At Nowra Christian School we go beyond just teaching the three “r”s: reading, writing and arithmetic. We encourage our students to show Christ’s love by being responsible citizens who are willing to contribute to their community for the benefit of others – locally and globally.
Community service opportunities range from serving fellow students in our school canteen or their local peers at East Nowra Public School’s ‘Breakfast Club’, through to participating in local events, visiting a nursing home or helping bring humanitarian relief to children in developing countries on the far side of the world.
Nowra Christian School is pleased to support these local, regional and international charities and community service opportunities.
NCS Compassion Fair
This biennial event involves our whole school community with a host of displays, stalls and activities aimed at raising funds for the children in developing country being sponsored by Nowra Christian School through the international child sponsorship organisation, Compassion.
Operation Christmas Child - Samaritan's Purse
Because our students are mindful of the many things they take for granted in the ‘lucky country’ that children in developing countries don’t enjoy, they contribute annually to packing shoe boxes full of Christmas gifts for ‘Operation Christmas Child’.
This international charity event is run by Samaritan’s Purse, a non-profit, Christian organisation providing emergency relief and development assistance to victims of war, famine, natural disaster, poverty and disease around the world regardless of their race, creed, gender, religion, or ethnicity.
From our youngest kindergarten pupil to our oldest year 12 graduate, every Nowra Christian School student learns to remember and respect sacrifices made by Australia’s service men and women to preserve the freedoms we enjoy.
Each year, Nowra Christian School conducts its own ANZAC Day commemorations as well as participating in local dawn services and Nowra’s main ANZAC Day march. Lest we forget.
Relay for Life - Cancer Council
Nearly everyone knows someone who has been affected by cancer.
Nowra Christian School is a long standing supporter of the annual Shoalhaven Relay For Life. This fun and moving overnight experience raises vital funds for the Cancer Council’s research, prevention, information and support services. Our staff and students join the local community in recognising, celebrating and supporting local cancer survivors, patients and their carers and in honouring and remembering those who have lost their lives to cancer.
Chesalon Nursing Home
Respect for our senior citizens reflects the Christian values taught at Nowra Christian School. Our students regularly devote time to providing comfort, entertainment and companionship to the elderly residents of the nearby Chesalon Nursing Home.
Shoalhaven River Festival
What better way to celebrate life in the beautiful Shoalhaven than by participating in this spectacular two day annual event? Many of our students and staff head to the banks of the Shoalhaven River each October to participate in festival activities including the parade, stalls, stage performances and other festival events.
The Heart Foundation - Jump Rope for Heart
This national biennial event gets our students physically active while having fun and at the same time raising money to fight heart disease.
Crossroads Christian Fellowship
Nowra Christian School regularly welcomes visitors from Crossroads, a Christian organisation supporting people with disabilities and their carers. Our whole school community – students, staff, parents and families – is invited to participate in a range of organised activities.
The Breakfast Club - Nowra East Public School
We all perform at our best when our physical needs have been met. Nowra Christian School students proudly help their peers at the nearby Nowra East Public School by supporting its Breakfast Club program. Thanks to this successful, long-running program, students who might otherwise skip the day’s all-important first meal instead eat a healthy breakfast, making them more settled and better able to learn.
Serving in our school canteen
Like many schools, our school canteen is an important social hub during lunch and recess breaks. Secondary students have the opportunity to learn valuable skills while serving their fellow students.