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Social Justice

Legacy, Holdsworth Masquerade Ball, Advocacy

2017 Year 10 Legacy collectors

From the Assistant Director of Mission – Senior, Geraldine Cullen

Legacy Week

Thank you to the Year 10 students who sold merchandise on Friday morning to help raise funds for Legacy.

The organisation has been around for seventy five years and it was originally set up to support war widows. It now supports the families of veterans who are suffering from PTSD or have a physical disability as a result of war. This may mean paying school fees for children or providing a holiday for the family.

It really is a wonderful organisation and we were very happy to lend our support.

Holdsworth Masquerade Ball

Each year the staff and students of Waverley College and St Clare’s host a wonderful night of dining and dancing for the Holdsworth community. The look of happiness on the faces of the young people on the night confirms that all the hard work is worth it.

Mr James Horrocks, Ms Stephanie Bryce and Brennan House should be congratulated on yet another roaring success.

2017 Holdsworth Masquerade Ball

Advocacy classes

I am currently working with Year 10 students on how they may become activists in their community.

With the advent of Facebook, Twitter and Crowd Funding sites, the scope for activism has changed massively in the past five years. Many of our students are happy to sign on-line petitions but this is often described as “slactivism.” It requires very little input from the participant. Being a serious advocate for a cause usually requires much more than just signing a petition.