At De La Salle Catholic College Caringbah, we’re committed to supporting and raising awareness of the need to support those less fortunate than ourselves.
Throughout the year, the college raises funds to support Caritas Australia, St Vincent de Paul Winter Appeal and our sister school in Pakistan through proceeds from our De La Day. The college also participates in the Vinnies Christmas Appeal where students provide various goods to be distributed to local families in need over the Christmas period.
Activities Week each year highlights the importance of faith, service and working in a community. As year groups, we examine what it truly means to be a De La Salle young man.
Recent community service initiatives across Sydney include:
- Bread of Life in Lewisham
- Sydney Night Patrol Office – where they packed items for the homeless
- Mary Mackillop Outreach
- St Vincent de Paul Sandwich Making, and
- Buddies Day
Our Lasallian Service Hours Program asks students to complete at least 10 hours of service throughout the year.
Current initiatives in-school include:
- Helping at Homework Club
- Cleaning up local parklands
- Assisting in the local parish’s working bees, and
- Weekly gardening at Our Lady of Fatima Parish
Our College Immersion Program provides a wonderful opportunity for our staff and students to participate in connecting with indigenous communities and giving of their time to assist these communities in various projects.
Currently the college has three immersions:
- Cape York
- Central Australia
- Central NSW
Catholic Youth Ministry seeks to involve young people within the whole faith community, expressing and understanding who we are as a church in our relationship with God. Activities can range from small scale events within a parish or Catholic school, to large scale events such as the Australian Catholic Youth Festival or World Youth Day.