RONCALLI COLLEGE YEAR 9 AND 10 SERVICE DAY
Wednesday 2 July 2014
A hallmark of the Catholic faith is a concern for the common good exemplified in service to others and often when looking to help others we think in terms of a monetary sum. However the one thing that all of us have that is easily accessible and in abundance is time.
On Wednesday 2 July
Year 9 and 10 students will be given the time by to give something back. They are encouraged to think of the needs of others then to select a service activity that will bring meaning not only to themselves but also to the community.
Service work can include any type of voluntary activity that benefits other people or the environment. For example, completing house work for an elderly person, volunteering to rake leaves, cleaning windows, cleaning up a local waterway or park area, teaching a senior friend how to use a computer or the Internet, offering to read to residents in a retirement home, volunteering for a community organisation, baking muffins and distributing them to workplaces etc. It is expected that students will think more broadly than their immediate family and look to be of service to the wider community.
Students are able to complete their service either individually or within a small group. The work is voluntary and the expectation is students will spend a minimum of three hours
engaged in the activity.
Students will select their service activities in consultation with their Religious Education and House Group teachers. By Monday 23 June students will have selected their activity and will have made an official approach to offer their services. Your support with helping your child facilitate this contact will be appreciated. If you have any concerns or would like any further information, please contact the College Office. Students are encouraged to take photos of their service and post it on the Roncalli College, Timaru Facebook page.
Accompanying this letter is a form that needs to be completed and sighted by your student’s House Group teacher by Monday 23 June. The day after Service Day, students are expected to return their form,
signed by the member of the community. These forms are an entry for a lucky draw.
Lord Jesus, teach me to be generous
To serve you as you deserve to be served
To give without counting the cost
To fight without heeding the wounds,
To work without seeking rest,
To spend my life without expecting any other reward
than the knowledge that I am doing your holy will. Amen
St. Ignatius Loyola
Students are being encouraged to
THINK BIG – PAY IT FORWARD- ENJOY THE EXPERIENCE!
This is opportunity exemplifies Roncalli College and it’s special character. We appreciate your support as we aspire to create proactive, caring, community minded citizens with a social conscience.
Click here for the Roncalli College Service Day Agreement