• Skye O and Sanjna S

RUOK? - A conversation could change a life


The annual 'RUOK Day’ will be celebrated nationally on the 10th September 2020. The Good Samaritan Community recognised the day’s significance today through a number of activities in the Pastoral Care class. It made students more aware of support channels, and the significance of helping others. Connecting with one another and giving people a sense of belonging can overall lead to positive attitudes, and RUOk Day is all about making sure each and everyone of us is supported and recognised.

The fortnightly pastoral care lesson today focused on ensuring that the students of GSCC know that they are supported by others. Whether it be their peers, teachers or even the College counsellor... to know that we can support others when they need it by just asking them, “Are you okay?” - just three little words that can potentially make a big difference.

In honour of RUOK DAY, many of the teachers wore yellow and RUOK DAY t-shirts. This was really amazing to see the staff and students at the College show their great support for this issue and supporting a great cause.

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