A word from the Deputy Principal

Autism Heroes Fundraiser

Our next fundraising event will be on Tuesday 15 June with a Superhero’s dress up day to support and promote awareness of  Autism awareness in the school community.

On June 15 for a gold coin donation student’s can dress as a Superhero. This does not mean a commercial Superhero but dressing as the Superhero inside me. If I had superhero powers, what would they be? What would I wear? What would be my Superhero name? Would I have a Superhero side-kick or a special item to help me. Who would I help? The students will be engaging in some lessons in class that will focus on this before the day that will also reflect the You Can Do It keys, values and the school values.

Autism is a complex neurodevelopmental condition. It is characterised by differences in social skills, communication and behaviour. This means that people with Autism experience differences in the way they communicate and interact socially and their behaviour may be repetitive or highly focussed (the term ‘restricted, repetitive patterns of behaviour’ is often used to describe this). People with Autism also tend to experience differences with their senses that can affect the way they feel about and respond to their surroundings. Autism is not a disease or illness.  To gain a little more insight into Autism watch this video.  https://autismheroes.autism.org.au/educationpack/

If you can’t wear a Superhero costume you are invited to wear blue. We all know Superheros are strong, so students will have the chance to guess the weight of three jars of blue jelly beans for a 50c donation.