State Schools Spectacular

Ashley S, Alanna R, Amy C, Sruthi K, Mr. Bowles, Ms. Ruthven and I left on Wednesday at the start of period 4. The first thing was when we got to our apartments which were absolutely amazing. We went to the Melbourne Central food court for dinner, meeting Lauren, and were back at the apartment and asleep at 9:30pm for the following day. In the morning we had to be ready and at Melbourne arena by around 8am, we began the practice and it was the first time anyone had done it with everyone together. It was cool to see how the principle vocalists sang the songs compared to the originals. We worked hard, and had a good day, and when we had breaks we would play UNO. We ate at Soda Rock Diner and

PARTY (Program to Address Risk Taking in Youth) Program

On Monday as part of our PARTY Program, Year 10 students attended a presentation on being ‘Fit to Drive’. This presentation was organised by school nurse Leonie Cowey and was designed to inform our students of the importance of being able to drive safely and not allowing their driving skills to be impeded due to their consumption of alcohol or other drugs. The possible consequences of having an accident due to being under the influence or dangerous driving were also discussed. On Tuesday the ‘Fit to Drive’ presentation was followed up with a visit to the Accident and Emergency area of the Ararat Hospital. Students were shown what can happen as a result of risk taking behaviour when behin

P.A.R.T.Y. Program and Spinchat

This week our Year 10 students commenced the PARTY Program for 2018 with a visit from Robbie Peime from Spinchat What is P.A.R.T.Y.? Alfred 2018 P.A.R.T.Y. is a trauma prevention program aimed at young people aged 15-25. Trauma is defined as an injury that has been caused by physical force such as motor vehicle crash, falls and assaults. P.A.R.T.Y. seeks to give participants a snapshot of the possible traumatic and often preventable consequences of risk-related behaviour that can lead to traumatic injury. P.A.R.T.Y. was first developed in 1986 at the Sunnybrook Health Services Centre in Toronto, Canada by Emergency Department staff who were concerned at the large number of young people impa

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