Catholic education supports students becoming more informed about the world and their role in its future.

These matters are important to all young people and Marian discusses global issues with our students in a supervised school setting. Social justice initiatives empower young people to be part of a solution.

There’s no better way for students to express the principles of Catholic social teaching than to stand together with their peers and teachers at school in support of those most in need.

Social justice at Marian Catholic College Kenthurst


Social Justice programs encourage students to take action beyond the classroom where injustice, inequity and inequality prevail.

Our Faith in Action program offers students the opportunity to give generously to those in society who need support. Throughout the school year, the College comes alive with generosity and compassion as students are encouraged to work closely with their local parish, community groups, support local charities and participate in outreach or immersion experiences for the benefit of the whole community and the students' personal development.


Social justice at Marian Catholic College Kenthurst

Marian students are encouraged to develop a ‘Faith in Action’ goal every year. Students are taken through the process of setting a SMARTER goal and given a range of options to choose from.

Parents are asked to monitor their sons' or daughters’ ‘Faith in Action’ to help and encourage them to achieve them throughout the year.

Social justice at Marian Catholic College Kenthurst


Every year all students at Marian consider how they might put their faith into action. Students may wish to choose from the following examples:

  • Catechist at Dural PS
  • Vinnies Van Volunteer
  • Collecting items for the ‘Share the Dignity’ charity
  • Attending the Australian Catholic Youth Festival
  • Attending World Youth Days
  • Attending the weekly Social Justice Club
  • Reading mentor
  • Maths tutor
  • Language tutor
  • Altar Server
  • Caritas fundraising for Project Compassion
  • World’s Greatest Shave
  • Vinnies Winter or Christmas Appeal
  • Donating food to the Jesuit Refugee Service
  • Writing Christmas cards to Nursing home residents
  • Peer Support Leader
  • Marian Year 7 Induction Volunteer
  • Shrove Tuesday Fundraiser for Caritas
  • Busking for Vinnies
  • Faith in Action is reflected in the Letter of James which states:

    "What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if you say you have faith but do not have works? Can faith save you? If a brother or sister are naked and lacks daily food, and one of you says to them, 'Go in peace; keep warm and eat your fill,' and yet you do not supply their bodily needs, what is the good of that? So faith by itself, if it has no works, is dead.

    But someone will say: 'You have faith and I have works'. Show me your faith apart from your works, and I by my works, will show you my faith … You see a person is justified by works and not faith alone…..For just as the body without spirit is dead, so faith without works is also dead."
    James 2: 14 – 18…24, 26



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