Senior students meet with social justice
Senior students met recently with Martin Mazinga, National Programmes Coordinator of the Catholic Development Commission in Malawi, responsible for sustainable development opportunities for marginalised communities.
Martin spoke to students during their RE classes about tackling inequality at its roots with the commission's focus on food and water security, and their aim to empower people to develop livelihoods, earn an income, learn new skills and access education.
Aboriginal singer/songwriter Scott Darlow also entertained and educated Year 11 and 12 Religion and Life classes on Monday 15 February. Scott’s relaxed and personal delivery helped to communicate Reconciliation as he gave a brief overview of Australia’s history and some of the impacts on aboriginal culture and families.
As a trained teacher, World Vision representative and international performer, Scott gave a very engaging, at times moving and sometimes humorous presentation that powerfully portrayed the issues faced by aboriginal people to this day. He was able to draw on his own family’s experiences and those of well known indigenous Australians as he left students with an acronym (F.L.U.T.E.), aimed at making a positive change so that the future is more hopeful than the past. You can learn more about Scott and his work from his Facebook site.