On Wednesday 23rd August, the Year 10 class had a special opportunity to help feed the homeless. The College secured a spot at Fare Share in Abbotsford to spend the morning using donated food to prepare meals for distribution to the homeless and marginalised in our city. This was an excellent expansion on the Year 10 focus on social justice in the Horizons program and which encourages students to find practical ways to serve the disadvantaged of our wider community.
The Horizons Program is an integrated course of study that our Year 10 students undertake during Term 2. Much of the Year 10 curriculum in History, Geography, Christian Life Studies and English covers similar ideas and skills. The learning in these subject areas focusses on global issues and peoples’ efforts to improve the world. These are very pertinent areas of inquiry for students in a Christian school. As Christians, we understand that working to improve the world for our neighbours is a natural expression of an active faith
During the Horizons program, staff will deliver the set Australian Curriculum in the same time allocation; however, we complete the planning collaboratively and synthesise the topics, providing a consistent Biblical perspective and a richer, more coherent course that goes deeper into the understandings we hope to achieve. The end result is an 11-week program to broaden students’ “horizons”, increasing their awareness of themselves as global citizens. Students will explore the question, “How can I use my voice and power to respond to the injustices in the world?”
If you would like to find out more information about Fare Share their website is very informative about the programs that they offer. Please refer to www.fareshare.net.au
Northside Christian College
31 McLeans Rd, Bundoora VIC 3083, Australia
Phone: 03 9467 2499