St Mary’s values service to the community, and as a result, the compulsory community service programme requires every Year 10 and 11 student to complete a minimum of 20 hours service to the community. The girls complete 5 of those hours together as a year group by partaking in large scale weeding and tree planting excursions in Year 10. These excursions not only offer community service but also are a great bonding experience for the girls.
Many girls log additional hours, especially when they become involved with causes and services close to their heart.
This programme aims to develop values and skills, and an understanding of the importance of supporting local communities. Girls undertake activities in their personal time and also at school.
Some of the activities the girls get involved in include assisting at local libraries, helping at Riding For The Disabled, Anglicare, the Anglican Board of Mission and Moline House (an Amana Living residential facilty), the Ronald McDonald House programme, and participating in the City to Surf Fun Run.