International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. It is a day that also raises awareness about women’s equality and marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.
As a College, we recognise and celebrate the pivotal contribution of the many strong, wise and caring women, throughout our proud history, that have had a profound and positive impact on helping our students become the best versions of themselves and live their best lives.
We also celebrate the achievements of our female students, both current and alumni, who themselves have become leaders, inspirational figures and positive contributors to their communities.
Celebrating International Women’s Day in the classroom
Every year, our Year 9-12 Childcare class students participate in activities that celebrate International Women’s Day. This year, students and staff were asked to write the names of women who have inspired them on a purple post-it note and place in on the honour display in the Childcare classroom.
Students also completed a profile of an inspirational woman and displayed it as bunting within the classroom with some classes getting the opportunity to hear from a guest speaker Shelley, who explained her journey as a woman working in the banking industry as well as her life as a mother of two.
Choose to Challenge
International Women’s Day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity and this year’s theme is ‘Choose to Challenge’. A challenged world is an alert world. Individually, we’re all responsible for our own thoughts and actions – all day, every day.
We can all choose to challenge and call out gender bias and inequality.
We can all choose to challenge the stereotypes and expectation that are placed on women
We can all choose to seek out and celebrate women’s achievements.
We also challenge women themselves to be kind to each other, but most of all, kind to themselves, in the acts of self-love and forgiveness.
From challenge comes change. So let’s all choose to challenge. Collectively, we can all help create an inclusive and wonderful world.