Walk for Respectful Relationships

Key Points

  • We joined many schools across the Sutherland Shire in participating in the Walk for Respectful Relationships this term, raising awareness of the effects of domestic and family violence.
  • Our students were encouraged to wear their brightly coloured socks and comfortable shoes on Friday 20 November and get together to go for a walk throughout the day.
  • Our students also participated in structured wellbeing lessons focused on the positive relationships we are so lucky to have here at Gymea.
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Friday 20 November saw many schools across the Sutherland Shire participate in the Walk for Respectful Relationships, an initiative to raise awareness of the damaging effects of domestic and daily violence. This was a great opportunity for our school to show our support and raise awareness within our own community. Led by our Student Leadership Assembly, we encouraged our staff and students to wear brightly coloured socks and their most comfortable shoes and go out for a walk with each other to talk about what we can do to create a safer community.

Accompanying this, our staff also delivered a planned wellbeing lesson focused on positive relationships to all students from Years 7 to 11, with our staff and students working collaboratively through the learning activities to raise awareness.

This initiative reinforced the values held by all members of our school relating to our Positive Behaviour for Learning mantra which is the hallmark of our school wellbeing program. It is that positive focus that contyinues to strengthen those positive relationships between all members of our school community, something that we are so lucky to have here at Gymea.

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