October 2018

30
Oct

#hancantalk

Last Tuesday I did the SILENCE challenge – oh em gee! And during the day I decided to write down my thoughts, feelings and experiences to share with you all. So welcome to Hannah’s diary – SILENCE edition! I am writing this article while silent (thankfully typing doesn’t count as talking). In the space of a few hours, I’ve already

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30
Oct

Directors Desk October 2018

I was standing in a Thai restaurant, staring at a take-away menu. My mind raced and my stomach churned as I considered how the next interaction might play out. I was halfway through 24 hours of silence,  completely unable to speak, which has obvious implications for someone who is about to attempt to order something to eat. Here’s how it

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30
Oct

Comms Corner Update October 2018

“Works well yet distracts others nearby.” “Great attitude and study habits, needs to improve quiet class discipline.” “High-quality assignments and effective group participation, however, she is a source of distraction.” These kinds of phrases littered my school reports from Prep through to Year 12. It’s safe to say I’m an extrovert in almost every way. I feel deeply valued when

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30
Oct

Mustard Live Update October 2018

Written before my SILENCE: “Silence is good for you.  In taking on SILENCE this year I’m giving up my voice for 24 hours to help students find theirs – to help them live their faith in their schools and not be ashamed of something dear to them. But as I’ve been preparing to give mine up, I’ve realised something: I

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30
Oct

Student Movement Update October 2018

“I’ve never heard silence quite this loud…” These lyrics resonate with me, and it’s not just because I love Taylor Swift and listen to her songs on repeat. There is just something so poetic yet true in describing silence as its jarring opposite adjective, loud. Over the past month, we have been challenging everyone around us (including ourselves) to go

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2
Oct

Directors Desk Sept 2018

I was recently invited to lead a session on the topic of mental health for a bunch of students. As I entered the school, I quickly noticed the splashes of yellow intermittently covering the walls and schoolyard. The student leaders had organised a school-wide event for R U OK? Day, and invited me to speak to their year 9 &

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2
Oct

Why I’m doing SILENCE

This is my first year taking the SILENCE challenge and it will definitely, no doubt about it, absolutely be a challenge. My family and friends can testify to my love of talking and I don’t remember going five minutes in silence, let alone 24 hours! (My brother literally laughed out loud when I told him I was doing this.) But

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2
Oct

Student Movement Update September 2018

Students all across Australia are living their faith out LOUD! Will you help them continue to break the SILENCE? It’s the end of September and a wrap for Term 3, 2018. We’ve just got one more term to go and then it’s Christmas again! It’s the time of year when Year 12s  hit the library more and more, Year 10s

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