Our Social Enterprise Program at Bundoora Primary School
The Social Enterprise Program at Bundoora Primary School is an important component of student learning, creating global citizens and community engagement.
Our Mission Statement
To Provide Our Students With The Skills To Become Confident And Capable Global Citizens.
The intention of the program is as follows:
- To create awareness of the world we live in for our staff, students and the wider school community
- To change mindsets for people to put others before themselves
- To educate students on global issues through the school curriculum
- To support a range of charities through fundraising events
- To connect our school with the local, national and international communities
Click here to see an advertisement prepared by our students which further explains our Social Enterprise Program.
Click here to see how our Social Enterprise Cafe runs.
2021 Chosen Charities
Each year our Year 5/6 students research proposed charities to focus on supporting. The charities are then shortlisted and decided upon by our Social Enterprise Team of students and staff. Typically we support two international charities, one national charity, a state charity and a local charity.
World Hunger EveningDinner in the shoes of a stranger
The evening was filled with information about world hunger and poverty and a presentation from Richie, who explained how his organisation, The Living Room, supports people experiencing homelessness in Melbourne. The team was also able to present Richie with a cheque for $5000 that has been raised by the Social Enterprise Program so far this year. That is just incredible.
The work that went in to the preparation for this evening, by the Social Enterprise Team and all of the Grade 5/6 students, cannot be quantified, nor can the learning and skill acquisition that has resulted from this experience.
Our Social Enterprise leaders spoke so eloquently at the event and made us very proud. We are so very proud to have produced an evening as amazing as it was, with our guests leaving with a little more knowledge and awareness about world poverty, homelessness in Melbourne, and the many ways to support those less fortunate.
Wheelchairs for the children of Sekolar Luar Biasa Singaraja, North Bali
In 2016, we were able to celebrate the tremendous success of the Social Enterprise endeavours, which included donations of four wheelchairs to disabled children in Bali. See the video below to view the result of such a wonderful program (warning – tissues may be required!). This has been an amazing process, from such a sensational Social Enterprise initiative and fantastic success! We are so grateful to our community for their wonderful support and can’t wait to see what this initiative continues to bring.