“Once we start to think about the kind of world we are leaving to future generations, we look at things differently; we realize that the world is a gift which we have freely received and must share with others. Since the world has been given to us, we can no longer view reality in a purely utilitarian way, in which efficiency and productivity are entirely geared to our individual benefit. Intergenerational solidarity is not optional, but rather a basic question of justice, since the world we have received also belongs to those who will follow us”. (159) Laudato si’, Pope Francis
As a school in the Brigidine tradition, we believe in the ideal and importance of stewarding the earth’s resources and respecting creation.
We are an accredited Catholic Earthcare School with Level 1 Accreditation and currently actioning Level 2, with the goal of ecological conversion and commitment to a whole-school, student-led ecological dialogue with associated change actions.
Projects are chosen within the context of the Laudato Si’ Action Platform (LSAP) goals. We prioritise the purchase and use of environmentally and socially responsible materials, products, and services. Within the school curriculum and through work with our student leaders and community, we are dedicated to promoting education and knowledge of sustainability and climate change.
We care for our common home through prayer, dialogue, education, and action. We transform hearts and minds so as to hear the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor.
“You cannot protect the environment unless you empower people, you inform them, and you help them understand that these resources are their own, that they must protect them”. – Professor Wangari Maathai