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Service Learning

community spirit“Service of others is integral to being a follower of Jesus.”

The Charter for Catholic Schools in the Edmund Rice Tradition.

Students have a number of ways to develop their spirituality whilst serving others. 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.

The Edmund Rice Society is long established in the College. It provides an avenue for students to provide “Christ Like Service” through prayer and community action.

For more information contact the Director of Service Learning, email edonovan@slc.qld.edu.au.


The Service Learning program includes particular structured opportunities for contribution to the College community.

St Laurence’s College internal and external Service Learning community activities include:

  • Peer Mentor Programs
  • Big Brother Program
  • Lauries Mates
  • Cafe Edmund
  • Academic Tutoring
  • Eddie’s Reading Bites
  • Homeless Men’s Hostel
  • Edmund Rice Camps
  • Aged Care Facility visits
  • Refugee Homework Help
  • Charitable Collections

Service Learning community projects and events throughout the year include:

  • SONY Children’s Camp
  • Special Olympics
  • Palm Island Immersion and Student Exchange program
  • East Timor Immersion Project
  • Vietnam and Malaysia partnership immersion