"16 Days of Activism at Brauer College" Our Community, Our Voice Girls Group
A group of our inspirational Year 9 Brauer students has been preparing since May t...o lead Brauer College in participating in the current "16 Days of Activism" campaign against gender based violence.
Working with Katie McKean from the Warrnambool City Council, Trudy Morland from Warrnambool Police and the Barwon South West Women's Health and Wellbeing Centre, these girls have explored the causes of Family Violence and responded by producing an informative DVD and designing stickers for canteen lunch bags to highlight these issues.
They have also wrapped trees in white ribbons for White Ribbon Day, distributed white ribbons to wear, put up information posters around the College and raised awareness through addressing our College Assembly this week. They have also really appreciated the support of our Principal Mrs Boyle and Laura Main our Adolescent Health Nurse. The girls involved are Amy Buck, Acacia Beck-Carter, Jaydel Osborne, Kiara Marsden, Kiana Gavin, Molly Hocking, Courtney Korewha, Sarah McConnell and Amelia Finnigan
Julie Burch- College Chaplain
This week marked the beginning of the 16 Days of Activism campaign against gender-based violence. Over the coming weeks, Warrnambool College will #goorange to s...how our support for the campaign. Each star in front of the sign represents a victim who is killed in domestic violence incidents every year in Australia. On the stars, some of our year 9 students have written messages of hope and affirmation. We can help create a Victoria #freefromviolence.
The average iPhone user checks their phone 76 times a day, and spends over TWO HOURS glued to their screens. It’s no wonder the iPhone has been dubbed the crack... cocaine of technology.
If you feel frustrated with how reliant you are on your device, we are setting you a challenge!
On Sunday 10th December we challenge you to go for at least 12 hours without checking your phone, i.e. actually turning your phone OFF for the day.
Now, we realise for some of you this is just not realistic, so another option is to go for 12 hours without checking your social media apps. The easiest way to make sure you don’t get sucked back into the social media vortex is to delete the apps (you can always re-install them).
So mark #DISconnect day in your diaries! Updates to come.
Mental Health Week Activities continued today at Warrnambool College with Staff morning tea catered by Kaye Hollis' wonderful year 10 catering class! Staff were also treated to massages by Erin and Jay from Your Massage Hub. Thanks to Wellways for making these activities possible.
Check out the fantastic mural that the year 7s all contributed to on Altitude Day at Warrnambool College last week! Each student wrote 5 of their strengths on the outline of their hand and decorated it with pictures of what makes them unique.
Next Thursday there is a Cyber Safety parents & carers information session at SW TAFE run by local Youth Resource Officers Trudy Moreland and John Keats. Come along to discuss practical strategies we can use to keep young people safe online!
NEW blog post on gratitude and the simple things we take for granted... http://abiglife.net/a-big-life-blog/19-blog-post-4.html