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02 Jun 2016
Year 9 students attended 'Stand Tall', an annual event that motivates young Australians to make positive life choices. The event inspires young people to 'stand tall' against negative pressures, with the vision to "show Gen Z a future and a hope".
The fifth 'Stand Tall' event featured a range of guest speakers who addressed critical issues confronting today's high school students. Speakers included:
Among the 30 Wenona students who attended, Charlotte Collier and Molly Dickson said they were fortunate to have the chance to listen and be inspired. "The stories from each of the speakers were enlightening and encouraging and touched us all in different ways, but the message was the same; stand tall, be confident and proud of yourself" said Charlotte.
Wenona’s Cadets ranked highly in a Junior Promotions Course held in April, with five among the top 10 participants just six weeks after the School introduced the co-curricular activity.
Wenona teachers began Term 2 with a professional development day that explored ways to build a culture of reflection and help students actively seek feedback.
The recent Year 9 History excursion brought to life concepts of immigration and movement of peoples.