St Stephen’s School Carramar students, Alexandria Reuben, India Graham and Martika Jary spent hours in the kitchen recently baking 120 muffins for the homeless, along with the rest of their homeroom. In total, students donated more than 200 muffins to UnitingCare West’s Tranby Day Centre. Tranby Day Centre provides meals and referrals to people experiencing and at risk of homelessness.
Brett Roberts, head of secondary at St Stephen’s School Carramar, said the School was devoted to help improve the lives of those in need.
“Our School motto is to ‘Serve God Serve One Another’ and our students embrace these service learning opportunities wholeheartedly. I am extremely proud of the service work our staff and students do in helping to improve the lives of others,” Brett said.
St Stephen’s School boys also attended a free workshop at Bunnings. The workshop was aimed at upskilling students in the lead-up to their South African Service Learning Tour in April 2016. Students learnt skills such as tiling, drilling, sawing, painting and plumbing. The 15 year-10 boys will be visiting Port Elizabeth to construct a sports court, renovate bathrooms and paint existing facilities.
Bruce Titlestad, head of secondary at St Stephen’s School Duncraig said students were excited about putting their newly learnt skills to practice in South Africa.
“Service learning is an important way St Stephen’s School students give back to communities in need. Service learning also helps grow compassionate leaders for tomorrow,” Bruce said.