Serving the Community
Encouraging Care for Others
Service Learning is an essential component for the students at Tranby College. It supports our College Values and College Motto, ‘Uniting in Faith and Service’ and it encourages our students to care for and support others, developing a strong understanding of what it means to give back, and to make a positive impact to our local and global communities.
In the Junior School, Service Learning begins in the classroom through simple tasks such as nominating a helper for various class errands and duties or contributing towards the Uniting Christmas Appeal for those in need. This early introduction to service, builds an understanding that helping others is a shared responsibility and one which makes the class and community a better place.
In the Senior School, our Service Learning program, ‘Serving Alongside Others’, provides students with authentic and valuable community service opportunities that truly help people in need. Working with a variety of charities and organisations, our students get involved with fundraising and activities that directly support our community. Some examples of these opportunities are below.
Key Community Group Partners
Our partnership with Uniting WA has been long-standing and as such, our students get involved with a variety of activities, including the Winter Appeal, Sleep Rough, Christmas Appeal, Student Forums and Foster Care Packs. These opportunities engage students in the issues that affect our community and helps them to learn leadership skills, as well as encouraging compassion and building confidence.
Tranby College students are big supporters of the World’s Greatest Shave – a popular awareness building and fundraising event for the Leukaemia Foundation. Standing alongside staff members, students happily shave off their hair, cut-off ponytails or have their hair coloured and braided all in the name of this worthy cause.
DISABLED SURFERS ASSOCIATION
Working collaboratively with volunteers, students care for the individual needs of surfers with disabilities, helping them enjoy the thrill of catching a wave and being confident in the open water. For many students, this is their first opportunity to engage with people with disabilities and the experience helps students to build understanding and empathy.
Our community service program partners vary each year, hence allowing students to get a wide variety of opportunities during their time at Tranby. Other groups we support are:
- Soup Patrol Rockingham
- Ronald McDonald House
- The Smith Family – student2student Reading Program
- Operation Christmas Child