LASALLIAN VOLUNTEERS PROGRAM
Congratulations to Year 12 student Shamus Horgan (12PC-10) who has been accepted into the Lasallian Volunteers Program at La Salle College, Middle Swan, Perth next year. Shamus will be working with approximately 30 Aboriginal boarding students, mostly from remote WA communities, who otherwise wouldn’t have the same secondary school opportunities
The role that Shamus will undertake, Lasallian Volunteer (LV), is outlined below:
Volunteers work alongside Aboriginal students as teacher aides and attend classes. LVs live close by the Boarding Hostel, supporting the Aboriginal boarding students after school with homework and on weekends attending outings, as well as playing sport or games. There are many opportunities for involvement in co-curricular activities, sport and youth ministry.
Lasallian Volunteers experience a broad cross-cultural experience including outreach for disadvantaged youth, gaining skills and growing in understanding of mission and community.
A typical day may include assisting Aboriginal students in classes and during other co-curricular activities throughout the school day. A short break after school, followed by dinner with the boarders and then assist with homework or just ‘hanging out’ by playing sport, video games etc. until 8:30 pm.
The St Michael’s College community wish Shamus success, enjoyment, and great learnings in this gap year experience. The College looks forward to hearing about all the adventures he experiences upon his return to South Australia.
To find out more about the programs offered, please click here.
Mr Robert Dempsey, Director of Mission