Social Justice Programs

Children learn more from our actions than our words

“It is no use walking anywhere to preach unless our walking is our preaching.”

St Francis of Assisi

Children learn more from our actions than our words; our values must therefore be visibly lived out. For this reason, our engagement with a wide range of issues and causes goes beyond the superficial.

Macleay Vocational College

Through our relationship with Macleay Vocational College, a school offering pathways back for teenagers who have fallen out of education, our girls can meet Indigenous students of vastly different life experience. We exchange regular visits which allow our students to establish meaningful connections with peers whose circumstances could not be more challenging, and whose response is inspiring.

Our girls work actively to fundraise for their early childhood centre and other programs to support vulnerable teenage mothers and break the cycle of disadvantage for their babies. By making genuine personal connection, they come to see issues of marginalisation, dysfunction and privilege through fresh eyes.

Making a Difference

Cambodia Teaching Training Program

In Cambodia Queenwood has supported a Teaching Training Program for over a decade. Our teachers train Cambodian student teachers each year and the annual Year 10 trip offers cultural immersion for our students. A series of lectures prepares students for their program of activities as they engage with the culture, history and service projects that they describe as ‘life-changing’.

These process transforms girls’ understanding of their own lives and responsibilities. The impact is lifelong.

Expanding World, Expanding Minds