Service Learning

St Stephen’s believes a commitment to the work performed by community groups and an interest in the wellbeing of others develops mature, independent and caring people.

Our students, teachers and staff are challenged to think about, and then act upon, things they can do to change the world, no matter how big or small.

This is reflected in our School motto - Serve God, Serve One Another; our support of service activities of the Uniting Church in Australia; and our well-regarded Service Learning program where students give their time, effort and resources to support those less fortunate.

Service Learning occurs in year groups, homerooms and an individual, volunteer capacity through our connected network of government and community organisations at a local, national and international level.

  • St Stephen’s School was chosen by Western Australia Charity Direct as a pilot school to launch the 'next generation of philanthropists’ through education, support, and inspiration, guided by WACD’s Ambassador and Captain of the Perth Wildcats Damian Martin.
  • St Stephen’s School’s Food Rescue cart sees staff and students visit cafes and restaurants in the CBD and at Lakeside Joondalup Shopping Centre to collect unused food to donate to people in need in partnership with UnitingCare West.
  • Regular visits to local art centres for the disabled, teaching elderly people how to use computers and providing music and entertainment for community events.
  • An annual visit to Bethany Home in Malaysia, a school and training centre for disabled children and adults, where a small group of students commit themselves to serving as teachers’ helpers at the school.
  • The collection of food, gifts and raising of funds for UnitingCare West’s Christmas Appeal and operation Christmas Child, which involves sending a message of hope to children in desperate situations in the form of Christian literature and a gift-filled shoe box at Christmas time.

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