Nossal High School community says NO to family violence

The students and staff of Nossal High School in Berwick are getting behind White Ribbon to say NO to violence against women.

State Labor Member for Narre Warren South Judith Graley congratulated Nossal High School on organising a festival to support families.

“One in three Australian women experience physical or sexual violence at some time in their lives – a terrifying statistic that White Ribbon aims to address,” she said

“Congratulations to the students and staff of Nossal High School for rolling up their sleeves and doing something that will benefit our community, where family violence is just too common.”

Nossal High School’s Information Resource Centre Director, Kamla Reddy who is co-ordinating the festival, said that the school community decided to hold the White Ribbon Festival to help support Australia’s campaign to stop violence against women.

“Our students are very passionate about doing something to make a difference in the community.

“The festival will include guest speakers, student presentations, live music, food stalls and rides,” she said

“We would like to encourage all families to participate on the day to take advantage of the fun activities and help make the day a success,”

 “All profits from the festival will go towards Casey North Community Information and Support Service’s program, ‘Keeping it Together for Families’,”

“Thank you to Casey Multifaith Network, Judith Graley MP, Cr Judy Owen and City of Casey for their support.”

The festival will be held on Saturday 19 May 2012.

It will begin at 10am and conclude at 2pm at Nossal High School, Sir Gustav Nossal Boulevard, Monash University, 100 Clyde Road, Berwick.