Rishika Naik, Deputy College Captain

It is important that we take care our mental health as well as our physical health in this time. Reach out to loved ones and don’t be afraid to speak up, all of us have been affected by this pandemic to some degree. We need now, more than ever to be kind and compassionate towards each other. 

In the recent weeks, Bentleigh Secondary College has seen many changes that would have been otherwise unprecedented if not for the remote learning plan set into motion by the staff and community.

Through online learning resources, students have been and will continue maintaining the quality of their education from the comfort of their own home, even in such trying times. This will enable us to develop our independence and work ethic, while still being able to contact any of our teachers and ask for help. One shortcoming is the fact that we would not be able to see our friends. However, the knowledge that they are safe and self-isolating for the greater good, is enough. We have all been communicating with our friends, extended family, and loved ones through the use of technology.

 

Maintaining connectivity in such times is integral to our wellbeing, so we must not lose contact with those that matter to us most. It is important that we take care our mental health as well as our physical health in this time. Reach out to loved ones and don’t be afraid to speak up, all of us have been affected by this pandemic to some degree. We need now, more than ever to be kind and compassionate towards each other. 

 

I am confident that everyone will be able to adapt to this new method of learning while remaining active in the community. When faced with such a large-scale issue, our best choice is to stand in solidarity and give every opportunity our best shot. The challenges we face are significant but through hard work and perseverance, there is nothing the Bentleigh community cannot overcome. 

 

Finally, I hope that we all not only stay on top of our work, but make sure to take care of ourselves and one another. Nothing is more important than the safety of our community. Stay safe and stay positive!