After another five weeks of lockdown (or is it 4?… or 6?…. So hard to keep track!), the College to celebrate RUOK Day on Thursday 9th September. As you know, one of our four core values is COMPASSION and we want all our students to develop into caring and compassionate people who seek to look after others.

Throughout that same week, we had presentations each day in homegroup that were designed to upskill students in how to be better listeners and supports to their friends and then encouraged every student to reach out to five others and check in that they were going OK. This culminated with a screen free day on RUOK Day (and no formal classes) on the Thursday and students were encouraged to do some things that would help them look after both their own physical and mental health.  

The Year 12 students had a surprise RUOK day assembly where they were presented with a small gift and received individual messages of care and support form their teachers. It is important to us that all of our students feel cared for and valued by our college. And of course everyday should be RUOK Day…. And we reminded students of that too. 


Below are some photos from the RUOK day Presentations that all students participated in. 



And as always, we want to remind you that your child’s mental health is our priority and we want to continue to provide quality welfare support to our students, even during remote learning. If you have any concerns at all about your child then please contact your child’s coordinator or myself and chaplain Gill Van Der Ende. We are available to parents via phone or text. Your child can also contact us directly by knocking on the door of our office. We are here to support you. 

John Nichol
Student Well-Being Coordinator



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