Our Year 11 students have been keeping busy this term actively engaged in their Community Service placements. The students volunteer to attend a number of not-for-profit organisations in our local community, as part of the College’s Social Justice initiatives. The Year 11 program runs from Term 1 through to the end of Term 3.
Currently, our Year 11 students work in two community volunteer placements per year for a period of three weeks each. It is wonderful to see so many students willing to get involved, with many students opting to attend more than their requirement.
COVID-19 restrictions have limited the number of organisations involved this year, and we are grateful for the organisations below that have been able to accept our students:
- Matthew Talbot Hostel – students volunteer in their kiosk every Thursday working with homeless men.
- Our Big Kitchen – teams of students attend OBK in Bondi every afternoon, helping with various jobs such as preparing food for the homeless, cleaning, and packing items around the kitchen.
- Windgap Manhattan Bowling – a popular activity with our students, who get involved with disability clients and have fun bowling at Manhattan Bowling in Mascot.
- Wairoa School – our students join in music programs or sports activities once per week with students with intellectual and multiple disabilities.
- Jarjum College – is a school for Indigenous primary students in Redfern, and our students attend to assist learning every Tuesday afternoon.
- Bondi Public School Catechetics – students undergo Catholic training in Catechism to work once a week alongside primary students at Bondi Public school.
A special thank you also to the Waverley staff who assist with this program throughout the year; Mrs Cooper, Ms Walsh, Mrs Metros and Ms Toscano.
If you would like any further information about our Social Justice initiatives, have further ideas, or would like to share your thoughts, please feel free to email Ms Maakrun.
Ms Marie-Anne Maakrun
Assistant Director Identity & Student Formation