Beliefs in Action: Justice
Each of the College Houses chooses a focus for their efforts in fundraising and awareness each year. These House Charities vary from year to year but include organisations such as Marist Youth Care, Foster Parents Indonesia, Marist Solidarity Projects, Sion Social Justice projects and other Catholic organisations. It is a great way for Houses to connect our beliefs as Christians with action for change.
The College supports Project Compassion, the major fundraising event for Caritas, a Catholic agency for international aid and developement, which is held each lent. Caritas is Latin for 'love and compassion', two qualities which are central to their work. Students across all Year Levels of the College learn about the work of Caritas, with a particular focus in Year 9 Religious Education classes.
Tinnies for Vinnies
Our annual Heritage Day justice activity is to collect donations of non-perishable food, which are given to the Warragul and Drouin St Vincent de Paul Societies for distrubution in the local area. All families are invited to contribute to this worthy cause, which allows the local St Vinnies conference to provide much needed support to families in need.
Soup Van Ministry
Students from Year 10 to Year 12 are able to participate in the Soup Van program, run by St Vincent de Paul. The Remar students in Year 10 and 11 provide much needed assistance to the Moe Soup Van, whilst senior students are invited to pit their beliefs into action by becoming involved with the Melbourne Soup Van, operating from Fitzroy. College staff generously give their time to these projects also, to enable the participation of students to occur in a supervised environment.