iServi News | 11 December 2020 | Term 4, Week 9
The annual Christian Service Learning project for Year 7 has been to lead the College’s support for the Vinnies Christmas Appeal. During the recent Year 7 CSL Days, we learned about the difficulties that many Australian families are experiencing. We also learned that we can make a difference by supporting the magnificent efforts of the St Vincent de Paul Society, affectionally called the Vinnies. The Year Seven students spent their CSL Day looking at how Servite College is a community that seeks to be an agent of justice through providing service to those whose rights are being denied or needs unfulfilled.
Through games, scripture, video, discussions and activities, they explored Christian values and the needs of others Australians who are experiencing hardship. From there they learnt about the Vinnies and the wonderful work they do, and prepared to lead their Homeroom classes in the annual Vinnies Christmas Hamper Appeal.
The students have been collecting a range of food items, Christmas goodies and gifts in their Homerooms. A huge vote of thanks to many of you for your charity and generosity. In addition to these baskets, we collected 47 boxes of goods that will be distributed to local families for Christmas.
In addition to these donations, Sr Chitra and Mr Crossley drove up to Northam on Tuesday with a further 16 boxes of food item to be distributed to those in need by the Servite Sisters there.
At the assembly Mr John Lewis and Mr John Dillon, two volunteers from the local branch of the Vinnies, accepted our gifts and expressed appreciation for the efforts of our Servite Community. Thank you all for your generous donations.
Mr Chris Callus
Assistant Deputy Principal – Service and Justice Education