Our Lady of Lourdes has a very active social justice program with a focus on awareness and action. The members of the school community strive to live out our school motto – “For the Greater Glory of God” by:
- living gospel values
- actively sharing our faith
- embracing Catholic life through liturgy and school prayer
- creating a welcoming environment
- fostering a sense of responsibility and social justice
- building a strong partnership between school, home and parish.
Mini Vinnies is about doing good works in the community that benefit people facing social injustice. It is also about young people meeting to talk, share ideas and concerns, to have fun and support each other.
The Mini Vinnies model of “See, Think, Do” is a great way to get young people thinking and talking about their spirituality and to connect their faith with issues affecting their community through volunteering, advocacy and fundraising. Not only do the students in Mini Vinnies benefit from the experience but also the school and wider community.
Students in Years 5 have the opportunity to be a part of the Mini Vinnies Group. The Mini Vinnies Committee help to organise fundraisers, cake stalls, St Vincent De Paul Appeals, Mission Days, implement the War on Waste initiative in our school and write letters to and visit local nursing homes.