August saw us host our first ever series of MADALAH Education & Well-being Days at the Swan Valley Adventure Centre!
This event spanned over 4 days with our students split each day into juniors and seniors, rotating through 4 engaging and interactive sessions facilitated by our friends at Spartan First, Nudge & eSafeKids; covering topics such as Social & Emotional Well-being, Career Pathways, Work Readiness & Cyber Safety. The 4th session was facilitated by our Student & Families Support Team where we explored how it actually feels to walk in two worlds; empowering our students to stand tall and share their culture with pride when navigating the western school system.
Spartan First is an Indigenous occupational health provider based in Perth whose mission is to empower Indigenous communities. The team from Spartan, in partnership with MADALAH, also provided our students during this event with the opportunity to have a full 715 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health check, if they wanted to.
Nudge is a for-purpose charity that focuses on getting young people into traineeships and apprenticeships in various industries throughout metro and regional WA. Resume writing skills, interview techniques and the transition from school to employment and post-school life were just a few of the things our students learnt about.
eSafeKids educates, equips and empowers children and young people to have safe and positive experiences. During this session, our students learnt about body safety, cyber safety and digital wellness.
Our student’s health and well-being is very important to us, and it is through events like this that we can equip them with knowledge and strategies about how to care for their body, mind and spirit. These events, we hope, will also equip our students with the skill sets to become better leaders, learners and to start thinking about their post-secondary pathways.