Published on: 16 May 2019
Eight of our Year 11 students have recently returned from a life-changing experience at Nullagine, northern Western Australia.
As part of their Service in Action (SIA) tour, the boys spent a week at Nullagine’s local primary school, working closely with students on activities involving music, dance, mathematics, science and cooking.
“The local Indigenous students learnt much from our boys, including the development of their English language skills, which for most of these children is their third language,” says Director of Service in Action, Mark Tait.
“In exchange, our boys learnt about the Indigenous culture as they went out visiting local water holes, observing ancient rock art, tasting bush tucker and hearing traditional stories and song lines.”
“Our SIA Indigenous immersions offer boys at Christ Church an amazing experience. The opportunity to spend a week living in a remote community provides unique insight into a culture different from our very own.”
“The boys are there to serve others and in doing so, learn a great deal about themselves and their own set of values. Hence the term ‘service learning’.”
Christ Church’s SIA program seeks to inspire boys to learn about themselves and the world through service. Discover more about the program here.