About Social Justice
The Social Justice Group has an enduring and essential role in the culture of Craigslea SHS. For over 30 years, this group has met weekly and discussed activities to raise awareness of social justice issues. Their aim is to encourage students to be not only active and informed, but also caring and concerned citizens in a global society.
Although the main aim is to heighten awareness of issues such as equal access to human, economic, social, and political rights and opportunities, the group has also, on occasions, organised fundraising for a particular charity that represents an issue that the group has supported.
The group is led by two senior leaders and Senior English Teacher, Mrs Kate Skinner, and Experienced Senior EAL/D Teacher, Ms Amanda Handy. As the world becomes smaller (a village) we are all affected by global issues. All students are encouraged to embrace the concept of being a global citizen and becoming informed and active in human rights issues that affect all of us in the 21st century.
Highlights of the year include participating in the United Nations Women's Day events, Harmony Day and Close the Gap. Each year, we focus on different global and/or local issues to support. Recently, these have included Share the Dignity Community Project, Love my Sister, Amnesty International, ANTaRA and Nepalese Friendship Association.
How to get Involved
The Social Justice Group is open to all students between Years 7 and 12. Meetings typically take place on a weekly basis and are promoted in the Student Daily Notices.
For students who are seeking more information or would like to express their interest, please see Mrs Kate Skinner in the D block staffroom.