A safer place for stu­dents

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Como City Of South Perth -

THE area around Como Pri­mary School is set to get even safer.

The school’s Par­ents and Cit­i­zens group, in con­junc­tion with a Health Pro­mo­tion stu­dent from Curtin Univer­sity, are in the plan­ning stages of in­tro­duc­ing The Safety House Project in the school catch­ment area to support safe jour­neys for stu­dents be­tween home and school.

The Safety House Pro­gram is a child pro­tec­tion pro­gram that pro­vides a safe place for chil­dren to run to, and pro­vides chil­dren with the skills and con­fi­dence to feel safe.

Health Pro­mo­tion stu­dent Yvonne Vo said the pro­gram was very much com­mu­nity based.

“As this project pro­gresses, we rely on the voices and on­go­ing support of the com­mu­nity,” she said.

“Once we have vol­un­teers, we will com­mence the screen­ing process and have the homes set up.

“There is no max­i­mum num­ber of homes to be set up; the more the bet­ter.”

To vol­un­teer your home as a Safety House, con­tact Yvonne at Yvonne.vo@stu­dent.curtin.edu.au or call 0411 689 041.

Pic­ture: David Baylis

Aysha Has­san, Fin­ley Meyer and Kaela Usher pro­mote the new Safety House Zone planned for

near Como Pri­mary School.

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