iServi News | 25 June 2021 | Term 2, Week 10
Year 7 students participated in their Christian Service Learning days on Monday and Tuesday 21-22 June. Students explored homelessness and discovered how they can make a difference.
Our students were fortunate to hear from Director, Mr Damian Walsh (Shop Front, Perth) Director, Mr Roby Curtis (Emmanuel City Mission, Brisbane) and After Hours Nurse, Ms Lisa Taliana (Youth Projects, Melbourne). Our guest speakers discussed the national issues surrounding homelessness and encouraged our Year 7s to help locally.
Mr Walsh reminded our students of how prevalent homelessness is in Perth and the loneliness that people can suffer as a result of experiencing insecure housing. He also encouraged our students to remember the dignity of each human person when we see them in our community.
Students created care packs for a local agency named Shop Front. The care packs will provide people facing homelessness with the essential items to make their lives easier during hard times. The care packs were dropped off to Shop Front this week and we thank our community for their generous donations to this worthy cause.
Mr Paul Curtis
Christian Service Learning Coordinator
Thriving in Community
One of the great things about growing in a community is that it enables us to welcome and help people in a way we couldn’t as individuals. When we pool our strength and share the work and responsibility, our collective impact broadens, and each individual can grow. Our Year 7 students gathered together this week to reflect on their different communities and how they can not only contribute but grow in their personal faith on their annual retreat. Working with 24:7 Youth Ministries, our students travelled to Integrity House for a day filled with games, activities, guest speakers and reflection.
Mr Ryan Wiles
Director of Ministry
“Today in my Year 7 retreat I experienced the ways our different communities represent different parts of our lives. Our Church helps us with our faith and relationship with Christ. Our family shows us love and help us build trust with people and our school community helps us develop teamwork and our own skills as we prepare for life.”
Adamo Rigoli (SM2)