19 Service Learning Awards were handed out to Middle and Senior School students on Friday 30 July.
Service learning is learning, developing and applying knowledge and skills to meet an identified and authentic community need. At SMGS, students may choose to undertake service initiatives related to their interest, passion, or alternatively, to community needs as supported and identified with input from SMGS staff and local community members. Service learning builds upon our School’s core values of CARE, allowing students to make links between the mission and motto of the School, and their service experiences.
In order to be recognised, students must have completed a minimum of 10 hours of service and completed a log book recording of what has been actioned and what was learned from the experience. Many students have already attained over 30 hours of service, with some having contributed 50 hours to their community. At the end of the year, students who achieve the below hours will be awarded as follows, with students eligible for the award in both Middle and Senior Schools:
- Bronze Service Aware – the equivalent of 30 hours
- Silver Service Award – the equivalent of 40 hours
- Gold Service Award – the equivalent of 50 hours
Some of our Service contributions included:
- Knitting and crocheting squares to go toward ‘Wrapped with Love’ knitting for charity
- The Biggest Morning Tea
- Jindabyne Op Shop
- Clean Up Australia Day
- The Snowy Classic
- Trail Stewardship
- Keep It Cool Planting
- Snowsports Sale
- Volunteering with younger students at MTB Extra Curricular activities, Soccer and Equestrian