A key component of Jesuit and Ignatian philosophy is that students will venture into the world at large with the desire to serve others and with a sense of commitment to making a difference to the world.
As such, all Year 11 students complete the Faith Serving Others program during their preliminary year. All students complete 20 hours of service at a placement over three terms. This voluntary work is done in the student’s own time and encourages the students to really live the Jesuit values.
As part of our Sacred Heart and Christmas celebrations, the school assembles food hampers for the poor of the community and during Lent we participate in the Diocesan Project Compassion appeal. We also have an active Young Christian Students (YCS) and St Vincent De Paul Society groups who outreach to the less advantaged and the marginalised of Western Sydney.
Loyola Senior High School continues to participate in the Australian Jesuit Schools immersion visit to Timor Leste. Each year, two students from Year 12 travel to Dili during the July term break and work in local schools and orphanages. Additionally, Loyola organises an immersion experience to St Ignatius Primary School, Bourke. Twenty students and five staff members participate. Students are involved in major building projects, preparing a cultural hospitality event, and organising sporting competitions.