SACRED Heart College has become the first Catholic school to host the internationally renowned Courage to Care Holocaust Program.
Courage to Care is a community outreach initiative that demonstrates to students the importance of standing up to bullying and prejudice wherever it occurs.
Through survivors of the Holocaust and their rescuers, Courage to Care empowers students to recognise that through their actions, they can make a difference in their own lives when confronted by discrimination, prejudice and bullying.
“Year 10 and 11 modern history students have studied or are in the process of studying the Holocaust and it was felt their participation in the Courage to Care Program and interactive workshops would be invaluable and provoke conversations about social justice and bystander intervention in our communities,” college head of humanities Grant Miocevich said.
Student Alicia Prentice said the course showed that “many awful things in the world could be stopped if people have the courage to stand up against injustice”.
“I was touched by the stories that were told and glad society has pushed forward since that time”, she said.
Also invited to attend the program were 25 parents of the history students and humanities students from Iona Presentation College and Hale School.
Sacred Heart College plans to host Courage to Care again next year.