Be supportive - House spirit

Posted 21 September 2018 11:43am

Being part of a House is more than just having a team to cheer for at sporting events – these close-knit groups help to establish a sense of belonging for students new to the school and build spirit across all areas of student life.

House spirit is evident every day, from tutor group, chapel and assemblies, but it’s when a Senior School House takes over the Quad to raise awareness and funds for its chosen charity, that we really get to see students from all year levels collaborating and celebrating a strong sense of community.

On Friday, 14 September, Glebe House came together to raise awareness for the annual R U OK? Day - a day dedicated to reminding people to ask family, friends and colleagues the question, "R U OK?", in a meaningful way.

Our ‘Glebe Girls’ set up various stalls designed to raise money to donate towards this important issue. There was a chocolate fountain, fairy floss, bake stalls, ice creams, ‘spider’ drinks, hot chocolate, lolly cups and a sausage sizzle.

We also had a dog petting area where students could enjoy the company of some well-loved dogs and a ‘conversation couch’ that allowed students to sit and chat about life in general.

The day ended with the students forming a human question mark – reminding everyone to ask the question because as we know, a conversation that could change a life!

Jenny Hunter
Head of Glebe House

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