Service

There is a strong Service culture at Redlands, where students learn that it is possible to make a positive difference in the world. Students are encouraged to take part in service activities to enrich their knowledge of themselves and the world around them.

Service programs encourage students to learn both through experience and thoughtful reflection on that experience. They learn how they interact with their world and what is really important for themselves and the others they serve.

Service programs start at Early Childhood and continue through to Year 12. Students support a range of Australian charities including:

  • Breast Cancer Research – Mother’s Day Fun Run and Walk, Pink Ribbon Day, Pink Socks Day, Pink Stumps Day
  • Matthew Talbot Men’s Shelter
  • Wesley Mission Edward Eagar Lodge
  • Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal
  • The Smith Family’s Student2Student Reading Program
  • Indigenous Literacy Foundation
  • Books in Homes
  • The Heart Foundation – Jump Rope for Heart
  • Special Olympics
  • Vietnam Vision Projects Australia
  • World Vision
  • Make a Wish Foundation
  • Stewart House
  • Sydney Homeless Connect
  • Jane Goodall Phone Cycle
  • Cancer Council
  • CanToo
  • Canteen – Bandanna Day
  • Juvenile Diabetes – Jelly Bean Day
  • CMRI – Jeans for Genes Day

In a global context, a large number of students in Year 11 participate in the School’s annual service and cultural trip to Cambodia, where they work with NGOs including:

  • M’Lop Tapang Centre for Cambodian street children, an NGO established by Redlander John McGinley
  • Roetang Orphanage in Phnom Penh.

Redlands students also provide support to the School of St Jude in Tanzania, sponsoring four students at the school.