Today the OC enjoyed a visit to Life Education to learn about respect, relationships and online safety. A definite highlight was meeting Harold, the cheeky giraffe, who managed to bite a few fingers and rock a Tighes Hill hat!
We visited Healthy Harold at the Life Education Centre at Edgeworth this week. Thank you to our wonderful presenter, Dale, for delivering the Think Twice program which was all about understanding the impacts of drugs and alcohol on the body.
This term we’ve been taking part in our PD/H Safety unit. Today students were very keen to try out the pressure immobilisation technique for treating bites and stings. Thank you to St John’s for the bandages and I’m sure everyone had lots of fun pranking parents when they got home from school!
Congratulations to all our amazing skippers for their efforts and creativity in choreographing a skipping routine to a song of their choice.
This week our Year 6 students completed the SKIPS (Supporting Kids in Primary School) program. During the program students learned about good mental health, types of mental illness and how they can best support someone with a mental illness. Students were asked to complete a pre and post quiz to identify previous understanding and for us to see their growth in knowledge. Students’ pre quiz knowledge about mental illness was rated at 71% and increased to 92% for the post quiz.
Students were asked the following questions. Here are some of their responses.
What are the two most important things you have learnt?
“What Bi Polar Mood Disorder is and what can happen if you have it….Same with Schizophrenia”
“That 1 in 3 people have a mental illness some time during their life”
“To understand what to do if someone’s parent suffers from a mental illness”
“To not be rude and to help people with a mental illness”
What did you like most about the lessons?
“The lessons were fun and I learnt a lot of other kids go through a lot more than their parents splitting up”
“You got us involved and asked lots of questions”
“I enjoyed doing the quiz to test what I took out of these experiences”
The students who completed the SKIPS program were able to take home their work booklets to share their learning with their families.
A huge thank you to Ms Field, our school counsellor and Mrs Behsman, our Learning and Support Teacher, who delivered this program to our students.
Today we had our excursion to the Life Education Centre at Edgeworth. We participated in a great program called It’s Your Call which was about decision making, cyber safety and drug and alcohol awareness. Students also took home an information sheet which outlines the key messages of today’s visit. A huge thank you to our wonderful presenter, Leisa. It was great to see everyone was still very excited to meet Healthy Harold. Calvin was lucky enough to take Harold on in a Dance Off!