Term 2 Wrap-Up with our School Based Police Officer
By DHS School Based Police Officer, Sue Seears
Have we caught our breaths yet? What a busy Term 2 it was. As your School Based Police Officer, I am very proud of our terrific school and also appreciative of the warm welcome I have received from Teachers, Support Staff and our HUGE cohort of Students.
In Term 2 I was lucky enough to join Art, Dance, Health & Wellbeing, SEL, Math’s, Cooking and Ceramics classes just to ‘hang’ with the students. What a fabulous group of students you all are! It’s such a pleasure to come to work.
In my role I also enjoyed presenting in class to Year 10, Year 11 and Year 12 Students on a myriad of subjects, including Cyber Safety, Illegal Drugs & Effects, Roles of Policing in the Community, Drink Spiking/Schoolies, Drink Driving and The One Punch Law. Especially popular were the Beer Goggle activities and my Emoji Quizzes in Cyber Safety Talks – the prizes sure are a bonus for students.
Thinking ‘outside the box’ is becoming my mantra and I continue to open the Weights Room during lunch time for students, have been ‘check-out chic’ at the canteen and even managed to host a Handball Fun Day in June during study lines for Year 12 students. I think students were a little surprised at my mad skills, I am a bit of a handball ‘shark’, having played in High School myself…. A LONG TIME AGO!!!
Other activities and excursions I was lucky enough to attend in Term 2 have included a trip to the Museum & Art Gallery NT with Ms. Johnston’s Year 11 Art Class, joining Ms. Knutsen’ s Health & Wellbeing Year 11 Class for the P.A.R.T.Y. Program (Prevent Alcohol & Risk related Trauma in Youth), the Year 11 Street Smart High Expo and the whole school Healthy Living Expo.
Joining the weekly meetings with the Student Representative Committee (SRC) has also been a highlight to my Semester 1. Working with such an enthusiastic group of students, who have Darwin High School Students best interests as their focus is a pleasure to see. In Term 2 I hosted WOW Day (Wear Orange Wednesday) to celebrate the great work our Emergency Services Volunteers do in the community. Special thanks to the SRC for their support in this event. World Red Cross Donor Day also went well in Week 9 with a fund raiser BBQ and Cake Stall hosted by your SRC which raised over $370!
I look forward to joining more classes in Term 3; to interact with students and present. I also hope to participate in more excursions and events throughout Semester 2. Meeting more of YOU is my goal. What a great job I have.