iServi News | 19 November 2021 | Term 4, Week 6
Last week our Year 9 students participated in a Justice Day as part of their Christian Service Learning program.
The students began the day recalling learnings from their Christian Service Immersion experiences from terms 3 and 4, followed by exploring the topic of how Jesus, the Church and local Community are calling us to become respectful of the dignity of all people and the earth.
To break open this focus for the day, we heard from a range of presenters who covered the following topics:
- Faith and reason can co-exist
- It is possible to be sustainability stylish and cause less damage to the earth and its people
- 10 ways to protect our planet (become more sustainable at home – buy biodegradable coffee pods, start your own compost heap and veggie garden, drive less, save water, plant trees)
- We need to become better aware of how we use the earth’s resources and improve how we process food waste
- Our school is already standing up for the rights of people facing injustices around the world
- Our school is working to implement the City of Stirling Containers for Change recycling program in 2022.
It was a fantastic learning opportunity for the Year 9s, which we hope will prepare them for their senior Christian Service projects.
We thank members of our College community for their contribution to the success of both Justice Days, including Fr Donizzetti, Mr Crossley, Mr Doyle, Ms Long, Ms Payne, Ms Skelin, Ms Spencer, Dr Thiveos, Mrs Williams and Year 10 student Aria Cozza (OLS2). Their involvement in the two days provided the students with ethical wisdom, personal experience and skills for change and positive impact.
We look forward to seeing the Year 10s of 2022 make a very powerful impact in the community.
Mr Paul Curtis
Teacher and Christian Service Learning Coordinator (Years 7-9)