Community Service

Community Service Philosophy

Underpinning our School’s values of Excellence, Belonging, Authenticity and Imagination, St Hilda’s develops habits of mind, courage and character that empowers students to become passionate advocates within their local communities and abroad. A wide range of initiatives provide opportunities to develop social awareness and realise the value and impact of our contribution. As an Anglican school, we affirm the dignity and worth of all people and encourage social, ethical, civic and environmental responsibility.

Our students incorporate giving into their daily lives. By adopting a culture of serving we ensure they understand the profound impact it will also have on their own journey. Real-life challenges and time for self-reflection lead to diversity in thought and are essential elements for viewing our world as something we have influence over.

Community service programs through Anglican agencies and other bodies enable young people to engage in Christian ministry and service to others, especially to those in need.

Junior School

From Junior Kindy through to Year 6 our boys and girls actively participate in ongoing learning integrated into the curriculum through age and developmentally appropriate school and community-based programs.

Year 6 students participate in community-based programs that enrich their learning and allows them to see the impact and importance of their contribution to others. They are also invited to join the Ignite Award Program, which provides a framework to learn valuable skills, be physically active, assist others in the community and experience adventures.

Senior School

Every student from Year 7 to 12 is expected to engage in the provision of service. Opportunities are provided both within the school community and through external providers outside of school hours however students are encouraged to seek their own opportunities, following their passions and interests and developing independence.

A wide range of opportunities are available and include annual service trips and the Duke of Edinburgh International Award. The Award empowers all young Australians to explore their full potential and find their purpose, passion and place in the world, regardless of their location or circumstance.

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