Community Service

Students at Helena College take an active role in meaningful and relevant community service, as part of their learning. All community service programmes at Helena College encourage the development of leadership skills, social responsibility and citizenship. The programmes allow students to participate in an activity that will contribute to making their local or global community a better place.

We encourage students in Years 10 and above to participate in the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award. It as an internationally recognised  youth development program for all young people aged 14-24, regardless of background or circumstances, to explore their potential by learning a skill, being physically active, volunteering in the community and going on an adventure. Participants can design their own Award programme, designed our their own interests. There are four components to earning an Award:

  1. Service: Develop a sense of community service by helping others in need
  2. Skills: Learn something new, or develop your existing interests, skills or hobbies
  3. Physical Recreation: Get active!
  4. Adventurous Journey: Discover a spirit of adventure and work as a team with your friends.

If you would like further information on the programme, please visit the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award website, or contact the College’s Award Leader.

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