Bullying is an important topic and the upcoming Bullying Info Session is a great place for Chancellor State College parents to gain some insight into this troubling social issue. The consequences that can result from unaddressed bullying can and do have devastating, debilitating and lasting effects on the many young heart and minds who have experienced it and in the most extreme cases can end the tragic loss of life.
Over recent years bullying has been a focus of a considerable amount of research both nationally and internationally with data collected across 40 countries showing that Australian primary schools had the highest reported incidents of bullying in the world (Mullis, Martin, & Foy, 2008).
In recent months there has been what appears to be an increase in bullying at Chancellor State School based upon anecdotal evidence published by parents across a number of local social media groups so the announcement of an upcoming parent information session on bullying at Chancellor is a welcome opportunity for parents to get better educated.
The Session will be covering cyberbullying, cyber safety, responsible social media usage, safe social networking, how to beat a bully in addition to covering Australian law and the potential consequences of being a bully.
This event is to be held on Friday the 22nd of June between 2 and 3 p.m. at Chancellor State College Primary Campus ( Scholars Drive Sippy Downs ) library in the Blue Room.
In a post on the Chancellor State College Parents & Citizens’ Association Facebook Page on Friday the question was asked whether there are other sessions planned for a night time session with an official response stating that “… unfortunately the times of the session are limited due to availability of the presenters. However if there is an interest from our community we can look to hold an evening session on this topic in the near future…”
If you are a local parent with kids at Chancellor State School and you are unable to attend the upcoming early afternoon session due to picking up kids at high school, working or other commitments we strongly recommend you contact the school or P&C using the details listed below and express your interest.
For more information on this event please contact school management representatives Jamie Field ( email@example.com ) or Chris Hey ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) on 07 5453 3222 or alternatively Chancellor State College P&C ( email@example.com ) on 07 5453 3241.
A bit about Bully Zero
Bully Zero is the leading and most influential anti-bullying and cyberbullying organisation for kids, teens and adults in Australia. We work to reduce and prevent bullying, cyberbullying, and other forms of digital abuse in schools, workplaces, online and in communities across our country.
Want to find out a little bit more about bully zero Australia foundation? Visit their website at http://bzaf.org.au
Local resident and Chancellor State School student Emily has decided to participate in the World’s Greatest Shave fundraiser and will be cutting 30cm off her hair so Sippy Downs and district residents we are calling on you to support this young lady to achieve a fundraising goals for this fantastic cause.
- Cutting her hair is a big deal as she loves her long, thick hair and doesn’t even like to have it trimmed – so for a teenage girl this has been a BIG decision, not made lightly, but for a great cause!
- Emily said to family and friends, “cancer patients don’t have a choice re their hair when going through chemotherapy – I have a choice and it is something positive I am able to do to help out” – even though she doesn’t really want to cut it.
- Money raised goes towards cancer research and services
- Emily’s hair will go to make a wig for a cancer patient.
If you are in a position to donate, whether small or large, we would really appreciate it and thank you! Feel free to also share this link to family, friends and colleagues.
You can donate by clicking on this link
If you are unable to donate, thanks for reading this message anyway.
Entry is a gold coin donation. Register online now and receive express entry, FREE Bright Run headband and email updates in the lead up to the event.
Bright Run is an exciting glow fun run on March 18 at Mooloolah Recreation Reserve that will raise funds for Fusion’s local youth programs. The run is glow themed with participants encouraged to dress up in glow gear as they run approx 3km.
- Entry to the run which includes free mini glow sticks, glow tunnel, pool noodle forest and more!
- Free glow face painting
- Glow garden
- Glow Dance Party
There will be fantastic prizes up for grabs for the top fundraisers and best dressed!
Online registrations close Midnight Friday 17th March. Registrations are available at the entry from 5pm.
Sippy Downs residents here is you chance to truly have your say about future parks upgrades for the entire area.
This is an absolutely fantastic opportunity for local residents to actively take part in providing Sunshine Coast Council and in turn Cr Christian Dickson – Division 6 the information they need to deliver future improvements to parks in Sippy Downs, Queensland that are truly needed and wanted.
It is essential that as local residents we all take part in this survey to ensure that the upgrades to be included in this Master Plan are truly representative of community needs and wants.
We are very excited to not only see these upgrades on their way but thrilled to see the consultation for this master plan being delivered in a way that is truly collaborative, inclusive and available to each and every local resident including mail outs to residents letterboxes for those who do not use social media or local news and information websites.
Been wanting an upgrade to your local park? The more responses you harvest for your local park the greater the likely hood of it’s inclusion in the final plans so share this post as widely as possible.
Survey link to “Survey Monkey”
Download a PDF copy of the Survey and submit via email
Sippy Downs and District Community Association
Serving the local community since 2003
Today we had the chance to meet with Josh from “Josh’s all round Weather” and introduce him to the greater community.
Josh is a great young bloke and a 13 year veteran Sippy Downs resident with a passion for weather that is simply inspiring.
If you live locally then please check out Josh’s Facebook Group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/AllRoundWeather/
We are looking forward to introducing you to many more locals who are doing some wonderful things so that together we can celebrate the people, the organisations and the spirit of community together.
The Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Greg Hill invites you to take part in one of the University’s biggest events of the year—Imaginarium—and we can’t do it without you!
On Sunday 9 August 2015, we invite the wider community to engage with us, explore our fabulous facilities, and see firsthand the brilliant contribution that USC makes to the Sunshine Coast region and beyond.
To ensure the day is a success, we strongly encourage all staff to participate in whatever way you can. Last year it took more than 300 staff and students to make this an outstanding event. This year, we need even more volunteers to make sure everything runs smoothly. So mark this date in your diary, and help us to promote our campus to the community.
To volunteer to help at this event, email firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest.
Imaginarium (including USC Open Day)
Sunday 9 August 2015, 10am–2pm
Sippy Downs campus