At St George Christian School we seek to encourage and develop a culture of service and generosity in order to help our students develop their awareness of local and global needs and, from a Christian perspective, to see they can make a difference in the world.
Beyond Ourselves is a focused initiative designed to provide students, staff and parents with opportunities to practically live out the message of the Gospel and extend the love of Christ through acts of service to our world.
Students are given age-appropriate opportunities to be involved in a range of support activities to the wider community as well as fundraising and awareness campaigns for various charities. Our Beyond Ourselves student teams have been involved in many campaigns for those in need. Recent campaigns include:
- Cancer Council (Do it for Cancer)
- Crazy Hair Day for Cystic Fibrosis
- International Justice Mission
- National Heart Foundation – Jump Rope
- Fight Cancer Foundation’s Footy Colours Day
- National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence
From 2009 to 2019, SGCS sent teams of students, staff and parents on annual mission trips to Vanuatu where participants had the opportunity to actively engage and assist those in physical and spiritual need. The eleven day mission consists of ministry, programs and practical help to local primary and high schools as well as children with disabilities.
The Vanuatu Mission Initiative has been affected by the global pandemic, which prevented overseas travel. Our students and School community directed their energies to initiatives like UNICEF, to support the people of India acutely affected by COVID. On a state-level, students have been involved in offering practical assistance to people in need through the Regrow Conjola Program for the bushfire affected South Coast of NSW and the Empire Vale Book Drive for the flood affected Northern Rivers public school.
Our School continues to seek opportunities for students and the SGCS community to be generous with their resources, time, hands and hearts, in order to meet the the needs of others. We will continue to go ‘beyond ourselves’ with the message of love, hope and salvation through Jesus Christ.