Wellbeing Week is one of the most anticipated events on the college calendar, and for good reason.

It’s a chance for the whole college community to be reminded of the important role each of us has in looking out for one another.

The week kicked off on Monday with the official Year 12 group photo – a feat of near-military precision that involved a cherry picker and our intrepid college photographer.

Students then headed to the annual Year 12 morning tea; a chance to get together and celebrate their achievements so far as they head into the final few weeks of secondary education, graduation and exams.

Wednesday was VCAL Market Day – a lunchtime bonanza that saw the Language Centre transformed into a thriving market place, with a range of affordable food – handmade and secondhand goods – plants – games and live music.

Even the pumpkin soup was made with pumpkins grown at the college!

Now in its 10th year, Market Day is organised and run by VCAL students with proceeds going to local charities. There are weeks of preparation involved allowing students’ to hone their communication, teamwork, leadership and organisational skills.

Throughout the week, local wellbeing agencies visited the college with pop-up stalls providing great information and give-aways.

Friday saw students flock to the plaza at lunchtime, keen to purchase a Grill’d burger for just five dollars. It was also Wear It Purple Day, with the college community donning purple to celebrate diversity at BSSC.

Grill’d Bendigo just was one of dozens of local businesses who got behind Wellbeing Week to provide food, beverages, plants, and other goods and services, ensuring the week was an outstanding success.


Thanks to the following agencies/organisations for their generous support of Wellbeing Week:

  • Bendigo Community Health
  • Anglicare
  • Youth Support and Advocacy Service (YSAS)
  • Red Frogs
  • Centre Against Sexual Assault (CASA)
  • Yo Bendigo
  • Alateen
  • Headspace Bendigo
  • Bendigo Health Carer Support Services
  • Grill’d Bendigo


Ulumbarra Café for allowing us to use their space