Community and Service Learning Central To Our Curriculum.
The links between service and the curriculum allow students to relate the lessons of the classrooms to the realities of the outside world to apply what they have learned in the wider community. The programme encourages students to make connections between intellectual and social development, leading to action and reflection.
Supporting the Community
PLC girls are offered many opportunities to support community service projects.
Family Service Projects
Cooking For a Cause
Years 7, 8 and 9 students, along with their parents, are encouraged to participate in the family service activity, Cooking For a Cause.
Parents and students cook meals together, which are provided to people in need through St Patricks Community Support Centre.
This is just one of the many ways PLC combines service and ‘doing good for others’.
Ronald McDonald House
Year 10 students, along with their parents, prepare and serve breakfast for vulnerable families with ill children.
Creating strong connections with community service organisations is around creating partnerships that are mutually beneficial to community needs and engaging students with community service opportunities.
PLC has strong connections with the below organisations, supporting their missions.
- Boab Network
- Grove Library
- KIT International
- Red Cross
- SHINE Community Group
- St Patricks
- Teach Learn Grow
- The Leukaemia Foundation
- The Smith Family
- Trillion Trees
- Uniting WA
- World Vision
Service Immersion Tours
Service Immersion Tours have become integral to Service Learning and are designed to inspire the intellectual, spiritual, emotional and social development of our girls. Immersion is designed to deeply involve our girls – beyond their comfort zones, cross-culturally and through new relationships. These experiences often lead to the transformation of students’ intellectual and emotional view of the world.
Due to COVID-19, immersion tours are on hold. Tours within Western Australia are being explored to provide the girls with opportunities to grow as well as doing good for others.
Kimberley Service and Cultural Tour
The Kimberley Service and Cultural Tour is a rich and extensive tour working with different partnerships with an added dimension of the services provided by Uptuyu Tours. Working in partnership with Indigenous Communities out of Derby; Imintji Community and Mowanjum Community. The tour will involve cultural immersion and history, service projects based around aged care, and assistance with the annual Mowanjum Festival. The major impact of this experience will be the participation, involvement and sharing in many aspects of Aboriginal culture and to build a greater depth of mutual understanding and respect.