SJC - MAKING A DIFFERENCE
The Care Group
Our Care Group was formed to assist families during times of crisis (eg. illness or bereavement). Each year this group has done wonderful work supporting those in our community when they are most in need. Assistance primarily involves preparing and delivering a family meal to the College office once or twice a year (usually simple food such as a casserole). For families in crisis, there is often little time to prepare meals for those at home and the Care Group aims to ease the burden in difficult times.
Thank you to all those who have volunteered to assist the Care Group on the annual Parent Participation form. Anyone else who is willing to assist is most welcome to contact Maureen Bryant or Adel Mawson, Principal’s Personal Assistants via email firstname.lastname@example.org or direct line 5226 8119.
If you, or a family you are aware of within the College Community, are seriously ill and suffering hardship please be encouraged to contact Maureen or Adel so we can follow-up and offer Care Group assistance.
Community and Charity Support Programs
In the spirit of Edmund Rice, being a member of the St Joseph's Community is an opportunity to reach out to others less fortunate than ourselves. The College is a part of a variety of Community and Charity Support Programs in the following areas:
Refugee Tutoring, Geelong Soup Kitchen, Red Cross Blood Donations, Refugee Holiday Program, St Vinnies Christmas Hampers, Volunteering at Aged Care Facilities, Assisting at Primary Schools, Landcare, Sudanese Tutoring, Breakfast Programs and SJC Staff Community Service Day.
World Vision 40 Hour Famine, Shave For A Cure, Movember, Leukemia Foundation, Daffodil Day, Beyond Blue, Victoria Cancer Council, Jeans For Genes, Geelong Food Relief Centre, Relay for Life, Adventure Kids Australia & Edmund Rice Camps.
Marrma’ Rom Two Worlds Foundation, Daly River Immersion, St Brendan’s Yeppoon Exchange and Reconciliation Week
Viqueque Friendship Schools - East Timor, Christian Brothers Overseas Aid Fund, Caritas Project Compassion, TriUMPH Festival - Supporting East Timor, Edmund Rice Foundation - East Africa supporting the communities of Ruben and Arusha.
Supporting Communities in East Africa
Help Bring the dream of an education to reality in our schools at Ruben, Nairobi & Edmund Rice Sinon, Arusha
St Joseph’s College has supported the work of the Edmund Rice Foundation in East Africa for many years.
Our St Joseph’s community has contributed to the building of the Ruben Medical Clinic and the Ruben Primary School in Nairobi, Kenya and the Edmund Rice Sinon Secondary School in Arusha, Tanzania.
Our Principal has spent time at both of these ministries and seen first hand the commitment and dedication of the Edmund Rice Foundation and the lay staff to ‘making a difference’ to the health and education of these communities.
To enable this work to continue, these ministries require a level of ongoing support in the form of scholarships for students in need of financial assistance.
A contribution of $50 from each St Joseph’s College family would enable us to ensure that many more children will be given the opportunity of ‘Hope Through Education’.
For more information on the Edmund Rice Foundation and the vital work of the Christian Brothers' projects and programs visit their website at: www.erf.org.au