Students take up the invitation to transform our world in their varied responses to injustices in the world. Our community is focussed on faith and good works and the students willingly initiate and involve themselves with issues of justice at a local, national and international level.
Within the College there are many ways of being community; in tutor groups, house groups, classes and year groups. Alongside these are communities in which students choose to take up membership. Clubs offer students other ways to involve themselves and to belong while working to make a difference ranging from Amnesty International through to Zonta.
Clubs and Committees are an integral part of the development of awareness of Social Justice Issues and inspiring students to realise that every action, no matter how small, can make a difference. The ultimate goal of working together culminates on Good Samaritan Day where Clubs can showcase their projects and promote awareness of Social Justice Issues. The Clubs also allow students to engage in democratic election processes, working with younger students and participating in leadership roles that are mentored and supported.
Good Sam's Day activities
All students – Defending human rights in conjunction with the UN Declaration of Human Rights, with particular regard to politically incorrect prisoners and issues of international injustice.
For all middle school students (Years 7, 8, & 9). A relaxed and informal session in which students can access the art facilities, finish homework, engage in weekly art club activities and create art. Bring along your Visual Arts diary.
Any student who wishes to learn a woodwind, brass or percussion instrument in an ensemble setting.
Student Book Club - a time for students to discuss books that we are reading, write reviews and make suggestions for book purchases
All students – Caritas promotes social justice and helps with the aid and development of those in poverty and the disadvantaged, works on local, national and global scale to increase social justice
Audition required (need to attend College Choir rehearsals as well)
This club is for students interested in learning how to make espresso coffees. You will also be on a roster to assist serving coffees at various school functions. There will also be opportunities to get Barista training. We meet when needed for functions.
All students welcome – no experience necessary.
For students with at least 1 year experience on any woodwind, brass or percussion instrument.
All students – Promoting encouraging and initiating environmental awareness and opportunities to develop a healthier lifestyle and sustainable living. Clean Up Australia Day, Op-Swap, climate change events etc.
Catering specifically to language students in years 8-12,fosters and promotes cultural events such as Language Week and promotes the diversity of the College
No audition required, some experience preferred. This is an opportunity to participate in competitions and performances throughout the year.
The debating club is for all students interested in participating in debating competitions. The school runs a House Debating Competition and participates in the CSDA Competitions in Term 3. The club meets throughout the year to improve debating skills and have informal debates.
All students – an informal, relaxed and engaging club in which students play Theatre sports, participate in dramatic activities and workshops or watch Drama students perform, encouraging and fostering a love of the dramatic arts.
All students welcome to share in afternoon tea prior to getting down to work. Assistance with homework or getting started on a Task is provided by supervising staff
This club is for any student who would like to participate in running the catering for various school events. You do not have to be a VET Hospitality student. All you need is an interest in running the Hospitality at functions. You will learn many new skills used in the industry. We meet on an as needed basis.
All students are welcome to join Interact who, in conjunction with Rotary, serves the community and promotes social justice causes. The work of the club is diverse and ranges from raising funds for international disaster relief to working with refugees in the local community. The club has raised funds for a Shelter Box which is deployed by Rotary in the event of a disaster anywhere in the world.
All Students years 7-10. The club aims to motivate, stimulate, encourage and develop mathematically interested and talented students by participating in Mathematics Challenge and Enrichment Competitions.
For any student who wishes to improve their maths skills or just catch up with work.
Students in Year 11 have the opportunity to take part in the Good Samaritan Ministry Outreach Program which is organised by the Sisters of the Good Samaritan. Students stay for a week over the school holidays at St Scholastica’s in Glebe and work with students from five other Good Samaritan Colleges throughout Australia in service industries such as soup kitchens, welfare agencies, places for people with disabilities and refugee centres. The purpose of the week is to energise young people around the Christian call to service and justice.
For any student who wishes to improve her keyboard or guitar skills
For advanced musicians on any string, woodwind, brass or percussion instrument.
It’s an opportunity to meet other students, develop your collaboration and leadership skills and take action that can be included in your Service as Action Reflection.
This is another way for senior students to immerse themselves in the Indigenous culture by travelling to Goodooga where they gain valuable insights into traditional Indigenous ways of life. Students spend a week engaged in many activities and sharing many stories.
All Students - Students collaborate and plan for events and activities like the Reading Challenge, “My Favourite Reads” etc and provide ideas for Library planning and displays.
Student-led Drama group
The work of this club focuses on raising the community’s awareness of animals’ rights. The students participate in the Million Paws Walk and hold cupcake days raising much needed funds for the Wollongong RSPCA Shelter. Guest speakers provide insight into the plight of various animals and the students enjoy the opportunity to be better educated.
Speechmakers is for any student with an interest in public speaking. There are opportunities to develop skills and to participate in formal competitions.
This club will work on student’s imagination and curiosity to ask questions & discover answers.
All Students can be involved and to have a voice.
All students – The SVDP Club is a very active one at the College raising much needed funds and awareness for a worthwhile cause. This club works to alleviate social disadvantage in the local community. They do this through awareness raising and the running of appeals for clothing, food and money throughout the year.
Medium to advanced musicians who play keyboard, woodwind, brass, percussion, bass or vocals. Tuesday lunchtime.
All Students who play a bowed instrument
All students who play a bowed instrument through an audition
Years 7 – 10. Stretch your imaginations and work as a team to collaboratively solve problems
An opportunity to learn ukulele in a fun, group setting
Provide an opportunity to get some gentle exercise and clear the head while walking the Wollongong foreshores. Bring a friend to enjoy a chat along the way.
The Wellbeing Committee is open to all students in Years 7-12. The aim of the Wellbeing Committee is to work to create a positive school community where we are all resilient, supported and respected. We recognise that we all learn more easily when we are looking after our whole self. We recognise the importance of maintaining healthy relationships and having a responsible lifestyle. We hope to raise awareness of mental health issues and to talk about resources and organisations that we can all access when we need support
For all students with a love of reading and writing, who wish to extend their literacy skills in a relaxed environment with spelling bees, peer reading, creative writing workshops etc.
Provide a variety of fitness classes in the Gym or in the Fitness room (depending on numbers). Activities will include circuits, boxing classes, step classes, aerobics, interval training, body weight resistance exercises. Girls can work as hard as they like or simply work at their own pace to get some valuable exercise. Wear your PE uniform or some workout clothes.
Strives for a higher status of women in the world, aiming to bring about equality and rights for women internationally