During the 2020-2021 Rotary year we had Covid lockdowns, no “outside” activities available to school students, and home-schooling. This made it impossible for most Interact clubs in the District to meet or carry out their projects. We are now focusing on the future and encouraging the clubs to engage with their local schools when access to schools is more freely available over the next twelve months.

Interact clubs bring together secondary school students 12-18 years of age to develop leadership skills while discovering the power of Service Above Self. Interact fosters responsible citizenship and promotes international understanding and peace.
Interact is a combination of the words "international" and "action" and are sponsored by Rotary clubs. 
Why should your club consider starting an Interact Club at your local high school?
  • Support the youth in your area in a tangible way
  • Make your school community aware of what your Rotary club has on offer to staff and students
  • Engage with teachers and parents (they may even join Rotary)
All you need is a little time, an interest in young people and a Working with Children number.
Forming an Interact club can be the opportunity to teach students leadership skills, public speaking, community service and many other interesting life-skills outside their classroom commitments. Every school is different, so each Interact club may operate under an alternative structure. Speak with the teachers to see how your club can best support an Interact club within their school. 
Our team can assist you with support, resources, practical information, inspiration, and can guide you through the process.
Contact District Chair Madeleine Atkins
(Rotary Club of Waratah)
Mobile: 0447 523 221