Mirath in Mind
St Charbel’s College students are proud of our Lebanese heritage. Mirath in Mind is one program offered by the college that allows students to participate in a range of events allowing students to flourish culturally. Since 2011, students from both the primary and high school have had the opportunity to revitalise the arts, heritage and culture of the Arab and Lebanese culture within our children. There are a range of categories for students to be involved in including: The Dabke or Folkloric dance, singing, drawing, painting and multimedia. Mirath in Mind enables our students to develop a deep appreciation for their culture and traditions making them proud Lebanese Australians.
Primary School Chess
St Charbel’s College offers Chess Classes in the Primary School for children from Year 1 through to Year 6. Chess classes operate at lunch times and are run by the Sydney Chess Academy. There are many educational benefits to chess like improving concentration and focus, developing logical thinking and problem solving, increasing self-confidence as well as making new friends. There are also opportunities for the children to participate in inter-school chess tournaments and competitions that are run by the Sydney Chess Academy.
Primary School Choir
The St Charbel's College choir is made up from students from grades Four, Five and Six. Their voices resound in practice each Tuesday afternoon and they lead the singing of the student body at the masses and Liturgies each week.
Further activities stemming from choir involvement include taking part in the First Holy Communion and visiting the Sisters of the Holy Family Aged Care facilities during the season of the Birth of the Lord. Choir is also often called upon to support special events in the school calendar.
Blood Bank Donations
Another great example of the community spirit at St Charbel’s College is the highly successful Red Cross blood donations, an initiative introduced to our College in 2014. These donations are a very special and significant contribution to the lives of many fellow Australians. Since 2014, members of the St Charbel’s community have helped save 249 lives! Blood donations occur during Thursday sport, where a driver transports donors to the Liverpool Blood Donor Centre and back to school before 3:10pm.
The Duke of Edinburgh
We are proud to offer St Charbel's College students an opportunity to take part in The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award - an internationally recognised program for young people, building skills to equip them for life and work. By creating opportunities for young people to develop skills, get physically active, give service and experience adventure, the Award plays a critical role in their development.
The Duke of Edinburgh is entirely voluntary and every Award is different. Each participant chooses activities they want to take part in and offers a very personal program presents young people with structure to fulfill their passions and ambitions in a way that suits them.
The Award comprises of three levels with each progressively more challenging. The levels include:
Bronze: For those over 14 years old
Silver: For those over 15 years old
Gold: For those over 16 years old
Participants are required to complete four sections at each level: Service, Skill, Physical Recreation and Adventurous Journey. Gold level, participants also complete a Residential Project.
With guidance from their Award Leader, activity Assessor or other Award volunteers, each young person is encouraged to look at themselves, their interests, abilities, and ambitions, then set themselves challenges for each section.
If students would like to know more about the award they can visit http://www.dukeofed.com.au