In Term 2 our Year 12 students spent time considering Catholic Social Teaching and how best to implement this in our community. This began with a Social Justice Forum with guest speakers Paige Kirk from Happy 2 Help, Jaimie, Angie and Talia from the Gore Women’s Refuge and Annie Nelson, Lead Principal of our Kahui Ako. Informed by some hard-hitting facts from these speakers, the students then undertook a service project as part of the process of an NCEA assessment. Individually, in pairs or small groups they got involved in our community in a range of ways. One on one academic tutoring, weekly rubbish collections along the Mataura, baking for Happy 2 Help lunch packs, participating in the Wednesday morning Mass at the Blessed Sacrament and providing morning tea for the congregation were just a few of the projects. Others are highlighted below. Congratulations to all the students who saw a need and made a difference bringing to life our values of Compassion, Community and Commitment.
St Peter’s College students were mentioned in the Parata Home Newsletter. Below is their article about our students. It is so good to see what our students are doing out in the community. Well done!
Parata Anglican Charitable Trust
Parata is privileged to have been chosen by three Year 12 St Peter’s College students to be part of their Religious Education ‘Service Project’. Residents have enjoyed the company of Egan Robertson, Taylah Friend and Jessica Clearwater over the last few weeks.
Jessica Clearwater reports:
‘This year the Year 12 students for Religious Education are doing a service project. Egan, Taylah and I chose every Tuesday for two hours for a six week period to come to Parata and interact with some residents. So far it has been a good learning opportunity and has given us a chance to create new relationships.
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