Catholic Social Justice teaching, based firmly in the Scriptures, requires that we look after those in need in our societies and seek to address those needs by charitable service and, where necessary, social justice action. At San Sisto, the Christian call to service and justice is explicitly taught in the Religious Education curriculum. Opportunities to respond to that call are provided by extra-curricular service and justice activities. These activities may vary from year to year as situations change and opportunities arise. The following activities are currently undertaken and form a significant component of the co-curricular program of the college.
We are a member of the Queensland Debating Union. Participants from all year levels are welcome to join our debating teams. Teams debate in this interschool competition on a Wednesday evening at 7.00 pm or 8.15 pm in Semester 1. Coaching usually occurs during lunch break and occasionally after school.
Debating Coordinator is Mrs Trish Winter, Teacher Librarian.
Lunch times and after school as advised
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. This group gets involved in projects like Clean Up Australia Day and the college herb garden, and regularly presents environmental messages to the College.
Mondays at lunch time
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 particular social justice issue. Students in Years 11 and 12 organise and host this breakfast.
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 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, Caritas, Catholic Mission and Dominican communities.
Wednesdays at lunch time
A different service activity is provided for students in each year level from Years 7-12.
Year 7-8 students have the opportunity to join a group that knits scarves and blankets for Rosies Outreach.
Year 9-10 students work with the local Meals on Wheels in Carina.
Year 11 students support younger students with homework in the College library after school through Junior-Senior Connect.
Year 12 students 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.
Fridays at lunch timeTuesdays before school
Tuesdays after schoolWednesdays in the evening
Drama Society meets on a Thursday afternoon from 3.15pm - 5pm in the drama room.
Drama society provides an opportunity for students to further their interest in drama by creating independent productions and working with industry professionals in order to develop their craft. The society is open to students in Years 9 - 12 and is by audition or invitation only. There are between 15 - 20 members, depending on needs, and the cost is $50/Term, beginning in Term 2.