November 23rd is the White Ribbon Day walk designed to raise awareness about Domestic Violence and asks men to stand up and say "NO" to Violence.
November 23rd: White Ribbon Day walk – Green House staff and students will be taking part in the walk as representatives of Waverley College. All parents are welcome to attend this event. Please note this event is compulsory for all Green House students and a role will be marked. Students will need to make their own way to school after the event has finished at Coogee. More information can be found at this link.
The annual Walk is organised by NSW Police Eastern Beaches Local Area Command and Randwick City Council.
The White Ribbon Walk will be held on Friday 23 November 2018 between 7.15am and 9am, from High Cross Park Randwick to Grant Reserve, Coogee.
Parking is available at the Dolphin Street car park at Coogee. A shuttle bus service will operate from the car park to High Cross Park from 6.45am. This will be a continuous round trip until 7.25am.
Following the BBQ Breakfast at Grant Reserve, the Community Bus will transport participants back to High Cross Park via the Dolphin Street car park. This will assist participants who park at the Dolphin Street Car Park and near High Cross Park.
The walk commences at 7.30am from High Cross Park, corner of Avoca Street and Coogee Bay Road, Randwick.
Participants proceed along Coogee Bay Road to Coogee Beach, head south along the promenade and finish at Grant Reserve at Coogee.
You can download the White Ribbon Walk map PDF, 107.05 KB.
Green House will spend the month of November raising awareness around Domestic Violence and discussing the horrifying statistics that 1 in 2 women in Australia will experience sexual harassment in their lifetime, 1 in 4 children are raised in a household exposed to domestic violence and 1 woman is killed each week by a current or former partner.
We believe these horrifying statistics cannot be ignored. Men and boys in each community need to stand beside women and girls to deliver the change we all need. All of us can make a difference, and White Ribbon Day is an opportunity for Waverley College to stand up and speak out to end violence and disrespect towards women.
November 8th: Green House Wellbeing prefect Alex Bayas and a survivor of domestic violence will be speaking to the school community during a whole school assembly about the impacts of domestic violence, the importance of language for young men and the difference we can make in our community to stop violence against women.
November 16th – Green House Prefects will run a Green House BBQ to raise awareness of this issue and use the money raised to support the white ribbon foundation. The students will be sharing fact sheets within the school community leading up to this event and posting information for students to read throughout the school.
For the month of November, Green House prefects will be selling ribbons and collecting donations for this cause at Waverley College.
For more information please contact Acting Head of Green House, Gemma Brown – firstname.lastname@example.org