Christian Service at Trinity is integral to each student’s Faith development. During their time at Trinity, students are engaged in service projects which challenge them to grow into young men who are committed to building a more just society. They will be invited to respond to people who are in need through face-to-face encounters which respect and honour the dignity of all.
Over the past few weeks there has been a focus on Christian Service activities, with student-led fundraisers, the completion of the Year 12 Christian Service projects, and the departure of our student and staff team who will spend the July school holidays on a service trip in the Kimberley.
Each year group at Trinity has chosen a charity to support for 2018. During this term, both the Year 12 and Year 11 students organised fundraisers for their charity.
The Year 12 cohort has chosen to support the Edmund Rice Centre WA (ERCWA), a non-profit community-based organisation that endeavours to assist people from refugee and migrant backgrounds, as well as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. On Saturday, 16 June, the Year 12s held a “Run for Refugees” to raise funds for the ERCWA. This run was a dawn-til-dusk relay around the Trinity College campus, with continuous runners completing 100 laps of the 1.5km circuit.
The Year 11 cohort has chosen to support Eddie Rice Camps for Kids, a non-profit community based organisation that serves the needs of children aged 7–16 and their families by providing camps and other recreational and developmental activities for children who would not otherwise have such opportunities. This past Wednesday they held a school-wide free-dress day and sausage sizzle to raise funds for the Camps. The day was a success, with over $5000 raised!
Year 12 Senior Projects
During the latter half of Year 11 and the first half of Year 12, students are invited to participate in a Christian Service project where they choose which agency they would like to work within and commit themselves to 40 hours of service over the 6 month period. At the Christian Service Assembly on 19 June, we’ve acknowledged those students who have gone above and beyond the 40 hours:
- Five students received Half Colours for 80 hours of service
- 38 students received Full Colours Certificate of Achievement for completing over 100 hours
- Seven students received Full Colours Certificate of Excellence for completing over 170 hours
- 14 Students received Full Colours Outstanding Achievement for completing over 250 hours
Of the 14 students to complete over 250 hours, we would like to further acknowledge the two students who completed over 300 hours – Alexander Galante (358 hours) and Dean Law Yim Wan (403 hours). What an outstanding accomplishment!
On Thursday 21 June, a group of staff and students traveled up to the Kimberley to spend some time with the Indigenous people who live there. Over the next few weeks they will embark on a series of Christian Service assignments that will prove both heart-warming and challenging. These trips often change the mindsets of the participants, on the lives of Aboriginal people and enhances their understanding of the culture and traditions of these remarkable people. We wish them a great trip and look forward to hearing about their experiences when they return.