness Week.
The culmination of our service learning programs is a Service Learning week at the end of Year 10. All students in Year 10 will have the choice between a local, rural NSW or overseas (Fiji) service learning program. The goals of these programs are for students to experience and serve a different community. Students will learn resilience, develop their independence and leadership skills as well as increase their capacity to resolve problems that may arise when away from familiar surroundings.