We are all invaluable, kids taught

South Coast Baptist College students Peter Mason, Tafadzwa Kandenga, Nolwazi Mpofu and Scarlett Wright with KidsMatter co-ordinator Jon
South Coast Baptist College students Peter Mason, Tafadzwa Kandenga, Nolwazi Mpofu and Scarlett Wright with KidsMatter co-ordinator Jon

The school launched its KidsMatter program last week, which aims to help primary school and early childhood centres.

Kids Matter co-ordinator Jon Lituri said that at the launch Beyond Blue representative Annabeth Bateman urged parents to observe their child for sudden changes in grades, moods or eating habits.

‘Later that day all classes had a lesson reminding them that ‘every face has its place’,’ he said.

‘All individuals are valued at our school and if experiencing problems there are people they can speak to.’

Mr Lituri said the school would host a number of KidsMatter events during the year for different groups and individuals.