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St Joseph’s goes yellow for ‘R U OK? Day’

St Joseph’s goes yellow for ‘R U OK? Day’

Staff and students at St Joseph’s were encouraged to wear the colour yellow in support of ‘R U OK? Day’ on the 13th September, a day organised by the St. Joseph’s Student Representative Council and Head of Pastoral Care, Mrs Lorien Kirby. The day is a national day of action dedicated to reminding people to ask family, friends and colleagues the question, "R U OK?", in a meaningful way, because connecting regularly and meaningfully is one thing everyone can do to make a difference to anyone who might be struggling.

 

Highlighting the message ‘to start a conversation’, ‘conversation corners’ were set up around the school and decorated with posters and stickers reminding students to stop and to start a conversation. Earlier in the week, students were also involved in short lessons on how to have meaningful conversations with their friends and become good listeners.

 

Guest speaker Kath Ives, community volunteer from ‘Happy Chat’, addressed the assembly on the importance of checking in with your friends. The assembly was attended by the whole school and special guests Mayor Tracy Dobie and Simon Goddard from Headspace Warwick.  

 

Headspace held a stall for staff and students offering information and an opportunity to have a chat with them. Secondary students and staff competed in a Staff vs Students R U OK? Day Basketball match, with basketball being declared the winner on the day.

 

A free sausage sizzle was a great way to end the day and helped to put a smile on everyone’s face.