Service and leadership
At Christ Church, your son will develop a sense of social responsibility and a commitment to serving others that will guide him in life.
Activities are designed to broaden their perspective of the world they live in, expose them to those more needy than themselves and provide opportunities to make a difference in someone’s life. It involves each student demonstrating a willingness to give time and effort to benefit individuals or groups without expecting return or reward.
In the Preparatory School, boys provide service to the School, peers and teachers, assist others in need and develop an understanding that leadership requires service to others.
Service activities across all year levels include House duties as well as fundraising, resource collection and donating to others in need. Boys learn about making good choices and looking after others through the PATHS program in the lower year levels. From Years 3 to 6, boys can serve the School as monitors, provide leadership as Class Captains and in Year 6, have an opportunity to lead as House Captains.
Service learning opportunities in Years 7 to 12 include numerous fundraising, House, School and Service in Action (SIA) focus activities as well as a strong Centre for Ethics program. In Years 10 and 11, boys can choose from service cadet programs, including Army Cadets, Surf Lifesaving or Environment and Community (ENCOMM). In Year 12, students can apply to become special needs companions for children with disabilities over three days as part of the School’s annual Sony Camp.
Leadership opportunities abound and begin through supporting positive relationships with peers and sporting and activity groups.
As boys move through the Senior School they will learn about types of leadership, the qualities of good leaders and how to develop their individual skills in this area. The Year 11 Leadership program teaches them they have the capacity to make a difference in a variety of spheres and how to develop their expertise, which they can take into the workforce and beyond.