Initiatives We Support
Benefits of being an Asthma Friendly School include:
• Improved asthma awareness and management in the school and community
• Improved health and learning outcomes for students with asthma
• It complements teachers’ responsibility for health and safety of students and staff
• Peace of mind to parents of children with asthma is provided
• School staff are more confident in responding to an asthma emergency
Each year we take part in Purple Day in March and do our best to raise awareness and funds so that we can continue to help Australians with epilepsy no matter where they are. Purple Day is a global effort dedicated to raising epilepsy awareness. Epilepsy affects over 50 million people worldwide or approximately 1 in 100 people.
Wear Red, Educate and Donate. Day for Daniel is Australia's largest child safety awareness and education day. Our goal is to make Australia a safe place for all children.
WOW Day is a national day of recognition and appreciation for SES volunteers. It focuses on calling on the community to express gratitude to the 40,000 SES volunteers across the country in a simple but highly visible gesture by wearing orange, which is the official colour of all State Emergency Services. SES volunteers across Australia have spent close to 1 million hours helping their communities in times of storms, floods and other emergencies.
Jeans for Genes was established to fund revolutionary research that helps diagnose, understand, and find cures or treatments for conditions affecting kids, including genetic diseases, cancer, and epilepsy. 1 in 20 kids is born with a genetic disease or birth defect. The money that is collected will be donated to the Children’s Medical Research Institute, who research treatment and prevention of childhood genetic diseases.
Operation Christmas Child is a 'global Christmas gift exchange' project operated by Samaritan's Purse. Each November it gives communities the opportunity to fill shoeboxes with toys, school supplies, personal items and other gifts. These boxes are then distributed as Christmas gifts, accompanied by Christian literature. Since 1993 they have collected and delivered more than 135 million gift-filled shoeboxes to children in more than 150 countries and territories.
Legacy is the annual national appeal to raise awareness and funds for the families of our deceased Veterans. Selected students from Year 9 sell badges in Balo Street on Legacy Day. The funds raised from this year’s Legacy Week Appeal will help Legacy continue to assist over 100,000 widows and 1,900 children and people with disabilities Australia-wide, with essential services such as, counselling, special housing, medical, advocacy and social support.
Life Education encourages respect for the uniqueness of each individual, and teaches the skills to assert confidently that individuality, especially in social settings with friends. Life Education aims to empowering children and young people to make safer and healthier choices through education. Over 750,000 primary school students participate in the program each year. Life Education Australia believes prevention is better than cure.
This is an annual, national event when all Primary School children are encouraged to walk and commute safely to school. It is a Community Event seeking to promote Road Safety, Health, Public Transport and the Environment. It is held throughout Australia. It aims to encourage parents and carers to walk to school with primary school age children and reinforce safe pedestrian behaviour, developing the vital road-crossing skills they will need as they become mature pedestrians and promote the health benefits of walking and help create regular walking habits at an early age.
The Salvation Army looks to give hope where it is needed most through our social welfare and community service programs. Vulnerable Australians rely on these programs every day. Services range from providing shelter for the homeless, assisting families in crisis through practical support and financial counselling, to guiding people with addictions through to a clean, healthy lifestyle.
Participating in a daily Crunch&Sip break is a great way for children to drink water and eat an extra serve of vegetables or fruit to support good health and to help learning.