2017 Project Care at the Bellarine Campus
As a College, we value putting others before ourselves and serving the communities we live in - both locally and globally. The primary goal of 'Project Care' is to encourage students to develop a mindset of compassion and service towards others in our community, especially those who are less privileged.
Project Care events occur each term on the Bellarine Campus, supporting a variety of organisations such as the:
- The Greatest Shave
- Good Friday Appeal
- Salvation Army
- Local Community Food Banks
- East Timor Projects
- Make a Wish Foundation
- Operation Christmas Child and many more.
Each Homeroom from Year 4 to Year 9 has elected a 'Project Care Representative'. Their role involves assisting in the planning and running of a variety of Project Care events throughout the year. Students’ source materials, create posters, communicate events and important information to their peers, as well as collect and count the donations for each event.
All Junior and Middle school students are encouraged to participate in Project Care events throughout the year. It is important that the students appreciate the true meaning of what they’re donating on Project Care days. It would be wonderful if, leading up to our events, the students could volunteer to do a job to earn whatever it is they would like to donate. This will help them appreciate the idea of sacrifice.
Our first Project Care day is coming up on Wednesday, March 17 in Week 7. We will be supporting 'The World’s Greatest Shave'. The students are encouraged to come to school in bright coloured clothes for the day. They will have the opportunity to have their hair spray painted, along with some other activities.
In the past, we have been overwhelmed by the generosity and compassion displayed towards others through our Project Care events, and we thank you for the amazing support of our school community.
Claire Deretic and Emma Ford
Project Care Co-ordinators.