Service Learning is a program in its infancy at All Saints' College. The program incorporates a form of service for others with guided reflection of the student's experiences.
The Service Learning program aims to have a different focus on each year group, as children form into adults and begin to appreciate the wider community in which they live and develop the independence to make their own choices.
Year 7 - Service Learning at home
Students work through a log and reflection booklet during their achieve lessons in Semester 2.
Year 8 - Service Learning at school
Students participate in school-based initiatives including recycling.
Year 9 - Service Learning in our school community
Students apply to work with the local primary feeder schools in a range of programs including literacy reading programs, sports programs and canteen assistance.
Year 10 - Service Learning in the community
Students are supported in developing their own Service Learning initiatives. These in the past have included the World’s Greatest Shave, Clean Up Australia Day and Relay for Life.
Year 11 - Service to our Community (STOC)
Our STOC program offers students opportunities to actively assist those in need within our local community and develop a strong Christian testimony that reflects on the character of the individual. Students are encouraged to identify a community, educational or charitable institution to support. Through organising and volunteering in their chosen activity students will assume meaningful roles and respond to real concerns of society as well as to their own need to be valued. As such, the program seeks to benefit equally both the provider and the recipient of the service. Embedded within the school welfare policy, the program will support RoSA (Record of School Achievement) credentialing and will continue to be an important expression of community and partnership within the All Saints' Strategic Plan.
The aim of the program is to develop an ethos of service within the school and broader community that:
A minimum of 10 hours service must be completed over the two terms. Students will be required to plan, participate, record and reflect on their service activities.
Service to Our Community (STOC) Pathways
Students have four pathway options to organise their STOC activity:
Students will be issued with a STOC logbook at the commencement of Term 2. Throughout Terms 2 and 3, students will log their participation in the log book and upon completion will engage in a written reflection of the STOC experience. Students who have fulfilled the stipulated requirements will be awarded a 'Service to Our Community' certificate.