Senior School Service Trip
Making a difference at home and around the world.
Every second year Senior School students at Cedar College have the opportunity to take part in an overseas service trip, which is currently to Thailand. Accompanied by Cedar College staff, the students take part various activities over a period of 4 weeks, enabling to experience life in a different culture while serving the community in many practical ways.
Aligned with international support agency ‘Compassion’ – a Christ-centred, Child-focused, Church-based ministry – the students spend time in the established school ministries in Thailand, supporting staff and spending time with Thai students. Cedar College students also spend time serving in a local orphanage, helping out with building projects and ministering at local churches.
During the school year, each class in the High School organises a fund-raising activity to generate funds for the Service Trip, and also for the Compassion children that the school sponsors. Another major fund-raising opportunity is the Fusion Formal Dinner, held annually, which also contributes funds to the Service Trip. The opportunity for students to raise money and provide for those in need from other countries, helps broaden their perspective and understanding of the world around them.
While the Senior School students take part in the overseas Service Trip, students from the Middle School spend several days serving the local community in the areas surrounding Cedar College. Local nursing homes and welfare groups benefit from the students’ abilities, and give them important experience in serving, and being a part of the community.