Social Justice and Reconciliation

Social Justice at Notre Dame College is based on our Marist and Mercy traditions where every young person is valued equally and given the opportunity to express their faith in God through service and involvement in social justice activities. Events like Mission Mart, Caritas Ks, Winter Sleep Out, Soup Van and Community Kitchen help us put into actions the values and beliefs of our founders. Through this active participation students and staff are united in living out this essential part of our Catholic Faith.

SGW 1The example of Catherine McAuley and Marcellin Champagnat guide the College to contribute in a kind and compassionate way to the needs of our world. With the help of organisations like Caritas Australia and St Vincent de Paul the College donates much in the way of money, time and service to both our local and international communities.

Reconciliation and the education of Indigenous Students is a very important part of the Catholic Education experience at Notre Dame College. We have a significant focus on the celebration of Indigenous culture and a very active group of staff and students who are commissioned Fire Carriers. The annual Reconciliation Assembly is an example of the way we celebrate the local Indigenous people and their spirituality and stories within the life of our College. This is also supported by student programmes and fundraising based on the Open the Doors Foundation. The College employs an Indigenous Education Support Worker for one on one assistance to our Indigenous students.