Letters spell out the wellbeing message at Mater Dei College


College counsellor Sally Stott and dean of students Teresa Cosgrove with Year 7 students.
College counsellor Sally Stott and dean of students Teresa Cosgrove with Year 7 students.

STUDENTS took on staff in volleyball, tried hip-hop moves and sampled healthy foods at an Edgewater school during Wellbeing Week celebrations.

Mater Dei College hosted a range of activities throughout the week, from student versus staff tug-of-war matches to karate demonstrations, and held an expo featuring representatives from Headspace, City of Joondalup’s youth services and the Royal Life Saving Society WA.

College counsellor Sally Stott said adolescence could be a risky time for mental health issues. “One in four adolescents has a diagnosable mental health disorder and less than half will access help,” she said.

“We promote the message that being mentally and physically healthy and strong is an essential part of student development and is important for their relationships and developing resilience. We believe that as staff of the college, we all play a significant role in the lives of our students.”

Design and technology department staff constructed letters ahead of R U OK? Day, which were covered with photos of students and teachers.