Faith in Action
At Sunshine Coast Grammar School, we pride ourselves on looking outward to others and serving our community with passion and purpose. Built on our strong Christian ethos, we believe in encouraging faith in action.
Through our Christian Studies programs students from Prep – Year 12 are informed about the life, death and rising of Jesus Christ. They are given the opportunity to develop develop their faith and have the chance to participate in a variety voluntary Christian groups, family services and workshops.
Further to this a number of opportunities are also available to all at Sunshine Coast Grammar which ensure that we are doing all we can to assist those who need a ‘helping hand’.
Through giving their time and energy, students throughout the school develop a strong sense of community engagement and build empathy for those less fortunate.
From overseas charity organisations to local Sunshine Coast based charity groups, Grammar students are extending a hand of support in times of need.
Students have the opportunity to be involved in many community based initiatives at Grammar, some of which include:
Built on our strong Christian ethos, we believe in delivering faith in action.
Grammar Helping Hands
This is an initiative of Sunshine Coast Grammar and was developed to allow students to provide a ‘hands on’ approach to giving. Through backyard makeovers, painting, cleaning and building projects, Grammar students support a large range of families and organisations across the coast who, through a variety of circumstances are most in need of a ‘helping hand’.
Grammar Helping Hands is a school based program which gives students the opportunity to get involved in community service at the ground level.
Inspired by programs such as ‘Random Acts of Kindness’, Grammar Helping Hands is about promoting servant leadership, giving time, not just money and looking for opportunities to reach out to others who need a helping hand.
Grammar Helping Hands plays a big part in extending the Christian outreach of the School into our local community. A key theme when describing Grammar Helping Hands would be ‘service above self’, encouraging servant leaders who are willing to serve with humility and graciousness.
The program so far has been infectious with word spreading like wildfire amongst our students of how rewarding it is to be involved in such a fabulous school-based community activity where others receive great blessing from the assistance they are given.
Grammar Helping Hands is committed to helping those less fortunate through regular household and backyard makeovers and through assisting a range of local charities in their work.
If you, your family or business would like to be involved in this wonderful service based initiative please contact Mr Ben Princehorn, Coordinator of Community Services, at the school.
In the Primary school a group of students are selected each year to coordinate Primary Projects. These Primary Projects are often reflective of whole school charity drives, such as the Cancer Council Shave for a Cure and World Vision’s Forty Hour Famine. At other times they are independent projects based on charity initiatives coming from the Primary School.
Grammar Community Kitchen
Preparing meals for those in our community who, through illness, loss and hardship may be in need, is the cornerstone of this wonderful program. Grammar works closely with support agencies across the coast and has also developed its own food bank to distribute meals to many in need.
Interact is a youth program developed by Rotary International. Interact at Grammar offers Secondary students the opportunity to undertake a range of programs, fundraising and awareness campaigns to assist those in our global community who need our assistance.
Charities of Choice
A key feature of each Year level across the Secondary school at Grammar is a chosen ‘charity of choice’. Each year level is responsible for running a campaign program which raises awareness of and funds for a nominated charity partner within Australia. Students undertake a range of activities and provide a number of opportunities for others across the school to be involved in assisting this large and diverse range of non-profit organisations.
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I have been part of the Grammar family ever since Prep.
So many doors have been opened for me at Grammar, providing me so many magnificent opportunities to thrive. All throughout my time at Grammar I have been continuously encouraged by teachers to not only achieve, but to extend myself in all areas. One area I aspire to is our specialist lessons. These weekly opportunities stimulate our imaginations and provide motivation to pursue our unique talents. An area I am most passionate about is the subject of Visual Arts. I have been nurtured to further my love and mastery of the subject through the continued support of the specialist teachers in this area.
Lily Woods, Student
Each of us are truly blessed to teach, learn and play alongside such passionate, respectful and caring people every day at Grammar. To share each day with staff, students and their families in a school community built solidly on service above self and looking outwards to others is indeed humbling.
I am privileged to have worked at Sunshine Coast Grammar School since 1999. I enjoy working with like-minded people who are passionate about the education of young people. Sunshine Coast Grammar School provides students with the opportunities that will allow each individual to reach their true potential. I believe in a Grammar education so much, my son will spend his educational journey at Grammar.
Jeannie Baxter-Reid, Teacher and Parent
Our family relocated from Hong Kong to the Sunshine Coast five years ago. When looking for a suitable school we chose Sunshine Coast Grammar because of its reputation and balance for academic and sporting excellence. We fell in love with the grounds and superb facilities at the school. The boys are all involved heavily with the music program and finding friends and fitting in was made a lot easier by starting the school rugby program immediately. Through the boys sports and extra curricular activities they were quick to form friendships that will have a long and lasting impact beyond their time at Grammar.
My time at Grammar was instrumental in shaping who I am and being able to achieve my dreams today. Education delivered in a thoroughly supported environment by passionate and amazing teachers, have set my colleagues and I to be competitive in our respective fields. Further to which we were encouraged to develop skills and talents we enjoy, and to become well rounded individuals.
Dr. Siyaguna Dilum Ekanayake (MBBS/BSc), Alumni
Grammar provided me with many skills that benefit me every day in my career and at university. The support from the Grammar staff throughout my schooling was second to none, and I will forever be grateful for my time at this wonderful school.
Zarsha Merlo, Alumni