On top of school based service activities, each house engages in individualised service activities, organised and run by their respective house service leaders. Part of my role as the Vice-Captain (Service) is to oversee the planning and running of these house-based service events. The Service Council is comprised of the ten house service leaders, Reverend. Gary van Heerden and the Service Captain. We meet once a week and in these meetings we discuss ideas regarding how to smoothly run service activities that not only benefit a cause but also engage the student body with the charity. The house service representatives are encouraged to run at least one house event per year, on top of their pre-existing school service commitments.
Many houses already have partnerships with charities from previous years; these partnerships are valuable as they build on a long lasting relationship and for the effect of service events to be cumulative rather than one-off. It is also great to see House student representatives pursue a service activity of their choice as this gives them a sense of ownership over their role. This year, a lot of house service representatives have wanted to expand their house activity into a whole school event; this expansion is great because it has a greater impact on the cause of the event and also integrates house and school service activities.
Vice-Captain (Service) 2020
Learn more about the service activities of each House by clicking on the crests below.