Today is RUOK? Day. The national day dedicated to reminding everyone to ask, “Are you OK?” and to remember every day of the year to support people who may be struggling with life’s ups and downs. This year’s RUOK? Day looked a little different at the College due to the current circumstances with COVID 19. Regardless, the Tench House did a great job in acknowledging the day and getting everyone involved to ensure that all within our community were aware that it’s okay to not be okay.
As part of Tench’s commitment to the wellbeing of everyone in the St Dominic’s College Community, we supported the national suicide prevention charity R U OK? by welcoming staff and students through the front gates with a smile, an elbow pump and most importantly, checking in to make sure everyone was feeling okay. During Homeroom, the SRC and House Prefects led an activity which challenged students to think about how to check in with someone if they are not okay, what some of the indicators may be that someone is not okay and who we can turn to when life gets challenging. The Tench House collected 1000 post it notes full of great responses and created an RUOK mural in our main yard as a reminder of the great initiative and what RUOK Day truly stands for.
Mr Zammit and the Tench SRC/Prefects