A group of 12 senior students and four staff members from St Bede's College Mentone have used part of their summer holidays to help rebuild five homes in India's Tamil Nadu state.
The St Bede's team arrived in India in early December and completed the building project in G Kallupatti and Genguvarpatti on 21 December.
They worked hard at every stage of the project from laying the foundations through to ensuring the communities had access to septic tanks.
During their visit to the region, the students and staff also visited an orphanage and a hostel which offers support for HIV positive children.
They earned great praise from members of the local community for the hard work and support they have provided to some of the most disadvantaged areas of India.