We want our students to embrace the ethos of the verse from the Bible, ‘From those to whom much is given will much be required’ – Luke 12:48.
Service at Grammar supports our focus on developing the whole person and links closely with our Wellbeing Program and Round Square Program. We are committed to nurturing in our students a deep sense of social justice, helping them to develop an understanding that not everyone is as privileged as we are, and that, with growing inequality in the world, there is a need for us as individuals to take action.
By forming partnerships with other organisations in the community, we can achieve great things and make a positive difference locally and globally.
SERVICE LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
We expect our students to bring compassion to every service opportunity and the attitude that they have just as much to gain from the experience as the people they are helping. Our student-led Service Committee works closely with the Round Square Committee and leads by example by promoting and celebrating service across the School.
Our students make positive contributions to the community in different ways at different stages of their learning:
- Junior School: ‘Action in Service’ – students are encouraged to display empathy with others and the environment.
- Years 7 to 9: ‘Experience Service’ – students are encouraged to participate in a wide range of opportunities such as a Tree Planting Day, making sandwiches for EatUp, Red Shield Appeal, PINARC.
- Years 10 to 12: ‘Service is Leadership’ – students are expected to show leadership and to complete a minimum number of volunteer service hours in such opportunities as Exodus House, Star Club, PINARC, multicultural tutoring, maths tutoring for younger students, The Smith Family’s Student2Student Reading program, Work Experience Week Service Option, Junior School coaching, umpiring and tutoring, Blood Bank or volunteering at a community or school event.