THE POPE FRANCIS AWARD
The Pope Francis Award gives students in Year 6 a unique faith-based volunteering opportunity.
The program supports students to develop their leadership skills and equips them to be a powerful witness of the Catholic faith, regardless of their academic ability, within the nurturing environment of their school and parish community.
The yearlong program helps students recognise the importance of respect and caring for others, while encouraging them to be compassionate open-hearted service leaders who “never see a need without doing something about it.”
The Pope Francis Award was launched as a pilot in five secondary schools in 2022 and will be offered to all Year 7 students in Sydney Catholic Schools’ secondary schools from 2023.