Service learning is embedded in our curriculum from Prep to Year 12. Recent studies have shown that young people who regularly participate in volunteering/service activities live healthier, more positive lives, with a high degree of social emotional resilience – so service is good for others, but done with the right heart, it is also good for the volunteer.
There are many opportunities for students, staff and families to get involved with service at CCC. Students can also choose to get involved outside the classroom at a local, wider community or overseas level. Service is the outward expression of Jesus command, ͆love one another as I have loved you͇. To do this requires an attitude of the heart and a change of thinking which shifts our focus from self to others.
Solomon Islands Ministry
Since 2006 our school has been working in the Western Province of the Solomon Islands, providing resources, teaching and fellowship. Student and staff teams have been involved in many projects including establishing the first Christian radio station in the west, rebuilding our sister school after the 2007 earthquake, and dental hygiene/reading glasses clinics. We are also proud to call Maravari Primary our sister school and enjoy the ongoing mutual benefit that comes from this rich connection.
Kids for Kids
Our Primary student fundraising organisation established in 2009, has raised considerable funds to assist children in need after natural disasters, and to support the work of various charities that work with children including Hope Reigns, Jake Garrett foundation, Eagles Wings Orphanages in China, Red Cross and others.
Relay for Life
Over the last few years teachers and students have rallied together to raise funds and walk with the Gympie branch of Relay for Life. Supporting cancer research and care for families and patients, Relay for Life is a significant event on our calendar.
Committed to liberating enslaved children around the world and restoring those who have been abused, Destiny Rescue is a Christian organisation we are proud to support. Each year our students seek sponsorship to ͆Make a Stand͇ to help free children and bring hope.
Operation Christmas Child (OCC) is a project of Samaritan’s Purse. It partners with local churches in developing nations to reach out to children by providing gift-filled shoeboxes and bringing the Good News of Jesus Christ. CCC students and families participate in this project each year by filling boxes to send overseas.