Service-learning is an approach to teaching and learning in which
students use academic knowledge and skills to address genuine community
needs. Service learning requires students to use academic knowledge and skills to address genuine community needs
and the chosen activity integrates with the school’s academic curriculum and
content, which allows students to reflect on their service experiences
after they complete them.
Service learning allows students to:
In Prep, our children have been learning about water, water conservation and water scarcity in parts of the world. They learnt that in some parts of the world, people have to walk a long way to get the water they need to survive. Our Prep students recently went on a water walk to experience how it feels to walk a long way, carrying heavy buckets of water. The children were sponsored for completing the walk and together raised over $1000. That’s enough to buy two open wells through the Australian Lutheran World Service Gifts of Grace Program. Fantastic effort Prep G and Prep J!
Homeless Connect allows Gold Coasters who are homeless or those at risk of becoming homeless to get in touch with a variety of community services, including health and wellbeing, legal advice and counselling. Those who attend have the opportunity to enjoy a wide range of benefits including haircuts, manicures and other essential services. Some of our Year 11 students attended the Homeless Connect Day at Metricon Stadium yesterday to bring donations from our Trinity community to those Gold Coasters who are most in need. This is another wonderful service learning opportunity for our students, especially given the rise of youth homelessness in Australia and helps them to