VISION and MISSION
The vision and mission of Community Engagement is to ensure that the school personnel and the parents/carers have a strong, supportive and trusting relationship in order to develop the student in a holistic manner.
WEEKLY PROGRAMS and ACTIVITIES:
The following are weekly programs and activities which operate:
- Mothers’/Fathers’ Discussion Groups
- Fathers’ Breakfast group (presentations are part of breakfast)
- Mothers’ Cooking/Sewing/other activity Classes
There are various weekend activities which are organised at least once a term. Some of these weekend activities are:
- Family picnics
- Fruit picking (whatever is in season)
- Outings to cafes/restaurants
- Horse riding
- Fishing trips
- Cultural activities eg Tulip Festival, museum visits
This is once a year program which provides the opportunity for the mothers/daughters; the fathers/sons to engage in quality time together to build relationships.
TRIPS: Interstate & international Trips
Interstate and international trips aim to provide an opportunity for either families or mothers/fathers to have a worldly outlook on life but also to support well-being programs of the College.
There are a variety of sporting activities organised eg soccer tournaments, volleyball, table tennis and squash. These activities develop strong bonds between the participants in a fun atmosphere.
Humanitarian social service/justice projects are organised to enhance, support the development and extension between the College members and the world beyond. These humanitarian and community engagement projects include:
- Development of water wells
- Cataract operations
- Qurban Campaigns
- Ramadan Food Packages
- Helping the homeless
- Donating blood
- Visiting nursing homes, hospitals etc
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT PROJECTS:
It is of the utmost importance for everyone to become aware of, be conscience of the environment and develop the responsibility of taking care of the geographical area we are located at. Throughout the year, Community Engagement team organises projects such as:
- Clean Up Australia Day
- Tree Planting Day
- Save an animal – protection of wildlife
HOME VISITS: (in conjunction with the Pastoral Care teachers)
Pastoral Care teachers and Community Engagement team try and make one home visit a year to students’ home to enhance the communication between the parents and the school.
SEMINARS: (in conjunction with the College’s Counselling Team)
The Community Engagement team, working closely with the College’s Counselling Team, organise Parent Seminars with relevant and current issues of concern for both parents and the youth of today’s society.