Service Education

Service Education at Northholm Grammar functions as part of our commitment to providing students with the knowledge, skills and personal attributes to live a purposeful life as future global citizens. All ages are given the opportunity to develop and extend leadership capacity through their involvement in a range of community projects, some of which have been acknowledged through state and national youth awards.

 

Northholm Grammar School is committed to embedding ‘service as a habit’ and providing opportunities for our students to contribute to our community. The benefits of a culture of service allows our students to lead, own and shape their needs, ideas and decision making to helping others. Service challenges students by stretching them as well as being an enjoyable and enabling experience. A habit of service also ensures students can have a social impact by having developed a clear intended purpose in addressing potential benefits to the community, a cause or a social problem. It also allows our students to be reflective thinkers by recognising contributions as well as thinking critically in the learning process.        

 

Leadership development opportunities are extended through our Service Learning Program Week. During this week, teaching staff and students from Kindergarten to Year 10 are involved in a range of service activities that promote an attitude of selflessness and greater resilience in our young people.  Service Learning Week provides our students with the opportunity to be involved in a number of community projects to serve others and care for the environment, learning that an individual’s contribution can make a difference in the wider community. Learning areas may include recycling and sustainability, care of the elderly, poverty and homelessness, human rights and more.

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Service Education projects allows students to:

  • develop leadership skills, decision making, collaboration and communication
  • build positive relationships with community members
  • develop a deeper understanding of themselves and empathy and respect for others
  • apply their energy and creativity to community needs, and
  • increase public awareness of key social issues.