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Social Justice Workshops for Student Leaders

Discover MacKillop's work in the community and how it demonstrates Catholic Social Teaching principals in action.

Our Social Justice Workshops are designed to both educate and create a greater awareness about the issues faced by Australia’s marginalised and disadvantaged children, particularly those living in out of home care.

Throughout the day, students will hear from staff across our programs, including foster and residential care, clinical services, specialist education, heritage services and our canine assisted learning program, Paw Pals.

With up to four schools in attendance, students have the opportunity to engage with peers as they reflect on learnings and share ideas for how they can help make a positive difference in their local community.

Students walk away with an understanding of the importance of advocating for the rights of disadvantaged young people and how it can be used to support change.

It was eye-opening to hear about what actually happens when people go into foster and residential care. Hearing it from someone who went through all that just gave us all another perspective on the way some people live their lives. Listening to Taylah’s experience in Foster and Residential care made me think “What if I were in her shoes?” and it completely changed my view on so many things. Like, I couldn’t even begin to fathom a world where I wasn’t living at home with my parents and brothers.

– Emma Dimitrijevski (Year 8), Marymede Catholic College

For more information or to find out how to get your school involved, please contact Susan Parajuli on: