In the spirit of our Patrons
In the spirit of Nano Nagle, we are inspired to serve our community through “deeds not words”. At Avila College, being of service to others and to the community are important aspects of living out our Catholic and Presentation values of compassion, love, justice and service. We are called to follow in the footsteps of St Teresa of Avila and Nano Nagle, to be the hands and feet of Christ and to open our heart and hands to minister to others in our community.
Avila College students and staff participate in a range of social justice initiatives that build a deep awareness, inspire purposeful action and produce active and informed citizens who can enact change in the world around them. Students are able to express their service to others through fundraising drives, volunteering work, community engagement activities, awareness raising events and active participation in the Young Vinnies, Reconciliation Group and Sustainability Group.
Service & Justice Program
As Peer Helpers, Year 10 students are trained to support the transition of Year 7 students throughout their first year of school. Peer Helpers are allocated a homeroom class and visit twice a week to answer questions, run team games and provide a friendly mentor as our newest community members adjust to secondary school life.