From the Justice and Mercy Team

From the Justice and Mercy Team

The Justice and Mercy students have had a very busy end to the year! Each Wednesday at lunchtime this term, a group of students between Years 7 and 12 have scurried down the road to the Adelaide Day Centre to volunteer. The students spend 25 minutes assisting staff and volunteers there with decorating and assembling some of the 3,000 Christmas hampers that will be given to people in need during the festive season. It is amazing to see what can be achieved in just 25 minutes – during a recent visit, students assembled more than 50 boxes.

SAC’s connection with the Adelaide Day Centre spans 30 years. The centre was co-founded by Sister Janet Mead and provides so much more than necessary services to vulnerable members of society; it is a hub of activity, kindness and community. The JAM team would like to thank everyone within our community who has generously contributed to the Christmas Hamper Appeal, either by placing gifts beneath the Christmas tree in our front foyer or volunteering time at the Adelaide Day Centre.

During Friday JAM meetings this term, students have been brainstorming ideas for activities to lead in 2023. It has been wonderful to see the enthusiasm and creativity expressed by all students, particularly some of our newest and youngest members from Year 4! We hope to see many new faces at JAM next year – it is never too late to participate.

In a special way, I would like to thank Nikita De Vuono and Gabriela Coelho, who have been the JAM Support Coordinators this year. Both young women are recent Old Scholars who were keenly engaged with JAM activities during their schooling and have carried this passion into their lives post-school. We wish Nikita and Gabriela all the best as they take on new endeavours beyond SAC next year.

Ms Maddie Kelly
JAM Coordinator | Communications Officer