This year, St Dominic’s College supported White Ribbon Day with a number of major student led initiatives, placing a strong focus on educating our community about domestic violence.
Serving as an opportunity to provide an insight into the statistics of domestic violence, staff and students participated in a White Ribbon walk on the College ovals, where key messages were displayed.
A fundraising event was held by our College Prefects who had a vision of creating items that would serve as a long-term reminder of White Ribbon Day. Designing and making “Be the Change” key rings and bag tags, our Prefects sold their merchandise over four days, with all funds raised heading to The Haven Women’s Shelter in Penrith.
Our Annual White Ribbon Assembly, ran through Waterford Wednesday and included a presentation from Samantha, who is the Manager at The Haven. Information provided at this assembly was one of promoting gender equality, and how men can build healthy and respectful relationships with the females in their lives.
Year 11 were also involved in a talk, presented by Senior Constable Macfarlane with the theme once again, focused on respectful relationships and domestic violence. Students were guided through how they can be change-makers in the fight against domestic violence.
Our White Ribbon events concluded with the involvement of our staff and students in the Walk Against Domestic Violence at Nepean River, a community run initiative.