You will be given the opportunity to make a difference in communities locally, nationally and all over the world.

...building character 

Service Learning is integral to the Christian faith of our College....it provides students with experiences that build character, develop confidence, leadership and open-mindedness.

We’ve talked a lot about what you can get from a PLC Sydney education. But an essential part of that education is about what you can give back. 

Service Learning is an opportunity for you to make a difference in communities locally, nationally and all over the world. The program emphasises student agency and engagement and fosters young leaders who can think creatively and problem solve.

From Pre-Kindergarten to Year 12, each year group focuses on one or more projects, learning about the needs of the community involved and organising fundraising activities and initiatives.

Each year group from Pre-Kindergarten to Year 12 focuses on one or more projects, learning about the needs of the community involved and organising fundraising activities and initiatives.

Junior School

In the Junior School, our Community Service Captains work closely with their teachers and year groups to raising funds for The Red Cross through the annual Red Cross Bumper Day, while:

  • Pre-K to Year 2 students support The Smith Family
  • Year 3 focus on the Cancer Council
  • Year 4 assist Cystic Fibrosis Australia
  • Year 5 charity is Pet Rescue
  • Year 6 lead the support of the Little Legs Foundation, a charity that is very close to the heart of all PLC Sydney students.

Service Learning is an opportunity for you to make a difference in communities locally, nationally and all over the world.

Service Learning experiences are character-building and make for the kind of confidence and open-mindedness the college sets out to instil in its students.

Senior School

In Senior School your efforts get a lot more focused. You’ll get to exercise your civic responsibility and engage with the community by undertaking volunteer work at various local institutions, according to your year group. 

  • Year 7 you’ll work in a local indigenous pre-school
  • Year 8 you’ll be involved with Allowah Children’s Home
  • Year 9 you’ll organise a pet show to raise money for the Guide Dogs Association
  • Year 10 you’ll undertake service and raise money within two kindergartens in Timor Leste
  • Year 11, you have the opportunity to work with disabled children in an orphanage in Vietnam
  • Year 12 there’s a chance to work with the International Justice Mission. 

It’s hands-on, sometimes confronting, and it’s what will help you understand and care about a world outside your own.

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