Social justice programs offered at Mount St Joseph Catholic College Milperra are a supportive and practical way of learning about compassion towards other people, and also learning just how easy it is to make a difference to the lives of others, by thinking of them and doing small things for them. All social justice initiatives of the school are underpinned by the principles of Catholic Social Teaching. These ideals are promoted through Religious Education lessons and through the work of student organisations. Initiatives include:
- Senior Outreach Program – Students in Years 11 and 12 complete a minimum of 12 hours of service to others.
- SIMS (Sister Irene McCormack Society) provides breakfast to students in need and raises funds to support Josephite and Catholic charities.
- SEAs (Student Evangelisation Ambassadors) educate students and the broader school community about people in need in our world.
- These groups work together and hold fundraising and education events such as “Women of the World” and “Girls for Ghana” to raise funds and awareness of issues for people in need. These activities highlight that MSJ girls really can do anything.
- MSJ also participates in fundraising events such as Project Compassion – Caritas’ Lenten Appeal and support the Christmas appeals of: St Vincent De Paul; Catholic Care; Gethsemane House; and Josephite Counter Trafficking.