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Partnership with Uniting Church Schools – supporting young Australians to make a change

At UnitingCare West we value the relationships and partnerships we share with the Uniting Church School’s. Through providing meaningful links for teachers and students to the work that we do, together we can develop young people that are

  • Successful learners
  • Confident and creative thinkers
  • Active and informed citizens

Melbourne Declaration on Educational Goals for Young Australians (MCEETYA 2008) 

Through the delivery of holistic programs and learning experiences UnitingCare West and schools have the opportunity to help young people develop an interest and commitment to social justice, service-learning and values education.

By understanding the underlying causes of many social issues faced by Australians we can be better equipped to promote and work towards a better future for all people in our community, and promote social justice. Students have the opportunity to develop the lifelong skills of advocacy to enable and empower them to take action in the world with purpose, meaning and a vision of peace and hope for all.

School Liaison Program

This program provides support for all school staff and students with a focus on planning collaborative social justice activities, making connections for service-learning and advocacy activities, fundraising events and curriculum activities. Other services include:

  • Social Justice Conference
  • Uniting Church Service Learning Network
  • Young Ambassadors Club

To find out more about how UnitingCare West can support your school, contact schools@unitingcarewest.org.au

To see all international, national and local social justice dates for 2016 to assist your planning, please look at our Social Justice Calendar.

2017 Calendar of Social Justice Acknowledgements


Work with Hearts, Heads and Hands 

  • We work to connect services within UnitingCare West to schools in order to support service-learning, community service, fundraising and volunteering.
  • We provide guest speakers to present to staff and students regarding current social justice issues and opportunities to make a difference in the community.
  • We offer on-site visits which provide students with first hand experiences in engaging with people from diverse backgrounds.
  • We provide opportunities for schools to participate in activities that cover the breadth of UnitingCare West clients and serve to assist those most in need within our communities.

This guide can help assist you in getting started with UnitingCare West - 

 Framework For Working with UCW

Together, We Can Achieve






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