Dean of Waterford | Mr Damien Cuddihy

Lilla Watson, an Indigenous Australian, is quoted as saying,

“If you have come here to help me, you are wasting our time. But if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together.”

Whilst raising money to give to volunteer organisations is a significant aspect of service learning, the willingness to journey with others in our community is central in any immersion process. This year students have had the opportunity to walk with many different groups in our community. As the year concludes I think it becomes very apparent to the boys that it is the people and the relationships developed that are the greatest assets of the time spent at Waterford Place.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the students of Year 10 for once again embracing the opportunities that Waterford Place offers with such a positive spirit. We have enjoyed journeying with them this year. My thanks also go to the parent body for your support and assistance throughout the year. Finally, my sincerest regards to the staff at Waterford Place, who give so much to the boys throughout the year both in and out of the classroom. The sense of community that they foster has been long acknowledged by the boys and they will continue to be the cornerstone of this successful program into the future.