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SERVICE PILLAR AT HERMANUS HIGH SCHOOL

VISION:  To develop a sense of caring for fellow citizens by enabling learners to take responsibility for especially the casualties of the socio-economic challenges in their communities and country.

NB:  Role players in this pillar: INTERACT

First Aid

Soup kitchen

Sound, Lighting and Power Point presenters

RCL

SCA

Junior Town Council (if school-related)

  • To give learners an opportunity to be involved in some form of service.
  • To give learners an opportunity to be able to develop a meaningful service portfolio for their CV or bursary applications.

PRESENT ACTIVITIES at HHS:

COMMUNITY SERVICE

SCHOOL SERVICE

SPECIAL EVENTS

Easter party at hospital (Interact)

First Aid at home matches

Future activity:

Mandela Day
(67 min of service)

Knitting squares for the aged

Soup kitchen and tin drive

Earth Hour- drama learners

Toy collection at Xmas and

Xmas shoe box

Casual Day

Backstage technical assistants at functions (e.g. Grease)

Eco-schools
Walking for Water

Matrics donating their uniforms and shoes

Computer monitors

Picnic and pamper day for the aged

Xmas party at Stanford 
(Interact)

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Recycling of paper

Outreach activity to 
Camphill (Interact)

Orphanages

Old-age homes

Waitrons and hosting at school functions.

Service Planning : 2014

Term 1:

Project


Interact camp- planning for 2014 activities

Recycling old textbooks for funds for Service Fund; good copies of old reading books donated  to Hospice, Red Cross & Sofca  secondhand shops

Tinned Food Drive- throughout the year

Valentine’s Ball Tuckshop- fundraiser for Service Fund- obtain stock from tuckshop at cost price

Camphill Improvements

First Aid at athletic meetings, winter sport- throughout the year

Bread tag project- throughout the year

Dinaledi Maths Tutoring within the school- throughout the year

Term 2:

Easter Party at the Provincial Hospital

Picnic for the aged at Fernkloof Nature Reserve / Arabella

Soup Kitchen for needy HHS learners during the winter months

Term 3:

Mandela Day- 67 min. of community service

Casual Day

Santa Shoebox Project- collection begins

Term 4:

Host Wynberg BHS in Gymnasium, socialize and do beach clean-up with them

Santa Shoebox Project completed

Donation of matric uniforms & shoes to the school clothing bank for needy learners

Xmas Party for underprivileged children in Stanford


INTERACT HERMANUS

Rotary International promotes 14-to 18- year old youth to do community service.  Hermanus High School’s Interact Club ("Interact") is sponsored by the Hermanus Rotary, which provides support and guidance.

The name ‘Interact’ is a combination of the words ‘International’ and ‘Action’. Interact’s global youth network is dedicated to community and international service. Interact projects has a lasting impact in the society in which it operates.

Interact aims to reach out to a community in need and works with youth in several other countries. We learn about the customs and culture of our society and we  promote tolerance,  compassion and reminding underprivileged people of ways to take initiative.  We seek to serve our local community and also to develop our leadership qualities, while helping communities help themselves.

Examples of Interact activities are the annual blood drive (we help find blood donors), movie night, a Christmas party, Eco Day and other fundraising and community initiatives. We have recently started the ‘Grow a Heart’ campaign. This campaign asks pupils at Hermanus High School to donate old blankets, toys, books, clothes and food, which is then given to people in need.

The number of Interact members has been increasing tremendously and we look forward to continuing that legacy.

Elsè Hugo

Vice Chairperson