Service

Jesus Was A Refugee

The Social Justice co-curricular group, ran a storytelling and activity session for Year 6 students this week, focussing on the theme “Jesus was a Refugee”.

Students Attend Homeless Reflection Evening

Students from Years 10 – 12 were invited to spend part of their Friday night at the College last week, learning more about the plight of the homeless. Over 40 girls participated in the Young Vinnies Homeless Reflection Evening.

Sophie’s Service!

Year 10 student Sophie Krummenacher, chose to complete her service hours at two different agencies, allowing her to experience a wider range of service opportunities.

NAIDOC Day Celebrations

Each year at Santa Maria College we recognise NAIDOC Day. It is our opportunity to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Service at Santa Maria

Students in Years 5 -11 are required to do service hours as part of the Christian Service-Learning Program at the College. We asked three Year 10 students, who have done their hours for the Christian Service-Learning Program with very different organisations about their service and how important it is.

Students Visit The Elderly

Each week, a number of Santa Maria students head off to Carinya Nursing Home in Bicton to spend their afternoons with the elderly. They do this as part of the co-curricular service program.

Asylum Seekers and Refugees

Year 10s from the Seeds of Justice program participated in fun activities with students from the Intensive English Centre to further their exploration into the issue of asylum seekers and refugees

Where Do Our Winter Appeal Donations Go?

Where do the donations made at our Outreach Mass go? Shopfront, St Vincent De Paul Society and St Patrick’s Community Support Centre explain how the Santa Maria College community is supporting them in their work.

What Are Cook Ups?

Over the coming weeks, we are going to be spotlighting some of our co-curricular activities. This week we look at Cook Ups with Year 7 student Caitlyn Foster.

Service Beyond School

We are very lucky to have so many generous alumni who are keen to continue their commitment to service beyond their school days.

Speak Up for Reconciliation

Santa Maria College celebrated Sorry day on Friday 24 May, so that we as a community, could join together to speak out against injustice and speak up for reconciliation.

Caring For Our Waterways

Our Eco Sisters, loved connecting learning to life this week when they had the opportunity to learn first-hand from Vaughn Chapple, Senior Marine Ranger for the Parks & Wildlife Service, who spoke the girls about how we can care for our marine environment.

Eco Sisters Help Out at Kaarakin

Last weekend, six of our Eco Sisters participated in community service at the Kaarakin Cockatoo Conservation Centre, to assist the centre with fundraising, during their open days.

Mercy in Action – Cambodia Immersion Tour

The Santa Maria College Cambodia immersion is designed to expose students to both cultural and service experiences in the cities of Phnom Penh and Siem Reap. At the conclusion of the 2018 school year, 15 graduate students and three staff left for the amazing Kingdom of Cambodia.

Becoming Just Leaders

This week, some of our Year 9 students attended the Caritas Just Leadership Workshop, which aims to inspire young people to become ‘just leaders’.

Signing Up for Service

The College Service Sign-up Day is an opportunity where students can join a range of service based co-curricular activities to further their awareness of society.

Mercy in Action

On Thursday, the Year 10 Service Learning Program, ‘Mercy in Action’, was launched. This will enable students to contribute to the community and put their faith into action.

Mercy in Action – Cambodia Immersion Tour

The Santa Maria College Cambodia immersion is designed to expose students to both cultural and service experiences in the cities of Phnom Penh and Siem Reap. At the conclusion of the 2018 school year, 15 graduate students and three staff left for the amazing Kingdom of Cambodia.

Vinnies Donate School Supplies

The start of the school year, can be quite stressful and place extra financial burdens on some families. Our Vinnies co-curricular service group decided they wanted to help alleviate some of that burden.

Christmas Comes Early: Santa4Santa Day

Christmas came early to Santa Maria this week as students raised funds for our Christmas Appeal at our annual Santa4Santa Day. Our Service co-curricular groups set up stalls to raise funds for St Pats, Vinnies and Shopfront.

Students Learn More About Homelessness

Members of the co-curricular group Young Vinnies learnt more about the plight of homeless people last week, during their annual Homelessness Evening. Students from Years 10 – 12, participated in the evening, sharing a dinner consisting of soup the girls had made themselves and bread.

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