Service is faith, active in love. Service involves the selfless giving and loving of others, making a difference in their lives by responding to their needs and acting without expecting recognition or reward. Lutheran schools challenge students to grow in their understanding that service is not only a personal response to God’s love but a broader response as part of one’s humanity for the sake of justice for all. Therefore, students in a Lutheran school learn about serving and learn through serving. This concept is known as Service Learning. (LEA Service Learning in Lutheran Schools 2015).
Over the years, students at Victory have established a proud tradition of Service Learning and community involvement ranging from Service Learning tours to Nepal and Cambodia and with local organisations such as Carevan, Foodshare and Our Table to Yours. In the future, we are planning other international opportunities to learn about the needs of others in areas such as Indonesia, Malaysia and Borneo. Our aim is to send our graduates into the world as skilled global citizens, instilled with the values of:
- Social Justice
- Civic responsibility
Secondary students undertake at least one term of Service Learning during the year. The opportunities available to them change from year to year, but typically students can choose from a range of on-campus activities (e.g. assisting Primary School students/classes) or off-campus activities (e.g. local park rejuvenations, Relay for Life) and even to overseas opportunities.