Have you ever felt scared, had wobbly knees or sweaty palms?  If so, you need to learn how to Recognise, React and Report to keep your kids safe.

 This term students from Year 4 and 5 visited the Gympie Pavilion and listened to a presentation about keeping kids safe by the Daniel Morcombe Foundation.  The speakers were Bruce and Denise Morcombe, who lost their son Daniel when he was abducted and murdered in December 2003 while waiting to catch a bus on the Sunshine Coast.

 Students learnt how to RECOGNISE their own body clues such as crying, sweaty palms and heart pounding. Then to REACT if they feel unsafe by saying NO, run, scream or tell someone about the incident.  Lastly, was to REPORT to an adult or someone in their safety network.  Some suggestions were Mum, Dad, Grandparent, Uncle, Teacher, Principal, Friend of Mum or Dad or Police.

 A couple of clips were shown on Cyber Safety and why it is important to change passwords frequently and not to share passwords with others.

 At the end of the presentation, Mr and Mrs Morcombe presented CCC students with a bundle of resources which included a huge banner (now near the Phil McLaren Oval), some posters, a book on the Daniel Morcombe Foundation and some educational pamphlets.

 Before heading back to school, Year 4 and 5 students had their photograph taken with Mr and Mrs Morcombe.  Several students thought that this was the highlight of their day.

 For further information on the Daniel Morcombe Foundation, please visit:   https://www.danielmorcombe.com.au/


Recount Year 5 – Sam Polley


On Wednesday Year 4 and 5 went on the bus to a Daniel Morcombe excursion.  Chatsworth and Two Mile also came to the excursion at the Gympie Pavilion.  Mr and Mrs Morcombe were there and we learnt about child safety.

 Next, we learnt three words and these are:

Recognise – feelings, crying, sweaty palms, wobbly knees, hairs stand on end and butterflies in your stomach.

React – it’s OK to say NO!  Run to a safe place and scream.

Report – five people on your hand, call Police 000 or call Kids Help Line 1800 55 1800.

After that we watched two clips.  One was about cyber safety and the other one was about what people did on Day for Daniel.  Henry and Amber got a hat each.  The school also got a banner, a book about Daniel and a bag of resources.

Lastly, Year 4 and 5 got a photo with Mr and Mrs Morcombe.  I was in the third row.  Then we went on the bus and it was raining.  I loved the Daniel Morcombe excursion.


Recount Year 4 – Bella Gignac


Today we went to the Pavilion at the showgrounds by bus.  There were three other schools there and we all heard Mr Morcombe speak/share his presentation.

He talked about being safe on home devices and being friends with people you have never seen.

They shared a video about thousands of people wearing red and white clothes supporting the Daniel Morcombe Foundation.  Some kids were wearing red.