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Mother Teresa Service Programme


“Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.”

Wise words spoken by the greatly loved and admired Mother Teresa of Calcutta, who devoted her life to helping the poor, sick and dying. It is fitting that the Mother Teresa Service Programme, under the direction of Mr Piggin, should be named after the saint.

Originally conceived by Mr Gorman, a previous DRS at Sancta Maria College, and expanded upon by Mr Piggin, our current DRS, the Mother Teresa Service Programme aims to incorporate unpaid and voluntary service activities into the lives of every student at the College. The programme encourages students to record their service hours, working towards the minimum of 5 hours of service each term, totalling 15 hours of service by Term 3.

Mr Piggin sees the Mother Teresa Service Programme having the future in mind, intending to make the initiative an integral part of the school’s Special Character and culture. With the programme involving all students, service to one’s community is promoted, giving everyone the opportunity to develop skills and talents through helping those around them.

As students spend time serving and helping others, Mr Piggin intends to make it understood that “love your neighbour” isn’t a request, it’s a command, and service should, therefore, be part of the life of every follower of Jesus.

Students who are completing their service can record their hours at

Adrian Vargas