St Joseph’s has a very active social justice program with a dual focus on awareness and action. The student leaders lead the student body in a variety of initiatives including the Lenten CARITAS Appeal, St Vincent De Paul appeals (winter and Christmas) and Catholic Mission.
Our fundraising focusses for each term throughout the year are:
Caritas Global support – In the form of Project Compassion Money boxes. Stage 3 leaders actively collect money and each family receives a box to place in their own homes.
Vinnies Winter Appeal - gold coin donations All monies collected are given to the local St Vincent de Paul organisation. This day is organised by the Student Council.
Plus Jump Rope for Heart and Genes for Jeans Day.
Fiver for a Farmer to support drought relief.
Catholic Mission - Global support – A Mission Day is organised by the Student Council and concludes the term. The activities on the day include, face painting, treasure hunts and much more.
Vinnies Christmas Appeal - Supporting locals - Students and families are asked to support the local appeal through donating non-perishable goods, money or presents, which are then distributed to needy locals during the festive season. Hampers are also sent to the Numbulwar School in Arnhem land.
The school encourages the students to propose other areas for social justice work at a local level. From year to year this is in response to the needs of the local community.