Kids Hope Program
KIDS HOPE AUS mentors are the heart and soul of this life changing program. All of our mentors are volunteers from Elanora Uniting Church with a generous willingness to invest one hour of their week into the life of a child at our school who needs some extra support from a caring, mature adult.
Caring relationships with mentors have a significant impact on children because they help to meet their emotional and social development needs and enhance their capacity to learn. Children who have been mentored by KIDS HOPE AUS have consistently shown increased self-esteem, confidence and resilience.
Elanora State School and Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary-: A Local Partnership
“Education for sustainable development is a lifewide and lifelong endeavour which challenges individuals, institutions and societies to view tomorrow as a day that belongs to all of us, or it will not belong to anyone.” (United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development 2005–2014).
Actions for improving sustainability often involve collective endeavours, and Elanora State School prides itself on its working relationship with Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. We were the first school to sign up to their “Green Guardian” program. This partnership has resulted in Elanora students annually fundraising for the Sanctuary and its associated Wildlife Hospital. In 2018 Elanora SS and their families raised close to $1000. These funds will be used to sponsor the rehabilitation of local wildlife that is admitted to the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital.
The Education staff at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary have actively supported our annual Students’ Science Conference and Showcase for numerous years. The conferences focus on a sustainability theme and students present their learning to the school community in a Showcase Day. The 2018 theme is ‘Water for Life', with students taking part in workshops at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary focusing on the importance of water past, present and future.
Together, Elanora State School and Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary staff are proactive in the promotion of lifelong learning with our students. We actively strive to ignite our students’ passion for their environment and interest in sustainability issues that will impact upon future generations.
Lions and Lioness Clubs
Our local Lions and Lioness Clubs manage our school Breakfast Club Program providing a healthy breakfast for students on Monday mornings every week. A good night's sleep, followed by a healthy breakfast to start the day enhances wellbeing, learning and attendance.