“R U OK” day is an annual fundraiser supported by hundreds of Australian schools, for the sake of battling depression, anxiety and related mental health disorders. In an effort to raise awareness about the importance of mental health, R U OK day encourages students to have frequent conversations with their peers regarding their general welfare.
On Thursday the 15th of September, a select number of girls from grade 10 & 11 attended the Women in Engineering workshop at the University of Queensland. The program was to inspire the next generation of female engineers as the female engineers in the current workforce is limited.
On Thursday the 27th of August, Mrs Robertson’s Year 11 Health Class of 2015 held their Acting Against Bullying Program (AAB). This program involved 2 key strategies – drama and peer teaching to inform the grade 8 students about the health issue of bullying; affecting many students at the Islamic College of Brisbane. The first half of the day was based on the senior students’ peer teaching the younger students.
The Secondary Athletics Carnival which was held on Tuesday 4th August was a day in which champions emerged. Everyone was excited; especially the Year 12’s who put in extra effort for their last carnival, creating memories and a legacy to leave behind at ICB.