In celebration of one our very favourite teachers and colleagues, we dressed up in honour of Mazza today. We donned flannelette shirts, tracksuit pants and sneakers to show our appreciation of a brilliant maths teacher and wonderful colleague. Mazza is one of the people who have made our school the fabulous place that it is and today we were overjoyed to show him how much we appreciate him in flannel.
Merri Community Health Service have recently partnered up with SRCS to run a health promotion program in the school. We worked together to plan and run our second set of wellbeing days and MCHS provided a professional photographer to capture the fun of the cooking sessions. Our very own Jason Clee worked closely with the photographer and we would like to thank the both of them for such great pictures!!
Towards the end of term 3 the junior humanities class spent a number of weeks designing signs that have been placed around the school reminding our school community that is is important to conserve and save energy. The signs cleverly employ a range of very persuasive techniques; humour, eye catching colours and references to popular movies, and combined with their placement in well positioned places, they have made a real impact.
We are now one step closer to getting another star as part of the Resource Smart AuSSI Vic program. After completing the core module earlier this year we are now focusing on energy. AS part of this program we hope to cut our energy use around the school and use energy more efficiently.
Building on the success of last years whole School Wellbing Day, this year we are running health and wellbeing sessions over two half days.
Over the course of the program students will participate in four separate sessions aiming to improve their understanding and engagement with their physical, emotional and mental Health.
The first day got underway with a pancake breakfast and “global cafe” style focus group discussion, with individual tables and heath related topics run by student leaders, recording student feedback around current practice and potential improvements. Thanks to Kathryn from Merri Community Health who helped these students prepare with a training session and lots of support and encouragement. We look forward to continuing this partnership with Merri Health over the next few years.
These sessions include Cyber Safety, Brain Function, Healthy eating and cooking and Yoga, followed by a whole school lunch cooked by students and staff during the day.
Well done to all the students and staff for there efforts, enthusiasm and participation. With special thanks to Jason for his wonderful photography.
This week a number of junior student volunteered to attend a Climate Change Summit at CERES run by the Australian Youth Climate Coalition. Students spent the day investigating and challenging popular conceptions around climate change.
Thanks to these students for getting involved and we look forward to them feeding back to the rest of the school.
Over the past two weeks, middle students have been out of school, placed in various areas of the work force gaining an insight into working life. Students are experiencing a range of jobs from warehouse, mechanical, office, landscaping, retail, childcare, electronics at Vic Uni, supermarkets, government offices and the Melbourne Museum.