Service Programme

Mercy women see the need and make a difference
How Carmel Students Complete Their Service Hours – watch the video
At Carmel College, one of our Core Mercy values is Service.  All students from Year 7-13 are expected to complete community service hours each year.
Carmel College requires students to complete service hours because:

  • Service is central to the Gospel teachings and our core Mercy values.
  • Students will be able to assist people in our community who need help.
  • Students will gain valuable social and leadership skills which will help them in their futures.
  • Many employers set great value on young people who have shown an interest in helping others simply for the sake of it.

In order to receive a service badge and certificate each year, students need to:

  • Complete the required hours.
  • Fill in the service log with evidence of completed service (photo of signed log to be inserted into online assignment).
  • Complete the reflection activity online (posted in House Google classroom).
  • Submit the assignment into House Google classroom by the due date – House points will only be given for assignments handed in complete and on time.

Hours of service should meet the following criteria:

  • unpaid
  • not for immediate family (chores at home don’t count!)
  • benefit other people
  • in your own time

Required hours of service to meet requirements for service award

  • Year 7 & 8 students – 10 hours
  • Year 9 & 10 students – 15 hours
  • Year 11, 12, 13 students – 20 hours

Students can find age appropriate opportunities for service in the Year level Google classrooms throughout the year or they can find their own opportunities.  Students can check if their chosen service activity is acceptable if they are unsure, or ask any other questions related to service by contacting the Service Coordinator via email
Service hours and reflection due:

  • Years 7-10 – due Monday, 17 October (beginning of Term 4)
  • Years 11-13 – due Monday, 25 July (beginning of Term 3)