MARIST College’s “Mates Service Programme” has won the ACT Order of Australia Association’s Service to the Community award.The whole-of-college activity focuses student support for the ederly, the homeless, the disabled and the young and needy. Each student in 2013 completed at least 25 hours of service, with the graduating year 12 class clocking up 11,341 hours alone.
Inspired by principal Richard Sidorko, the seven-year program is managed by staff member Nathan Ahearne.
Year 10 students of St Francis Xavier College have won the Assistance to the Disabled Award for their support of special needs students at Cranleigh Primary School. Among other activities, the college students organised dancing classes and soccer games for the Cranleigh students.
The awards were presented by Mark Sullivan, CEO of the sponsor ACTEW Water.