Community Service and Social Action

​​​​​Catholic Social Justice teaching, based firmly in the Scriptures, requires that we look after those in need in our societies and all of creation and that we undertake social action where justice demands change i​​n social structures.  At San Sisto, the Christian call to service and justice is explicitly taught in the Religious Education curriculum at the high school. Opportunities to respond to that call are provided by co-curricular service and justice activities. These activities may vary from year to year as situations change and opportunities arise. 

A different service activity is provided for students in each year level from Year 7-12. Year 7-8 students have the opportunity to join a group that knits scarves and blankets for Rosies.  Year 9-10 work with the local Meals on Wheels in Carina.  Year 11 support younger students with homework in the College library after school through Junior-Senior Connect.  Year 12 have the opportunity to volunteer with Rosies Outreach, this involves an evening visit to central Brisbane or Wynnum/Manly in order to provide companionship to people who are experiencing homelessness.  

Year 7 and 8 Knitting Circle is on Fridays at lunch time

Year 9 and 10 Meals on Wheels is on Tuesdays before school

Year 11 Junior-Senior Connect is on Tuesdays after school

Year 12 Rosies Outreach is on Wednesdays in the evening

The following activities are currently undertaken and form a significant component of the co-curricular program of the college. 

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Social Justice Group​​

Greenies
​Students in Years 7-12 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. T​​his group gets involved in projects like Clean Up Australia Day and the College herb garden, and regularly presents environmental messages to the College.


Justice Afternoon

San Sisto hosts an annual Justice Afternoon to which students and staff from other high schools are invited. A guest speaker is invited to address a partic​​ular social justice issue. Students in Years 11 and 12 organise and host this breakfast.​​

Social Justice Group​​​​​​

​Students in Years 7-12 can belong to the Social Justice Group. The focus of this group is on raising awareness in the college community of social justi​ce 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, Caritas, Catholic Mission and Dominican Communities.​


Service Activi​​ties

Year 7 and 8 Knitting Circle is on Fridays at lunch time

Year 9 and 10 Meals on Wheels is on Tuesdays before school

Year 11 Junior-Senior Connect is on Tuesdays after school

Year 12 Rosies Outreach is on Wednesdays in the evening

The following activities are currently undertaken and form a significant component of the co-curricular program of the college. 


Immersion Trip​​​​​​​​
​​An immersion trip to Cambodia and Vietnam is periodially reviewed and offered to students in Years 10 - 12 when it is safe to do so. San Sisto partners with Catholic Mission to offer this opportunity.  


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