As our students progress through their Saint Kentigern schooling, service opportunities at both school and community level abound.
Students are encouraged to become involved with projects such as World Vision’s 20 or 40 Hour Famine, Sponsor a Child and Guide Dogs for the Blind; to contribute to food, shoe, clothing and book banks; to understand the purpose and end result of Chapel offerings; and to understand the significance of the Sharing Shed and the community links it forges.
The School Council, comprising of representatives from Years 3 – 8, drives many of the initiatives in the school and they encourage our boys to support causes in our community that they feel will benefit from our contributions.
Service does not always have to be about big issues; it can be acts of kindness, consideration and compassion in the classroom, in the playground, on the sports field, or at home.
It is these little acts of service encouraged at an early age that build a foundation for moral reasoning later in life.
Service learning allows students to discover ‘their best selves’ and develop lifelong habits.