A commitment to Social Justice
At St Aloysius College we maintain the commitment of the founding Sisters of Mercy to work with the most marginalised people in our community.
We respect all cultures and religious traditions. Our school population includes indigenous and refugee students.
A student group leads the school in action for social justice, supported by teachers and specialist staff.
Concerns for justice, equity and the environment inform curriculum planning across all subject areas.
Partnerships with church, government and community agencies provide opportunities for student learning and effective activism.
Social Justice in action
The SAC Social Justice Group meets weekly for information sharing, leadership development and action planning. They are energetic and dedicated leaders from Years 8 to Year 12.
Each term the group participates in a day-long formation workshop with invited speakers. Issues of concern are chosen to promote to the broader school community, action timelines are developed and campaign and fundraising materials are prepared. Many creative ideas are generated to raise awareness and funds for special projects.
The Social Justice program was partially funded by the Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations under the National School Chaplaincy and Student Welfare Program.