Social Justice is a priority area at Holy Family School and a Catholic core value which we believe is essential to the growth and development of our parish school community. The impact of the Social Justice awareness throughout our school is ongoing and continually increasing. Our school community has become more aware and values the importance of social justice and providing opportunities for our students to participate in social justice activities.
Discussions with the cluster schools, Fr Minh & the Parish Cluster School Advisory Council last year were positive and in favour of continuing our support of the needy in the Philippines and our new contact will be through the Missionary Society of St Paul (MSSP).
The MSSP offers excellent support in the Philippines and we look forward to working with them. Fr Jude Pirotta who is based in Hoppers Crossing is now our direct contact. We look forward to working with Fr Jude and MSSP and along with the St Michael’s cluster schools we will be involved in fundraising to support the work of the MSSP in the Philippines.
Holy Family fosters a strong commitment in making a difference with social justice issues both locally and globally. At a local level our relationships with community organizations such as St Vincent de Paul, Geelong Food Bank, Grace McKellar Aged Care, Adopt a Family and Australian Cancer Council continues to strengthen due to our communities positive actions through donating food, blankets and clothing – visiting and entertaining the elderly, donating money to charities through fund raising and supporting Fr Mick’s Mates.