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9 September 2021

Today is R U OK? Day, a national day of action that encourages us to think about the people in our lives who might need to be asked how they’re really going.

At Coastal Lakes College we have celebrated R U OK? Day across the College today with a number of activities including:

  • class room activities and a chat highlighting some of the ways we can start the conversation and what we can do when things aren’t ok
  • emoji charades
  • paws pet corner with therapy dogs
  • yarn bracelet making
  • just dance competition
  • mindfulness activities in the library
  • a scavenger hunt
  • ‘staff v students’ games at lunch time

We also raised $310 with our fundraiser sausage sizzle which will be donated to R U OK? R U OK? are the organisers behind R U OK? Day. They are a harm prevention charity that encourages people to stay connected and have conversations that can help others through difficult times in their lives.

Students also made positive affirmation cards which are being displayed in the College cafeteria windows, students have been very insightful in some of their affirmations and we wanted to share some of their comments with you:

  • Don’t be afraid of failure – it can lead to success
  • You are the main character of your story, don’t let a side character bring you down
  • Be positive and keep moving forward
  • What will it matter in 100 years?
  • Always be positive
    Kindness is the key to everything
  • Every time something bad happens, something good always comes out of it
  • You are amazing. Don’t give up!
  • Know you are never alone in what you go through
  • Stay positive – Believe in yourself
  • Your mistakes help you grow
  • Be the change you want in the world
  • You can choose for your glass to be half empty or half full
  • Don’t be sad because sad backwards is das and das not good
  • Surround yourself with people who are good for your mental health
  • Keep looking ahead and don’t look behind
  • You’re a beaut, don’t change for anyone!
  • Look to the stars and you’ll see a bright future!

R U OK? Day is an important day on the CLC calendar “Coastal Lakes College focuses on the whole child, both socially and emotionally. We believe it’s important to encourage our students to seek help and make them aware of the opportunities and support systems that are available to them.” said Ms Smith.

If you have concerns about your child, please make sure you contact the College and ask to speak with a member of the Positive Support Team.



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