“We touch the future by the quality of guidance and formation we give to emerging generations. The ultimate exam we adults face is to live in a future created by our own children. The kind of world they commit themselves to; will arise in no small part, from the quality of our example.”
- Dr Wayne Tinsey – Executive Director Edmund Rice Education Australia 2009
The Service Learning Program is a critical component within the overall curriculum and pastoral experience for Seniors, the Middle Years and Primary students. A core objective of the Service Learning Program is to support all students in their growth and development towards being informed, active, caring and compassionate members of society. We know that this is most likely achieved when our young men engage in meaningful, respectful relationships within the College community as well as with others in the wider community.
‘I have come that you might have life – Life in all its fullness.’ (John 10:10)
Service Learning is to be our Faith in action. It is to be authentic engagement in the teaching and learning process that encourages in students both personal and collective responsibility. The Program is based on the premise that each person finds identity, greater meaning and purpose in life through connections to the community, to the natural world, and to spiritual values such as compassion and peace. In this, we are all teachers and we are each learners.