Published on: 26 October 2023

Last week Year 6 student Daniel Foo visited St Louis Estate Claremont to play violin and piano for its senior residents during their morning tea to celebrate the birthday of a resident. Daniel’s perfect performance brought joy to their morning, with one resident who was a musician herself, commenting how much she enjoyed the occasion. It also offered Daniel a chance to share his wonderful talent with others as an act of service and kindness.

Throughout their journey at Christ Church, students of all ages contribute to our broader community. Through service initiatives, tours, excursions, our Cadets program, and events, students have the opportunity to interact with people of varying ages, cultures, and backgrounds. By becoming involved in important local and global causes and issues, students develop a deeper sense of empathy and consideration for others.

The School has a strong relationship with St Louis, having taken our Year 10 ENCOMM students to volunteer at the facility every Friday afternoon for many years. On their visits, ENCOMM students play chess and other games, do jigsaw puzzles, perform musical pieces, or simply chat with the residents. These regular interactions highlight the important role of authentic human connection on our physical and mental wellbeing, and that serving others goes beyond tangible contributions.