Year 7and 11 students welcomed each other during peer support as part of our Waterford Program. Students caught up with each other after the holidays and discussed their goals for Term 3. This was particularly relevant for many of our Year 11 students seeking to become student leaders for 2021. Both years discussed their strengths and how these can help them achieve their goals.
Term 3 is a busy time for our SRC with involvement in the Athletics Carnival, Fathers Day Mass and the significant preparation for Rivalry Week and Dommies Day. Junior SRC members met recently making use of our Yarning Circle to begin preparations.
Wellbeing Support for the Class of 2020
AISNSW have provided valuable guidance on support for HSC students during the lead up to trial exams, graduation and the HSC. The full resource is available here;
- Check in on student wellbeing regularly and direct them to the College and external support such as; Beyond Blue, Reach Out and Smiling Mind.
- Start a gratitude journal or list to help students notice the positives.
- Student may be feeling a range of emotions parents and carers can help by validating these as normal.
- Encourage students to take breaks from technology and screens. Support and advice is available from The Office of the eSafety Commissioner.
Mrs B. Birkett