Make March Matter: Ride the wave with compassion

Throughout the month of March, Sacred Heart College has highlighted the following important dates:

  • International Women’s Day

  • Close the Gap Day

  • Bullying No Way Day

  • Harmony Day

Drawing on our student leaders’ theme for 2021, Ride the Wave with Compassion our students have led many initiatives throughout the school community raising awareness, running activities, and having conversations that are meaningful and relevant.

Make March Matter reminds us all the importance of inclusion and diversity. It invites all of us to advocate for a world where ALL people, especially our most vulnerable experience kindness, compassion, and equal access to the resources they need to live a life free from discrimination and disadvantage.

Bullying No Way Day – Raising awareness on Athletics Day

On Friday 19 March Caring Communities continued to Make March Matter by running a Bullying No Way Day stall at our athletics carnival. All students were invited to participate in the many and varied activities as well as have access to relevant resources.

The stall promoted inclusion and celebrated diversity and reminded us that everyone has the right to feel safe and supported. It was incredibly well received by students and created many opportunities for connection.

Bullying No Way day reminds us that no-one deserves to be bullied. Rather we can choose to be 'upstanders' and:

• treat others how you would like to be treated — with kindness and respect

• include others in games and chats

• only share information about others with their consent.

Harmony Day

On Friday 26 March we celebrated Harmony Day. On this day we were reminded that we are a community of people from many countries around the world. It is important to recognise and celebrate that we come from many different backgrounds, different experiences and different cultures, and yet we are all a part of our SHC community. Everyone belongs. Our diversity is one of our greatest strengths.

A group of student leaders acknowledged this day by inviting the staff and students to write messages of support and solidarity. The messages, written on orange hands, were an opportunity to demonstrate that we, as a community, are at our best when we are inclusive, respect each other and celebrate the fact that everyone can belong.

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