St Paul’s has a very active social justice program and Mini-Vinnies group with a dual focus on awareness and action. Mini-Vinnies lead the student body in a variety of initiatives including the Lenten CARITAS Project Compassion Appeal, St Vincent De Paul Appeals (winter and Christmas) and Catholic Mission.
Our fundraising focuses for each term throughout the year are:
Caritas Global Support – In the form of Project Compassion Money boxes. Mini-Vinnies leaders actively collect money as well as each family receiving a box to place in their own homes.
Vinnies Winter Appeal - Supporting locals – All monies collected are given to the local St Vincent de Paul organisation.
Catholic Mission - Global support – A Mission Day, organised by Year 6 students, is supported by a presentation from Richard Cootes from Catholic Mission.
Vinnies Christmas Appeal - Supporting Locals - Students and families are asked to support the local appeal through donating non-perishable goods, money or presents, which are then distributed to needy locals at the festive time.
The school encourages the students to propose other areas for social justice work at a local level. From year to year this is in response to the needs of the local and wider community.