“The best way to find yourself, is to lose yourself in the service of others.” 
— Mahatma Gandhi

At Peter Moyes Anglican Community School, we explore meaning and purpose in life by encouraging students to contribute to something larger than themselves. This is facilitated by understanding, believing in, and serving something greater than oneself, and deliberately engaging in activities for the benefit for others. This is inextricably linked to our Anglican faith and our School Values of Faith, Excellence, Compassion, Respect, Responsibility and Courage. 

Finding meaning in life through service to others contributes to a sense of fulfilment and wellbeing and can, in adolescence, be a protective factor against health risk-taking behaviours. It is related to good physical and mental health. Through helping someone, an individual can realise that their life does matter, that they can make a difference, and this can significantly impact someone’s outlook. 

Throughout the year, students are encouraged to contribute to various charity organisations through collection of food for hampers, raising funds, and recycling. Students may also undertaking both the Ignite Awards and Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award. 

“The purpose of life is not to be happy, but to matter, to be productive, to be useful, to have it make a difference that you lived at all.” 
— Leo Rosten​