Serving others is an important part of student life here at St Paul’s. Over the course of the school year a number of students and staff have willingly given their time to contribute to a number of service programmes at school.
Both staff and students were recognised at a full school assembly. In year 11, awards were presented to students who made a regular and impressive commitment to assisting young refugees from the Refugee Orientation Centre through a range of activities and helping with their academic studies. The students gave up a significant amount of their free time in assisting these refugees. The recipients were: Tyler Mulgrew, Frazer Tam, Sara Phee, Toby Rickman, Harry Derry, Laurence I’Anson and Jess Scatchard.
Year 12 students Ben Scanlon, Sophie Stocker, Kayley Caulfield, Luke Finlayson, Phoebe McColgan and Sophie Hine were also recognised. From Hospital Chaplaincy, World Vision, St Joan’s Rest Home visits, the Serve feeding programme, Over the Fence Ministry and their support of the Refugee Orientation Centre, these students have all displayed a great commitment and dedication to their service throughout the year.
Hannah Mayer, Zainal Wong, Daniel Rickman and Jana Stokes were the year 13 recipients of the service awards. Each of these students made a significant impact on the St Paul’s service programmes. They are seen as servant leaders amongst the school and have pioneered their own programmes within the school.
The staff members recognised included Chris Foot, Carl Neethling, Helen Richardson, Kerry Allen, Mel Simmons, Nicole Schollum and Chef Chris Warner who have made a personal commitment to the service programmes by assisting with transport, supplying goods, food preparation or being a communicator and liaison.
We congratulate these students and staff on representing what service means to St Paul’s.