PARTNERSHIP WITH ST NICHOLAS MISSION ACADEMY
At All Saints Grammar, we are committed to creating and sustaining an educational environment where students strive to be a Better Person Better Learner.
In this environment we are able to promote and instil in students core ethical values so that they can develop as individuals with a clear sense of social responsibility, ready to contribute to the betterment of their world.
All Saints Grammar provides a holistic education, where students can flourish, grow and serve their community with a worldview which has been shaped by our Hellenic culture and the Orthodox Christian faith.
Teaching is central to the Orthodox Christian Faith based on Christ’s words to, “go and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.” (Matthew 28:19-20) One of those commands is to “Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.” (John 13:34) It is this spirit of sacrificial love that guides our partnership with St Nicholas Mission Academy.
Partnership with St Nicholas Mission Academy
Education is a human right. Partnering with St Nicholas Mission Academy in Ghana enables All Saints Grammar students to deliberately engage with an organisation that strongly believes in offering students opportunities by providing the foundations to start their learning journey and build their future.
All Saints Grammar School students will provide perpetual sponsorship of 8 students from the St Nicholas Mission Academy. This will be achieved through planned activities led by our Student Leaders at the Primary and Secondary Campuses within our House System.
Why is Service Learning important?
Service learning is important because it connects student learning in the classroom with real-world experiences in the community. Students who participate in service learning are more deeply engaged in their local communities, gain practical skills, develop their career and personal interests, and are usually more engaged citizens. It instils the habit of performing a service for others. Students who engage early on often continue service work for the rest of their lives.
How do students benefit?
Through service learning, students learn more about their relationship with the communities they engage with:
- Learning more about their capacity for serving others
- Refining their decision-making abilities and acquiring other career-related skills
- Better understanding the meaning of responsible citizenship.
- Growing their awareness of cultural differences.
Students will be involved in activities to support this partnership. They will meet the students from St Nicholas Mission Academy via an email introduction and receive monthly updates. In their Wellbeing for Learning sessions, they will also gain a better understanding of service learning and strive to be a better person better learner through their actions.