Developing a strong sense of community and encouraging young people to positively impact on the lives of others is at the heart of everything we do.
Community is the cornerstone of St Leonard’s College – both our own College community and the wider local, national and international community. Our students are encouraged to consider their place in the world, and to understand that with great privilege comes great responsibility. At every age and stage students explore their gifts and how they can contribute to the world around them in a positive way.
Our students understand the importance of respecting, supporting and caring for others, and are challenged to actively participate – not only in fundraising but also by contributing their time and talents to worthy causes. Social justice programs are designed to assist students to personalise their actions and to understand that helping others is not simply a mandate from their teachers, but a lifelong mindset to be developed.
Whether it is through involvement in our Amnesty Club, fundraising for their House charity, service activities completed as part of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, or supporting our partner schools in Bangladesh and Nepal, our students wholeheartedly embrace their responsibilities as global citizens.
Along with the benefit they bring to others, these programs provide valuable opportunities for young people to look at their own situations, consider their obligations, and develop as responsible and compassionate members of society and agents for change in our world.