In 2021, and moving forward, we have made some exciting changes to our Service Learning program, involving our Missions strategy. Our motivation for these changes is to provide further opportunities for our students to think beyond themselves by engaging, giving and going to the lost and vulnerable. In Term 2, WestCare’s ‘Penrith City Care Kits’ program seeks to provide personal care items for people in times when they need them the most. Launched in 2015, the Care Kits program supplies a range of packs for all ages from newborn infants to the elderly. They are distributed to their clients and also through other local care providers including social workers, rehab and domestic violence services, school chaplains, homelessness workers and many more. Our Years 3 – 6 Missions students promoted this program throughout the Term and collected a lot of items to go in the WestCare Care Kits. Many thanks to students and parents for their generous contributions of items to help people in need in our Penrith community. God loves a cheerful giver (2 Corinthians 9:7b).
Belinda GarrattYear 5 Teacher, Missions Leader