The last few weeks we’ve been waiting nervously… Amongst the press conferences and flash lock-downs, we didn’t know if today’s FREE COFFEE FRIDAY would go ahead… but it did! Masked up and braving the cold, the Canning Vale Primary School community showed up and TURNED UP!
The chaplaincy program at Canning Vale Primary School has grown and changed over the past five years since YouthCARE Chaplain Tina Lowther’s arrival. In past lives Tina has worked as a counselor, before studying to be a teacher. Then after years of teaching at CVPS took up position as resident chaplain. The community has has much appreciation for her and her work than as a collective, the community pushed the school board to increase her working days from 2 to 3. And then again from 3 to 4. CVPS is one of the few schools with a chaplain that does 4 full days!
We met Alexa and Allegra, year 6 student leaders who reflected on their days in primary school as they get ready to embark on the big adventure of high school next year. Both girls agreed that they want to be remembered as student leaders who “respect the rules, but make sure everyone still has fun”.
Then year 4 teacher Claire Price had Kirste and Dan’s jaws on the floor as she spoke about her Protective Behaviours Education Program. Protective behaviours Education is a child safety program that aims to provide life skills and empowers children to understand and act on their rights to be safe from harm. It is not a sex education program although it’s main aim is to prevent protential sexual abuse in the community.
Catch up on all the interviews from Free Coffee Friday at Canning Vale Primary School below:
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