Sydney Girls High School has a long history of active involvement in social welfare projects. The school is a major supporter of Stewart House, a residential respite care home for disadvantaged students from State schools across NSW. Students also are invited to collect food and small toys for the Salvation Army Christmas Appeal. The Year groups 8, 9 and 10 have a particular responsibility to collect funds in the city for charitable organisations:
Year 8 - Jeans for Genes
Year 9 - Daffodil Day
Year 10 - Red Cross Calling; and Legacy
Students will be involved also in projects in support of organisations as diverse as the Black Dog Institute; the Fred Hollows Foundation; Smith Family; Oasis; Wrapped with Love; UNIFEM; Amnesty; Red Cross Blood Collection Service; St Jude’s Orphanage in Tanzania to name but a few. In addition, the entire school rallies to national and international emergency situations, such as the Pakistani Earthquake and the Victorian Bushfires.
The generous commitment of the students and their families to social justice and social welfare causes is strong and the energy they devote to fund-rasing is impressive. SGHS raises many thousands of dollars each year to aid good causes and the large array of shields, cups, plaques, trophies and certificates in the front hall is a recognition of how the effort is valued.