“We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.” Mother TeresaWe have our annual Service Day on Thursday, 23rd May.
This is a wonderful opportunity for all students to give their time in service to the community. Service Day has become an important part of what we do as a college, and it has the potential to promote the values that the College stands for, as well as providing our students with an insight into the needs of others in society. However, it is important that activities are well planned, whether a student is organising their own activity, or contributing to an activity arranged by the school. For our students – please start thinking NOW about what you would be able to do on Service Day.
This year all students will participate in Service Day and will seek out opportunities for service in our local community.
Some students, with the help of family or friends, can find projects they can work on for the day. It is important that these tasks are not things like staying at home tidying a room or going to a caregiver/parent’s workplace for the day (unless they are involved in some charitable work). Your child may need some help in finding suitable worthwhile service work in the community and we ask that you as parents/caregivers guide them towards such worthwhile projects. You may have contacts in the community or know of people that your child can help. We want you to think of people who are in genuine need, and we recommend that students spend at least four hours in giving this unpaid service to the community.
Students need to register their Service Day activity by completing the Registration Form below. The final day for registrations is Friday, 10th of May
Members of staff will be organising activities too. They will be looking for students to “sign up” for these projects. The school is also contacting many retirement villages, schools, charities and other organisations, and we will soon be able to publish a list of projects that students could become involved in. We hope to have lists of organised activities available in Week Three of Term 2.
If you represent, or have contact with, an organisation or charity that could make use of student help on Service Day, could you please contact the school (email: email@example.com) as soon as possible and let us know what the nature of the job is and how many students would be required.