As part of their Religion and Ethics course this year, Year 12 students of Glasshouse Christian College recently ‘reached out’ to the wider community. Encouraged to consider the Christian worldview of social justice, the Year 12 students selected a service option assisting: Meals on Wheels organisations in Caboolture and Caloundra, the Caboolture Community Action Group, Glasshouse Country Care, Seasons Aged Care Caloundra and the St Vincent de Paul Society’s Homelessness Support Program based in Nambour.
Assistance for the St Vincent de Paul Society focussed upon putting together ‘care packs’ of toiletry items. Students from across the College donated items throughout the term and these were carefully packaged into ‘goody bags’ by a group of Year 12 students on their last day of term. In July, St Vinnie’s representatives, Narelle Ziganbine [Homelessness Support Worker] and Annette Baker [North Diocesan President] attended a Senior Assembly to be presented with an amazing total of 53 ‘care packs’. Ms Ziganbine spoke highly of the students’ involvement in the project. “It’s clear from the thought and effort that has gone into the contents of each care pack that the students understand the Christian message of caring for those who are less fortunate than themselves. It’s heartening to see young people so generous of spirit venturing out into the world.”
GCCC Principal, Mike Curtis, also reflected this view stating, “Our College is more than proud of the service work carried out by our Year 12 students.”