August 2, 2018

Opening the Doors

This week at assembly our school captains, Sabrina Berg and Bailey Bocksette, updated students about a project they have been working on to improve the school bathrooms and toilets.  This initiative resulted in new locks, seats and brightly coloured walls.

This was timely as some of our Year 7, 8 and 9 students had volunteered to  be part of an exciting school project called Opening the Doors.

This initiative was proposed by one of our former school parents, Julie Opperman, who saw an opportunity to improve student wellbeing by placing inspirational artworks and messages on the back of doors in our school bathrooms.

This resulted in two creative workshops where some our Year 7, 8 and 9 students shared an afternoon together to make a range of inspiring quotes, messages and artworks for the benefit of their peers and the school community.

We would like to thank Julie and the Aspendale branch of the Bendigo Bank who kindly offered funding to the school to frame these pieces, which resulted in the donation of 50 frames.

The aim of this initiative is to make our school a happy and supportive place by making the toilets a safe, clean and pleasant environment.

Lana Paten