Our thoughts and prayers are with all families impacted by the devastating bushfires across Australia, particularly within the Shoalhaven.
Much of the school community will have been impacted either directly or indirectly. Trauma, grief and loss reactions are common in the aftermath of a natural disaster and we are committed to supporting the wellbeing of students experiencing difficulties.
One impact of trauma is a sense of helplessness.
Having an opportunity to do something to assist others is often very helpful, and can be associated with a positive refocusing on the future and enhanced wellbeing. Participating in fundraising provides an opportunity for students to achieve a sense of satisfaction that they are also actively contributing and assisting others.
The College will arrange and support students to engage in fundraising activities that support those impacted by bushfires. A broader focus will be considered to provide opportunities for children to participate in activities which contribute to recovery of our local fauna, environment and economy.
There is also a wealth of support for families that can be found below:
If you are concerned for the wellbeing of your child, or family, please don’t hesitate to reach out to the school by emailing the office, firstname.lastname@example.org.