COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

‘Every person, every classroom, every day.’

CHARITY SUPPORT

The compassionate, generous heart of the St Helena Secondary College community is summed up in the totals that have been raised and donated to support a range of charities over recent years.

More than $30,000 has gone to serve the needs of others in just the past four years.

Funds have been spread across a range of worthy causes as outlined below:

2017:  $6,647.90:  Good Friday Appeal, Pat Cronin Foundation, Carrie's Beanies, Cancer Research, World Vision.

2016 - $8,069.30: RCH - Good Friday Appeal, Clifford family fundraiser- Rio, Maddie Riewoldt’s Vision, Headspace, Beyond Blue, State Schools Relief, World Vision - child sponsorship

2015 - $5,721.35: World’s Greatest Shave, Odyssey House, Berry Street, Cathy Freeman Foundation, World Vision - child sponsorship

2014 - $6,010.00: RCH - Good Friday Appeal, Heart Foundation, White Ribbon, Heart Vic, World Vision -  child sponsorship

2013 - $5,227.65: State Schools Relief - anti-poverty week, RCH - Good Friday Appeal, The Weekend to End Women’s Cancer, World Vision - child sponsorship 

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COMMUNITY SERVICE

Year 8
Zoe
This school is more performing arts than sport.
It’s a school where you can be great. Having good friends and great experiences is an important part of it.
STRIVE is a lesson dedicated to positivity, goal setting and gratitude.
I learn heaps in classes – there’s detail, deep exploring.
You can choose your own topic – that type of freedom is motivating and helps you improve.
Our efforts are celebrated with merits. Aiming for merits motivates us to do even more.
We know how to have fun while getting on with the business of learning.
Everyone’s opinion is invited, valued and respected. You’re encouraged to speak up. As leaders we get to speak on behalf of our group. The freedom to speak up is empowering. You’re assured you’ll be listened to; that your input will be considered.
In addition to the substantial funds raised for charities by our four Houses each year, St Helena students make a valuable community contribution by engaging in the following projects.
 
World Challenge
2013     
  • Vietnam - aid projects: building a toilet block and septic tank for a village primary school
  • building two school offices, painting
2015     
  • Laos, Cambodia (2 teams) - aid projects: building two classrooms and a toilet facility
  • installing a kitchen bench in a pre-school, painting
2017     
  • Nepal (2 teams) - aid projects: TBA
 
Year 9 R3: Respect, Relevance, Responsibility - Community Service Program
As part of the R3 program, Year 9 students invest time across the year in the service of others. Activities typically include:
·     work with residents in Aged Care facilities
·     tree planting and environmental sustainability projects
·     council clean-up programs
·     supporting students in Primary schools
·     sorting clothes at the Brotherhood of St Laurence
·     disaster relief work – clearing debris, mending fences
·     Food Bank support
·     peer support training
·     First Aid training