Service During the Christmas Holidays
One again, the College is proud to report that many boys completed numerous hours of service for others in the recent holiday period. Examples include: senior boys as Edmund Rice Camp leaders, Coast Shelter Gosford, surf clubs, Rural Fire Brigade and many others. Your efforts are valued and appreciated.
The Waterford Project, which is a compulsory requirement for St Edward’s students in Years 8 to 11, continues in 2019 for the 20th year. All boys in Years 8 to 10 are required to complete at least 15 hours of meaningful service for others and boys in Year 11 must complete three service activities. Our program is optional for Year 12 students.
Edmund Rice Honours is awarded to any student who achieves 100 hours or more in a year.
Waterford activities for 2019 can be backdated to October 2018 and the program must be completed by the end of Term 3 each year.
We ask that parents please talk with their son/s regularly about Waterford progress.
Why are students asked to complete Waterford service each year?
- Justice and compassion are key teachings of Jesus
- It is proven to assist a student’s personal growth
- The program offers students opportunities to explore career options and to enhance their overall education, through awareness
- Injustice exists in our world and our role is to ensure our students engage by: Awareness, Advocacy and Action
- Edmund Rice schools across Australia challenge all students about issues eg Reconciliation with our First People, Human Rights (eg asylum seekers)
Once again St Edward’s College Religious Education teachers will be facilitating the Waterford Project during class time.
Please contact me on 4321 6439 if you have any questions about the Waterford Project or Social Justice at the College.
Mr Pat Dell
Leader of Learning (Social Justice)