Year 7 and 8 JUMP to action
Our Year 7 and 8 students have been quite busy in the world of JUMP and we were well overdue for an update.
International Men’s Day at The Glen
Four of our Year 8 students along with Mrs Fraser, Mrs Newell and Mrs Baxter, attended The Glen as part of International Men’s Day. Whilst there, students and staff participated in a tour of the site, a welcoming smoking ceremony, had a lovely BBQ and looked around the various stalls that promoted men’s health, TAFE courses and volunteer work in the local community.
The group were inspired by a number of guest speakers including ex-footballers, Kerry Packer’s former lawyer, men who have successfully transitioned through the program run by The Glen, as well as former Gosford Mayor and ex-Mariners CEO, Lawrie McKinna.
The Glen a really spiritual place and you feel truly welcome as soon as you arrive. There is a strong sense of Aboriginal culture and community spirit it seems the people who are involved have a real understanding of giving back, of hope and joy and this was evident on the day. Our boys thoroughly enjoyed the event, talking all the way back to school about who their favourite speaker was and why.
Joe Coyte, The Glen CEO, summed up the day perfectly by saying it’s all about inspiring men “to be the best version of themselves they can be.”
NBN News covered the day:
Oasis Centre, Wyong
Year 7 students have well and truly embraced the JUMP program. Some students have been preparing Christmas decorations for the Community Christmas lunch that Oasis will be hosting in December. While the Community lunch is held once a month, the Christmas lunch one is a big one where they expect at least 240 people to attend.
Earlier in the term, they made decorative bags to hold cutlery and serviettes in, whereas the last two weeks have been spent working on bigger decorations. To break up their activities, they also participated in a team challenge where they must work together to resolve how to turn a tarp over completely with all students standing together, without anyone stepping off it. This activity is always fun to watch!
Please view the full gallery below for both events below: