The end of August concludes our 2018 training in Mental Health First Aid. That means that every Salesian student from Year 9 to 12 has completed the teen version of Mental Health First Aid. They now know how to tell if their friends might be struggling with a mental health problem. They also have a simple plan to get them the adult support they might need, and to manage a crisis.
The new batch of Salesian staff to complete the adult 14-hour training in June means that approximately 80 of our current staff are certified in Youth Mental Health First Aid. With the support of Sunbury Community Health, we have even trained our first batch of parents in the 14-hour Youth Mental Health First Aid.
We hope there will be more opportunities soon to roll out more courses so that more members of our community are Mental Health literate. We seek to start conversations that defeat the silence and stigma around Mental Health and facilitate better community outcomes and safer young people. Please check out our Wellbeing page on SchoolBox and for more information about Mental Health First Aid visit Mental Health First aid Australia.
Salesian College has installed their ‘Choose Tap’ aquaBUBBLER as an initiative which promotes the environmental and health benefits of drinking tap water. These bubblers have drinking fountains as well as a water bottle refill station. The intitiavie supports the College’s goal to become a Water Only school. We have installed 7 aquaBUBBLERS and one chilled water bubbler around the College and we are encouraging students to bring along their own reusable drink bottles to fill up. Thanks to the Canteen who are supporting this initiative by phasing out the sale of bottled water. supporting the College’s desire to further look after the environment and reduce waste.
To find out more and keep updated with the Wellbeing team, visit their SchoolBox page.
Read an update from Acting Principal, Mrs Angela Romano
An update from our Principal, Mr Mark Brockhus, as we prepare to commence the 2019 school year.
Cricket great, Darren Lehmann, visited last week as part of our Ashes Oval Redevelopment Project and our Father's Day Breakfast