Project Care 2018
As a school 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 towards others in our community.
Project Care events occur each term on the Bellarine Campus, supporting a variety of organisations which may include the following:
- Good Friday Appeal
- Salvation Army
- local food banks
- East Timor Projects
- Operation Christmas Child and many more.
Each homeroom from Years 4 to 9 has elected a Project Care Representative. Their role involves assisting in the planning and running the 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 why 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.
Each term a particular year level will be in charge of Project Care. This term the Year 9 students have done a wonderful job of taking ownership of our program and setting up our first Project Care day for the year. They have each gone into a homeroom across our campus and taken a devotion for the class; sharing about Project Care, why we do it and why it is so important. This was an excellent opportunity for our students to challenge themselves with the planning and organisation of their devotion, as well as demonstrating to the younger year levels how important it is for us to show compassion to others.
Our first Project Care day is coming up on Friday 23rd March. We will be supporting the Good Friday Appeal. The students are encouraged to come to school in their favourite pair of pyjamas, or comfortable clothing, and bring along a donation to help raise money for this worthy cause. We are also selling pancakes, freshly made by the Year 9 Food Tech students for lunch on this day. Your child will have received an order form at school. Please return this as soon as possible.
In the past we have been overwhelmed by the generosity and compassion displayed towards others through our Project Care events, thank you for supporting our program and helping us spread awareness of these causes.
Claire Deretic and Emma Ford
Project Care Co-ordinators.