“The four most important principles of Catholic Social Teaching are: human dignity, the common good, subsidiarity, and solidarity.” (Catholic Social Justice Teaching Website, https://socialjustice.catholic.org.au/)
St Brigid’s has a strong emphasis on social justice providing students with the opportunity to put words into action.
We encourage students to not only articulate our Catholic values but to become involved in working with those who have not had the same opportunities in life as they have.
The following opportunities are offered:
- Fundraising for recognised organisations, such as Caritas, Catholic Mission, St Vincent de Paul
- Year 10 Social Justice awareness program run in Religious Education
- The High Resolves program in Years 9 and 10 gives a global perspective as well as developing skills that lead to being a good citizen in our world today and how they can “make the world a better place for them having lived”
- Student Social Justice is led by our Senior Student Leadership Team and our Student Council but is open to all who wish to take a more active role in leading Social Justice in the College.
- College Assemblies, liturgies and House Masses often embrace a social justice theme, examples being: Ash Wednesday, Anzac Day, Naidoc Week, Sorry Day, World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation