We, as an Edmund Rice College, are called to action. The value of Social Justice rises out of the spirit of Blessed Edmund Rice and requires from us a commitment to serve those in our community who are disadvantaged or marginalised. The Social Justice program at St Dominic’s educates our young men about the many injustices and causes of those injustices in our
local and global communities. Through their participation in the Social Justice program, our students are empowered to be advocates for those less fortunate and to become agents for positive change in the world.
In Years 7-9 the program is one of ‘Service to Others’. The students are required to complete a specific number of hours of activities that are of service to others in their communities.
Students are also required to complete a reflective component, which enables them to assess their service activities. Students in Years 10-12 participate in the ‘Call
to Action’ program, which is more in-depth and seeks to further challenge these young men.
This program requires the students to complete a specific number of community and College service activities. The Social Justice program is a compulsory component of student’s education at St Dominic’s College. Each young man is required to participate in the Social Justice program in each year of their study at the College. Completion of the senior program, ‘Call to Action’ is a pre-requisite for a College reference.