Community Service

The School has a strong commitment to Service, both within the School and in the community at large, with the aim of strengthening every student’s sense of responsibility, whilst fostering community interaction and the appreciation of cultural diversity.

Each year, students participate in transactional service programs including doorknocks, walkathons, fundraising, gift giving and emergency relief efforts, for local, national and international causes. Students are also involved in transformational service initiatives including overseas Service Workshops and Tours to encourage awareness of disadvantaged communities, working with Mothers from the School delivering Meals on Wheels to Senior citizens, attending Special Schools and participating in intensive activities such as the Sony Foundation Camp hosted at Churchie.

In the Prep School, boys participate in a series of fun-filled activities held during Service Week, to raise funds for local and international charities, as well as to sponsor children overseas in association with World Vision.

All Year 9 students undertake a Service Activity as part of the Personal Leadership and Development Program, affiliated to the internationally-recognised Duke of Edinburgh Program. Students may choose from Tri-service Cadets (Army, Navy and Air Force), Scouts or Community Service as their Activity. One of the projects presently undertaken by students is the development and re-vegetation of the Bridgewater Creek, which is part of the Norman Creek Catchment area.

Each House also participates in a specific Service project, generated by the students within that House, in consultation with the Director of Service and Housemaster.