Interact is an international organisation of service and social clubs for young people of secondary school age that fosters leadership and responsible citizenship and promotes international understanding and peace.

Interact ( a combination of International and Action)  is a 'Rotary' club for young people ages 12-18 who want to join together to tackle the issues in their community that they care most about. Interact clubs are sponsored by a rotary club who provide guidance and inspiration. Through Interact, you can:

  • Carry out hands-on service projects
  • Make international connections
  • Develop leadership skills
  • Have fun!
Interact is part of the family of Rotary and has some objectives in common. Macarthur Sunrise Rotary has sponsored and supported the Interact Club of Eagle Vale High School since 2008. Interact members have raised money to support humanitarian causes, including Shelterbox and World Vision. In the process the Interacters have skills in leadership, organisation and proposal writing. Furthermore they enjoy fun and fellowship. To further train and motivate the Interacters, each year our club has sent a few Interacters to RYPEN (Rotary Youth Programme of Enrichment) a weekend camp run by Rotarians with guest speakers and team games. This motivates and inspires the students attending RYPEN, and they pass those skills onto the other members of Interact.
For five consecutive years leading members of Interact have become school captains. Interact members also excel at the Eagle Vale High School Presentation Night. For instance in 2018 Aiden received 11 awards, including the Long TAN Leadership and Teamwork Award for students who demonstrate leadership and teamwork within both the school and the broader local community, the Reuben F Scarf Award for young people who are dedicated and persistent, and a place at University to take a double degree. Olivia won 8 awards including a scholarship worth $20,000, Colin won 5 awards and Jazmine won 6 awards including Young Woman's Leadership Award. When Jazmine arrived at RYPEN she was nervous and rather shy, so for her to receive this award was particularly pleasing. Chante received the Community Award presented by Mike Freelander MP. A number of other Interact members received awards.
There is no doubt that being involved with Interact and attending RYPEN is very effective in developing young students to achieve success and to develop strong characters with a sense of service to their school and community.