Social Service

Social Service is an important aspect of a student’s education at hippo’s.

The concept of giving and the spirit of ‘Without a sense of caring, there can be no sense of community” – Anthony J.D’Angelo, is fundamental to the program.

Hippo’s friends strives to develop a lifelong ethical spirit of the importance of social services, through the understanding and appreciation of how materially fortunate children are, as first world citizens, and instil a feeling of an ethical prerogative to ‘give back’ to the community and the resulting personal satisfaction.

Hippo’s friends students are involved in a wide range of community initiatives both within Australia and overseas (pre schools in Nepal and David Sheldrick's Elephant Orphanage) ranging from Clean Up Australia Day, Red Nose Day, Christmas Toys and Books Collection, donating clothes to ST Vincent de Paul, as well as assisting local families in crises.