Community Service Program

As a vital and vibrant part of the community, Catholic Regional College Melton seeks to live out its ethos, to provide an environment that nurtures and encourages Catholic Values. The College endeavours to lead students to see that they have a responsibility to the broader community and so encourage them to become members of society who are: active, worthwhile and effective.

It is with this in mind a broad Community Service is expected of our senior students. Students will be encouraged to seek out opportunities to provide service to the local and wider community by being engaged in selfless Christian acts of service.

Over the two senior years students will be expected to commit to acts of service for 20 hours (Year 12 students of 2012 will be expected to provide service of a minimum of 10 hours). The activities will be recorded in a Community Service Logbook, with appropriate evidence of it being undertaken. Students who meet this expectation will be awarded a Certificate of Community Service, which can be used in their resume.

Servicing the immediate community 

Students will be encouraged to seek out opportunities for service in their immediate community.  Priests of the local parishes as well as Principals of our feeder primary schools are aware of the our program and may contact students from time to time seeking assistance. Members of the community too are invited to make contact via our dedicated email address at the, or through our college newsletter.

Examples of service activities could include: Gardening for elderly parishioners, performing at an elderly person’s home, giving blood (age restrictions), tutoring, organising fundraising, assisting at the College after school or on student-free days, cooking/baking for a morning tea for visiting groups, assisting at a local kindergarten’s fundraising barbecue or a working bee or even spending an evening on a ‘soup van’.