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Towards Zero

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Western Sydney Wanderers Towards Zero

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Channel 10 news footage bstreetsmart 2016

Channel 10 news footage bstreetsmart 2016

Friday, August 26, 2016



Our school was fortunate enough to view the bstreetsmart road safety

event at Allphones arena this week. I would like to sincerely thank the

volunteers, organisers and sponsors of this event for an outstanding

presentation. The big message  that our students received from this forum

is the power of the passengers in influencing the driver to slow down

and behave responsibly. It pulls no punches and it was a powerful

experience and I encourage all principals to explore sending students

from their school to next years event. Thanks once again to all

involved.

 



I will remember the outcomes of stupid choices.



Extremely powerful and emotion provoking. I think every teenager needs to witness something like that.



Brain Injury



This tells it like it is !  A Brain Injury can have a massive impact and is often called the ‘hidden disability'. There can be long term problems in thinking and behaviour, which are not as easy to recognize as many physical disabilities. It can be very difficult for friends and family to understand and accept a brain injury.

A brain injury affects everyone differently. It can leave you feeling very tired, sad and irritable. You can forget things very quickly and find it difficult to concentrate. Some people have dizzy spells and headaches, problems seeing clearly and can have trouble hearing things properly...just to name a few!

So, it's very important that we are all aware of these things. Someone with a brain injury needs their friends and family to be patient and supportive and non-judgemental. At school, kids with a brain injury who have supportive friends and understanding teachers seem to feel more comfortable in the classroom and do better in their studies.

Brain Injury is very serious and is not something to poke fun at, but in thinking about the effects a brain injury can have on us, the fictitious character below, who we are all familiar with  may help us to remember… 

….DOES HOMER HAVE A BRAIN INJURY?

Homer Simpson is probably the world's best known cartoon character. He is also likely to be suffering from Acquired Brain Injury.

Homer has been hit in the head with countless objects, landed on his head repeatedly as he fell down a ravine (twice!) and became a boxer when it was discovered he could be repeatedly punched in the head without being knocked out, winning by default as his opponents wore themselves out and collapsed.

It doesn't take a neuropsychological assessment to see that Homer exhibits most of the classic symptoms of a brain injury. There are the anger issues as he is constantly choking his son, Bart. He has a raging alcohol problem with too much time spent at Moe's Tavern. And, impulsivity with his tendency to do anything to get his hands on donuts.

What about his memory problems, with always forgetting they have a third child, Maggie? Or lack of attention as he repeatedly ignores danger alarms as safety inspector at the nuclear power plant? What of his rapid changes in mood, inability to cope with multiple demands, low motivation and inappropriate social behaviour?

The strange thing is he still has plenty of friends, despite his many issues. The Springfield community shows a lot more understanding and compassion for Homer's eccentricities than the real world does for survivors of a brain injury.

More information on brain injury is available at http://www.braininjury.org.au/

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