The values that underpin our social justice efforts at St Joseph’s are taken from the values of the Sisters of Mercy – values that are inherent in our vision statement.
At St Joseph’s it is recognised that first and foremost the individual can contribute to a just society through their personal interactions with others. Through the curriculum at St Joseph’s it is intended that students are provided with the chance to Increase their awareness of social justice issues and reflect on social justice issues in light of Gospel values, Catholic Social Justice teaching and the Mercy Charism.
As a Catholic School in the Mercy tradition, fundraising and the collection of goods to help achieve social justice is seen as a practical and positive response. Fundraising initiatives, based on justice issues, offer material support for those who are in need and provide the opportunity to raise awareness of issues in our society.
At Saint Joseph’s opportunities are provided for the students to support social justice initiatives. Each year the whole school participates in various activities in this area, including:
- Pancake Day and Project Compassion Appeal
- Mercy Works
- Red Nose Day
- Jeans for Jeans Day
- Mission Partners
- SVDP Appeal
- Wishing Tree Appeal
- Day for Daniel
- Disaster Appeals