Service Learning Opportunities
Service Learning – Academic Learning Program
Learn about Serving
Where we teach the ‘theory, theology and philosophy’ of service with practical activities that students prepare, perform and reflect on as to how they meet the aims of the Christian Studies Curriculum Framework
Service –Well-Being Framework
Learn through Serving
Service is part of the nature of God and our God-given nature. Through our Well-Being Framework we aim to form students into the fullness of life as God has created it, encouraging students and providing opportunities to use their gifts to serve others within the local/national/international realms.
We are excited to inform you that there will be two International Service Opportunities in Indonesia that our students will be taking part in, later this year and in the years to come. Over the last 12 months we have worked with Lutheran Church Australia to establish partnerships with two Schools, an Orphanage and a Church Mission in Indonesia. These partnerships are in the early stages, but we are excited about the relationship that is building.
In the Term 3 Holidays and start of Term 4, there are 6 Year 11 Students who will be traveling with staff to spend 10 days in Indonesia, working with students at SD HKBP (Primary School) and SMA HKBP (Secondary School) in Pematang Siantar, and ELIM Orphanage.
The Year 11 students involved are Olivia Hand, Angelina Botha, Emma Judd, Ryan Allchurch, Kyle Dalitz, Daniel Altmann. Staff supporting this trip are Kaye Mathwin-Cox, Andra Lewis, Jessica Cornish and Alex Bulley.
This year we are offering an ‘Alternative Schoolies’ at the end of November with 5 Year 12 students heading to Indonesia for 9 days to celebrate their end of school at Unity College by giving to others. These students will be serving young children from the Railway Community in Pematang Siantar, at the HKBP Railway Mission. This ministry was set up by a young woman who grew up in the ELIM Orphanage and wanted to be able to provide education for children who are living on the railway tracks and training young woman with ministry and trade skills (such as sewing, food processing) to be able to support their families.
The students involved are Zara Male, Leah Starick, Holly McMahon, Jaxon Craggs and Jake Woodhouse. The staff supporting this trip are Athalie McArdle and Mitchell Austin
We look forward to sharing this journey with you and are thankful for the opportunity we have, to serve both now and in the future.
For more information, please contact Athalie McArdle, Student Counsellor.