At Sacred Heart Girls’ College we aim to ensure that Christian values such as justice, compassion and service are inherent in all that we do at our College. Inspired by the social teachings of the Catholic Church, our College community has an ongoing program to raise awareness of disadvantage and inequity at the global, national and community level. This is underpinned by our commitment to social action through volunteering work with disadvantaged people and participation in a number of social justice based groups including Saint Vincent de Paul, the Aboriginal Catholic Ministry and Caritas Australia. Some ways in which we raise awareness of social justice at our College include:
- Integrating understanding and knowledge of social justice perspectives on global issues such as justice, peace and ecology into our daily lives
- Incorporating social justice themes into liturgies and retreats
- Promoting and developing social justice awareness among staff and students through guest speakers, with a focus on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives
FIRE Carriers Program
The FIRE (Friends Igniting Reconciliation in Education) Carriers is led each year by four Year 9 students who volunteer to learn more about indigenous disadvantage and promote reconciliation. This build on teh College's program of promote awareness of the issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander peoples including our indigenous garden program, Sorry Day activities and the inclusion of Aboriginal perspectives into our teaching program.