Every student at Trinity is required to participate in the Christian service program, and for many students, once they understand how Christian service not only benefits the people they are helping but also themselves, they continue to give their time even after their assignment is completed.
During the assembly, six students shared their reflections and experiences from their Christian service assignments. All the experiences were different, with students working in nursing homes, schools, and camps – but the main message was the same – there is more joy in giving than receiving. These students all acknowledged that it can be daunting to step out of your comfort zone into these new experiences, but after doing so, they found it to be the most rewarding experience of their lives.
This year there were 50 students receiving awards for completing a minimum of 60 hours of Christian Service, however many of these students completed over 100 hours. A big congratulations to Year 12 students Jean-Paul and Lachlan, who completed 295 hours and 340 hours respectively.