One of the central pillars of the teachings of the Catholic Church, and by extension Catholic Education, is that of social justice. We at OLG attempt to act on this as part of our school ethos.
OLG is a major contributor to the local St Vincent De Paul’s chapter and through the Spiritual Ministry we support Caritas, the Sisters of the Holy Family mission in the Phillipines, and other Catholic charities.
In addition, the school has a tradition that each class adopts a refugee family at Christmas and prepares a Christmas hamper for them. Our Year 6 classes annually prepare ‘welcome packs’ for students entering Clontarf Aboriginal College each year.
The school is a long-time supporter of Brother Olly Pickett’s Wheelchairs for Kids charity.
Several times the school has provided the short term loan of a staff member to Warmun Catholic School in the Kimberley. We often have a knitting circle creating blankets for worthy causes and our Reachout group provides meals to school families when the need arises.
Families on means-tested Health Care Cards receive a discount on tuition fees and in any case, fees can be negotiated when the circumstances require it.