During the term break Mount St Benedict College in collaboration with the Good Samaritan Education Team and Josephite Community Aid offered a holiday club for refugee children.

Fifteen staff and over fifty Year 10 and 11 students were involved, hosting two weeks of ‘vacation-care’ style activities for the primary-aged children including subject areas such as Food Technology, Physical Activity and Sports Studies (PASS), Design & Technology, English, Maths, Science and Geography.

This initiative builds on a close partnership the College has with Josephite Community Aid , a community group that supports refugee and asylum seeker families.

In the College’s Year of Hospitality, this was an ideal opportunity for staff and students to welcome children into the MSB community and share with them their gifts and talents to make their holidays more enjoyable.

These service learning experiences align well with the College's vision to integrate and provide more meaningful and authentic learning opportunities for its students.

Other established programs that the College also coordinates each year are JCA Fun Day, the JCA Refugee Homework Club and Christmas Hampers.