Students in Years 8-12 are invited to join
the San Sisto Greenies. The Greenies aim to raise awareness in the college
community of environmental issues and to ‘make a difference’ to our college and
local environment. This group gets involved in projects like Clean Up Australia
Day and the college herb garden, is exploring links with a local landcare
group, and regularly presents environmental messages on college assembly.
San Sisto hosts an annual Justice Breakfast
to which students and staff from other high schools are invited. A guest
speaker is invited to address a particular social justice issue. Students in
Years 11 and 12 organise and host this breakfast.
Students in Years 8-12 can belong to the Social Justice
Group. The focus of this group is on raising awareness in the college community
of social justice issues e.g. the disparity in wealth between the developing
and developed nations, the relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous
Australia, people trafficking, child slavery. This group also supports the work
of St Vincent de Paul, raising money for needy people in the local community,
and the Benenson Society, working on behalf of prisoners of conscience.
The Year 8 activity takes place at lunch times close to
events such as Mothers’ Day. All other service activities take place outside of
school time, either on an afternoon (Years 9-11) or in the evening (Year 12).