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Junior Service Day
Photo by Rose Struthers

Junior Service Day

Chris Comeau —

Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love. Mother Teresa

A hallmark of the Catholic faith tradition is a concern for the common good borne out in service to others. The benefit of this tradition is first to the students, but ultimately to society at large. Whilst giving money and fundraising is one form of ‘giving’ to less fortunate, the fact is that the most precious resource is one that we all have in abundance: time. The purpose of Service Day on Monday 13 May was to show students that they can benefit the community in which they live by simply giving their time and their labour.

Students were able to complete any type of voluntary activity that benefited the community. For example, completing housework for an elderly person, volunteering to rake leaves, clean windows, cleaning up a local waterway or park area, teaching a senior friend how to use a computer or the Internet, offering to read to residents in a retirement home, volunteering for a community organisation or any other appropriate activity. Students were able to work in pairs or small groups.

Well done to our students for the excellent service they provided yesterday to our community an thank you also to parents, caregivers and our extended community for your support.