Co-Curricular - Social Justice

At Marian Catholic College there is a strong belief in the capacity and responsibility of our students to contribute significantly to those in need, both in Australia and beyond our shores. This reaching out to others promotes a positive sense of self and community, and enables us to live out our school motto, “Walk with Christ”.

 
Sew a Smile
This ongoing initiative is a reflection of the Christian values and generous hearts displayed here at Marian Catholic College. Currently over a hundred students across all grades are involved in both school workshops and sewing at home to transform colourful pillow cases into delightful little dresses that we send to Timor Leste, Sierra Leone and the Philippines. Students are provided with ready-made packs containing the pillow case, bias binding, elastic and instructions; everything they need to sew these dresses. To date we have sent two hundred and fifty dresses to children in need.
 
Card Making
Another ongoing initiative at Marian Catholic College is our card making/letter writing project whereby students correspond with students at the Dominican Orphanage in Timor Leste as well as students at an Aboriginal Community School at Warralong, inland from Port Hedland in Western Australia. This is a great way to reach out to others and gain different perspectives on people’s lives. We also send Christmas cards to different communities each year, including literacy worksheets and activities in the cards. Last Christmas, every student in Year 7 and Year 8 made Christmas cards in their Religion Classes.  It was very touching to learn that in the Orphanage in Timor Leste, the lovely cards from our students adorn the walls above the student’s beds.