Our Deputy Head Girl of Outreach, Erin Gavina, would like to introduce and explain what service means to HRS girls.
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The discipleship of our founder, Bishop Joseph Shanahan, and the missionary work of the Holy Rosary Sisters, are remarkable and worthy examples of service that our staff and girls strive to follow in their outreach work and in the greater community.
Social responsibility forms an integral part of Holy Rosary School’s ethos. We strive to make a meaningful difference to the lives of others so that our girls will cultivate a social conscience and develop into young women of courage, compassion, humility and responsibility. We do this in many ways: internally, through service to the school via Public Relations and Hospitality, and externally through Outreach Committees with various portfolios and projects.
Service to the school
High School girls can participate in many committees, initiatives and programmes that involve service: Public Relations, Hospitality, First Aid, Blood Donor Clinic and Technical Crew.
Johannesburg Junior Council
Each year, two Grade 11 girls are elected as Holy Rosary’s representatives on the JJC. Here they aim at giving the youth in Johannesburg a ‘voice’ and work to create sustainable change in our environment. Some of the standout events that our representatives are involved in include:
The Round Table Bed Race, where the JJC decorates hospital beds and races them around the Zwartkops Racetrack thereafter donating them to various underprivileged hospitals
The Nelson Mandela Luncheon where the JJC serves lunch to over 200 elderly citizens and spends time learning about their lives
Various marches against all forms of abuse
Human Right’s Day March – standing for the right to a healthy and clean environment.