News Release

High School "Makeover" Made Possible by Young Single Adults


More than 90 young single adults from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Perth, banded together on Saturday 24 March 2018 to clean, tidy-up and paint the pillars along the covered walkways surrounding Balga Senior High School’s quadrangle.

The youth worked enthusiastically over four hours to paint a total of 42 pillars in a variety of colours to visually lift and brighten the quadrangle environment.

“As a school community, we are truly grateful for the young people of your church to have responded to our appeal to help improve the visual amenity and environment of our aging school,” said Mr Mark Carton, Principal of Balga Senior High School, Perth, Western Australia.

Mr Carton added, “What a marvellous response! It is wonderful to see your young folk working so well together.”

During a lunch provided for participants by the school, Mr Carton explained that Balga Senior High School was built in the sixties at a time when population demands and social demographics were different.

Today, the school hosts more than 600 students representing 40 different racial and ethnic groups who have settled in Australia from around the world.

Because of those changes, Mr Carton says, “It is vital that educational programmes evolve to meet these changing demands and, in that regard, the school has made great strides over the years to update its systems and processes as well as seek to improve its physical facilities and amenities.”

The “makeover” service provided by the young single adults has helped to meet some of the school’s physical improvement goals and brighten the environment for staff and students alike.

Service to others is a crucial characteristic of the followers of Jesus Christ and this event offered a practical way for members of the Church to serve in their community.

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