The College encourages the involvement of all students in a variety of projects and regular activities throughout the year. Inspired by Gospel values, the College offers opportunities for action, which will make a difference to the lives of people locally and around the world. Like our founder, St Marcellin Champagnat, who worked for justice, for the poor and the uneducated, we follow Jesus’ message from St Matthew, “Whenever you do this to the least of my brothers and sisters, you do it to me.”
- Fundraising and raising awareness for Caritas Australia (Project Compassion) and Marist Solidarity
- Participate in outreach programs i.e. cooking for The Shopfront, part of the Archbishop’s Lifelink Program
- Planning activities during Sorry Week and NAIDOC Week
- Collecting food and clothing for the Society of St Vincent de Paul
- Offering friendship and hospitality to the members of St Dominic’s Special Needs’ Youth Group
- Participation in the Building Bridges Project, along with Carmel College, The Australian Islamic College and Carey Baptist College
- Organising the collection of goods for the Vinnies’ Christmas Hampers.
- Involvement in voluntary work and a range of activities to help those in need in our local community, or when there is a global natural disaster
Each year, the College offers students in Year 11 the opportunity to partake in a two-week Immersion to the Philippines where they participate in a program of solidarity and engagement. The aim of the program is to stimulate the students’ sense of social justice and heighten their awareness of the opportunities for service in the local and broader community, both now and post school.