Fintona students are encouraged to believe that they can make a difference to their local communities, as well as internationally.
All students participate in the Community Service program throughout their school years, in a variety of ways depending on individual strengths and interests.
Whether volunteering at a local nursing home, raising funds for charities, participating in environmental projects and travelling locally or overseas to help welfare organisations, community service projects offer students valuable life experiences.
Senior School students have the opportunity to visit Danila Dilba, an Aboriginal health provider located in Darwin. While they are in Darwin students can work in the various clinics run by Danila Dilba, and also visit some of the remote Aboriginal communities for which they provide health care.
Students from Years 9 to 11 have an opportunity to join the World Challenge expedition which involves a community service component in the country of destination.
Taking a lead in community involvement begins in Junior School, with our youngest leaders organising the charities they will support and how they would like to support them. This continues in the Senior Campus with a Year 12 Community Captain appointed to lead the Senior School’s community involvement.
As a School, one main charity is usually voted and selected by students to support financially, enabling school fundraising to create a bigger impact for the chosen cause. A few additional charities are selected to support through collection of donated goods.