Connecting with our local community

Through leadership and service programs, all students look for avenues to support community groups and organisations outside the College. Recent activities have included participating in the Red Shield Appeal, raising funds for Destiny Rescue, a number of cancer charities, RSPCA Cup Cake Day, 40 Hour Famine and the Day for Daniel.

The College enjoys close support from the Gaythorne RSL and a large contingent of College students and staff participate in the Gaythone RSL ANZAC Day service each year, with our Junior Choir providing choral support. Students participate in the Gaythorne RSL’s annual ANZAC Day essay writing competition.

As part of the Year 9 Ubuntu program, students visit local care facilities, and spend time with elderly residents.

As an active member of the Hills and District Chamber of Commerce, the College forges connections with local businesses. The Chamber kindly offers annually an Business Studies Award to a Year 12 student and a scholarship to a Year 11 student, aimed at encouraging entrepreneurship amongst the student body.

Our ‘Adopt a Cop’ police officer is a regular visitor to the College, talking to the younger members of the school about safety, and briefing our Year 12 student prior to their graduation. RACQ Docudrama events are held annually at the Senior Campus, with police, ambulance, RACQ and local funeral home staff coming together to create very memorable lessons in road safety for our senior students.

And while our local community is very important to us, the College also aims to inspire and encourage our students to be confident, committed and compassionate people who contribute in a positive way to global communities. In 2016, Prince of Peace Lutheran College embarked on an exciting new endeavour, entering into a partnership to support the small Cambodian village of Kompoksteav, located in Battambang Province in north-west Cambodia.

Through a long-term Village Partnership, the College will fund building projects that improve the standard of living of the 480 villagers in Kompoksteav and assist them in becoming a self-sustaining community.

The College is participating in the Village Partnership program through the overseas aid and resettlement agency of the Lutheran Church of Australia, the Australian Lutheran World Service.